Weekly dev chat summary for Mar 27, 2013

We had a short meeting in #wordpress-mobile today mostly just giving a status update of our ongoing iterations. Chat log.


  • Android Status
  • WindowsPhone Status
  • Handbook status/reminder
  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Status

Android Status

The UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. refresh update is looking good. Almost ready for the BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process., worked on icons over the last week and making the app work better on larger screens (read “tablets”). Also, the app now remembers where you were last when you re-open it.

WindowsPhone Status

Fixing the remaining bugs in the Editor, these have proven to be more complicated than expected. Have been doing some clean up around the comment notifications. We should be able to wrap up the release by Friday. Some icons are missing as well, we’ll need to get that sorted before we submit.

Handbook status/reminder

Still some parts missing and some sections needs to be updated/rewritten, including WindowsPhone and the Graphics section.

TODO: let’s all revisit the handbook as it exists currently.

iOS Status

Bug fix update 3.5.2 submitted Monday which contains a lot of much needed bug fixes and the roll-back of autosaves since they broke the app for so many and it’s a complicated problem to solve. Found many bugs while testing that we’ll want to look into next. Some more info on 3.5.2.

TODO: test 3.5.2 over the week to make sure no new bugs slipped through, this is important and a part of our new release/testing strategy to test each release as it’s pending approval.

Next week

The next dev chat will be on April 3, 2013 at 1500 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.