Weekly dev chat summary for April 3, 2013

Chat log.


  • WPiOS
  • WPAndroid
  • Other Platforms
  • Make/Mobile blog

WPiOS Status

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 3.5.2 is approved by Apple and available in iTunes as of April 2nd.  This bugfix release is already paying off as we’re seeing our lowest crash numbers ever.  @Koke is monitoring the normal channels and we’re all hopeful the trend continues!

Current efforts for WPiOS include:

  • An improved “new user experience” (NUX) to include a welcome guide and a better login/sign up flow.  We’re receiving an assist from Automattic’s editorial team for some of the NUX content.
  • Addressing some authentication issues that seem to be related to login limiting.
  • Looking into conflict resolution options so we can bring back improved previews (and maybe autosaves).

Android Status

WPAndroid version 2.3 is in beta! This is a big release and we’ll be testing a lot this week. If there are no major issues we should release by next Monday (but might release earlier).

The next major features we’re looking at are Notifications and some code improvements that will allow us to start writing automated tests.  More discussion on this to happen over the next week.

Other Platforms

WordPress for Windows Phone version 2.1 submission to Microsoft is imminent. We’re just waiting on a few graphic assets and some updated translations, and plan to submit later this week.

Make/Mobile blog

We discussed potential improvements to the make/mobile blog, mostly from the standpoint of assisting newcomers. Things mentioned include:

  • Improved description of the mobile group – who we are, what we do.
  • An ongoing projects list
  • A link to the IRC room for wordpress-mobile.
  • Specify the weekly dev chat time.
  • Links to the mobile handbooks.

TODO: Implement these improvements on the make/mobile blog over the coming week.

Next week

The next dev chat will be on April 10, 2013 at 1500 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.