Weekly dev chat summary for April 17, 2013

Chat log.


  • Android
  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads.
  • Mobile Handbook
  • Gnome Outreach
  • GSoC Communications


Android 2.3, the awesome 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 version, will launch today! Great job team!

Push notifications for WP.com and Jetpack are currently in the works.


We submitted version 3.5.3. This updated fixes a few bugs and crashes, including an annoying orientation bug affecting folks using iOS5 and some better error management.


  • NUX : Work continues.
  • Reader: First iteration of working views this week so we can start iterating.
  • Maintenance: We’re looking at improving notifications. Also looking at handling login limiting from the WordPressApi classes.

On the horizon

Looking at improved media or working on the iOS SDK for the next “feature”.

Mobile Handbook

We’re coming up to a hard deadline. We acknowledge there are still some parts of the handbook that need our attention, either to refine or to complete.

A community member (irc: radchadd) volunteered to create some screenshots and instructions for setting up WPAndroid for the first time. This will be nice to include in the Android handbook.

Action Item: Get a post up with todos for the handbook to which @isaackeyet has volunteered.

Gnome Outreach

@JenMylo mentioned it a few weeks back around when GSoC was announced. We don’t have a lot of details about this yet but it sounds similar to the proposals and mentoring process of GSoC.  Something for us to keep an eye on.

GSoC communications.

Several applicants have been using the wp-hacker’s mailing list for feedback.  Those of us who are mentoring should make sure we’re subscribed so we can comment on projects that are posted there. We should also talk about how we an better support the folks in timezones we don’t normally cover.

Next week

The next dev chat will be on April 24, 2013 at 1500 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

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