Android 2.4 Beta: Notifications

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Version 2.4 of WordPress for Android is ready for testing. This release adds an all-new notifications view as well as integration with Google Cloud Messaging so that you can get notified as soon as something happens on your blog.

We’re looking for a few brave folks to try this out. Keep in mind that it is 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. software. To take advantage of the new notifications feature, you’ll need to have a site at An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. or be running the Jetpack pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party on your self-hosted site. You can find the sign in on the Settings page of the app.

We’ve also added some smaller new features as well:

  • Added new menu button that conforms to the new Holo guidelines for menu drawers announced at Google I/O last week.
  • Moved settings and sign out option to overflow menu

After you install the update and are signed in to you should start receiving notifications when stuff happens on your site. You can leave an anonymous comment on your blog to test it out if you aren’t getting much traffic at the moment 🙂

Please give it a try and comment here if you have any issues or suggestions!

2.4 Beta APK:

Lastly, GLaDOS approves of this effort:
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