Dev chat summary for May 29 2013 Chat…

Dev chat summary for May 29, 2013. Chat log


  • Android
  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads.
  • Other Platforms
  • Mobile Handbook
  • GSoC Update


The WPcom Notifications release is in Beta. Everybody with a Jetpack-enabled blog and/or a 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. blog is encouraged to download it and help test it, as well as reporting any issues that arise.


NUX update has been submitted with a heap of languages at 100%! A lot of people have been involved in this release, most notably @sendhil, @hugobaeta, @koke, @karmatosed. It provides a much better first experience for all types of users, wether you have a blog already or you want to sign up. It’s also bringing 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. of the app up to par with the latest around the WP ecosystem, expect a lot of this to cross-pollinate to other parts of the app and other platforms as well.

WPcom Native Reader update: last week we’ve focused on wrapping up the comment form, topics list, and a bunch of smaller functions. We’re hoping to release a basic 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. sometime next week but it may be pushed out a bit further.

In other news a 3.6.1 is already being planned, and the work on better global Accounts for WPcom users will be merged as a part of the Native Reader update.

Other Platforms

Filing Windows Phone tickets for the next update, other than that not much going on on the other platforms we govern.

Mobile Handbook

I acknowledged the state of the Mobile Handbook in the chat, and let people know that our editor Rachel will be ready to review and edit content shortly. Everyone is urged to attend to the sections of he handbook that they’re assigned to. Eric mentioned that the state of the Android section in the handbook is looking pretty good, and that that may be a good place for Rachel to start looking at.

The BlackBerry section is looking really good as well, and this may in fact be the best place to start.

Mobile Handbook Todo.

GSoC Update

The selection process is over, and there will be two mobile Google Summer of Code projects this year.

Native WordPress app for BlackBerry OS 10

Daniele Maio will create native WordPress app for BlackBerry’s exciting new OS 10 platform. @daniloercoli will be mentoring.

More info.

FirefoxOS WordPress for webOS port

Sayak Sarkar will port the fabled WordPress for webOS app to the FirefoxOS platform. @aerych will be mentoring.

More info.

Congrats guys!

Next Week

The next dev chat will be on June 5, 2013 at 15:00 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode. The next two weeks @aerych will lead these chats and post the summaries.

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