Dev chat summary for Aug 26, 2013

Chat log.


  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Status
  • Android Status
  • Handbook Update
  • What’s Next

iOS Status

Version 3.7.1 has been submitted to Apple. This is a bug fix release to address a crash some users are experiencing when upgrading to version 3.7.

iOS 7: Progress continues on updating the app for iOS 7. This is a three step process: Step 1 is to do the minimum needed to have the app working well on iOS 7. This should be ready by September 1st. Step 2 will be adding some of the nicer iOS 7 bells and whistles. Step 3 is a more radical rethinking of some of the app features.

Refactor: The Xtreme Labs refactor is on hold temporarily while we wrap up Step 1 of the iOS 7 changes. We’ll merge branches once this is complete and the refactor will resume.

Themes: Xtreme Labs has started working on incorporating the themes feature they are building for WPAndroid into the iOS app.

Rich Text Editor: @astralbodies has begun laying the foundation for a new rich text editor.

Native Reader: Reader improvements are waiting on some APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. improvements to finish.

Android Status

Themes and Media: We’re wrapping up the themes and media features. Themes is mostly ready but the media feature still needs a some work before its ready for release. We’re looking to have this ready in a couple of weeks.

NUX: Progress continues on the NUX improvements and we’re looking at having this ready by the end of next week.

Native Stats: Xtreme labs has started work on a native version of the stats feature.

Native Reader: Progress continues on the Android native reader.

Handbook Update

Its crunch time. This is our last week before we hit our self appointed deadline. There’s still lots to do. BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. of time this week to focus on the handbook and let’s get it done.

What’s Next

iOS: Release 3.7.1 and continue with iOS 7 improvements, rich text editor and prep for native reader improvements.

Android: Continue to work on NUX and the media feature.

Next Chat

Join us for the next dev chat on Sept 2, 2013 at 16:00 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

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