Dev Chat Summary for Sept 16, 2013

Chat log


  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Status
  • Android Status
  • Handbook Update
  • This Week

iOS Status

Version 3.8 was submitted to Apple on Sept 12th. This version of the app includes support for iOS 7 and bug fixes. At the time of the chat it was still pending review. A few hours later Apple approved the app. Congrats everyone!

The new theme browser is close to being ready and will likely be included in 3.9.

The team is currently focusing on bug fixes, and a new visual editor.

Android Status

Today we’re releasing a new 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. that includes the new media, themes, and native stats features. We’re going to try releasing via the Google Play beta system and see what that experience is like.

Heads up to developers, we’re merging the develop branch back into master today.

The team will also begin adding in the Native Reader which up to this point has been built as a separate app, and wrapping up the NUX tutorial.

Handbook Status

Rachel reports that she’s made good progress editing the mobile handbook content. Once she’s done she’ll post her notes on this blog for the mobile team to make the final content tweaks.

This Week

Android will focus on the beta release, NUX, and Native Reader.
iOS is focused on the 3.8 release, bug fixes, and visual editor.

Next Chat

Join us for the next dev chat on Sept 23, 2013 at 16:00 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

#android, #dev-chat, #ios, #mobile-handbook