Dev Chat summary Oct 28, 2013

Chat log.


  • About UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. Subgroups
  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Status
  • Android Status
  • Handbook
  • This Week

About UX Subgroups

Automattic is a big contributor to the apps, internally we’ve now divided ourselves into 3 key areas in the apps: NUX, Consume & ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces., and Posting. Each group will go at the priorities of both the iOS and Android platforms as well as taking a deeper look at each experience. The hope is that this will bring the app experiences closer together, get a better sense of ownership, and promote innovation.

In reality this doesn’t mean all that much for the iOS and Android projects, the releases currently being tested will still make it out pending the QA cycle, we’re still focusing on stability/bug fixes/crash fixes/code clean up. We’ll of course continue hanging out in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode and if someone wants to pick up a ticket and contribute we’ll help you get set up but be sure to check out the Mobile Handbook first!

iOS Status

3.8.4 was still being fixed up, so testing will happen this week. There are a lot of changes so help is needed. Look out for a post from @koke later today!

Android Status

All of last week went to fixing some serious bugs in v. 2.5 of the app that came up in QA testing round 2, so this week we’ll move into round 3. Hopefully this will be the final one and we’ll be able to submit towards the end of the week.


We were going to talk about the status of the Handbook but decided to loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. back on it next week. In the meantime @isaackeyet will look over the Design section one last time and given time @koke or @sendhil can look over the iOS section. We’ll also make sure full Testing instructions for both our main apps are in the Handbook as well.

This Week


(top priority for both apps is to test the respective upcoming releases, feel free to help out!)

Next Week

The next dev chat will be on Nov 4 at 16:00 in #wordpress-mobile. Mark your calendar and join us!