Dev Chat Summary for Nov 18, 2013

Chat log.


  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Summary
  • Android Summary
  • Handbook
  • Next This Week

iOS Summary

3.8.4 was finally submitted to Apple for review, it was stuck in QA for quite some time. Meanwhile work has progressed towards the next bug fix update, 3.8.5. We’ll try to wrap it up as quickly as possible so as to pick up the release pace (3.8.4 took much longer than expected).

Beyond bug fixes, some exciting things are happening in the 3.9 release milestone, 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. is being simplified and a tab bar interface is being considered as well as general clean up and big performance improvements.

Android Summary

We released 2.5 last week! Some problems with Stats + Jetpack, and some users didn’t like the new look but overall a smooth release. Bugs and UI fixes are going into 2.5.1 which is now in QA — help test!

2.6 is the next big release with the new NUX flow and the native 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. Reader. We’re finetuning these to be in better sync with the iOS app, expect a 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. within a few weeks.


The whole handbook is now ready or ready to be reviewed with the exception of the iOS section. @sendhil has promised once again to take a look.

This Week

  • iOS: get 3.8.5 ready! [and keep working on 3.9]
  • Android: QA test 2.5.1, continue 2.6 development

Next Chat

The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Nov 25 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

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