Dev Chat Summary for Dec 2, 2013

Chat log

This is the log from the short dev chat earlier today.


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

iOS Update

Last week 3.8.5 went into serious RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. testing and went through three versions. This is the last update to support iOS 6 and it’s a hot fix update. Meanwhile work is progressing on the next major version of WordPress for iOS, version 3.9 which has some major 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. improvements all around the app as well as tons of clean up.

Android Update

We’re working away on version 2.6 and unifying the appearance around the 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 and the log in/sign up process.

This Week

iOS: RC testing 3.8.5 and release, continue development on 3.9. If 3.8.5 is unstable we may need to issue a 3.8.6 release to ensure iOS 6 users have a stable app moving forward.

Android: 2.6 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..

Next Dev Chat

The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Dec 9 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

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