WordPress for Android 2.6 was released today. A huge thanks to all contributors! This release really shines.
Now Available: New Reader, Easier Setup and Improved UI: http://t.co/8cUxM0rSk1
— WP for Android (@WPAndroid) January 30, 2014
Today the Android team had a chat about the upcoming releases and the version of Android that we will be supporting. The number of users that are running 2.3 (gingerbread) has been falling steadily, now at 15% of the total. In light of this we are proposing the following:
One of the nice feature of Google Play is that we can offer the 2.6 apk to 2.3 users indefinitely while we continue iterating on the app for devices running 4.0 or higher.
Beta 2 of the giant WordPress for Android update with new Media library, Stats, Themes, and PIN lock features is out now. If you haven’t joined up with the beta yet, just request to join our group on Google+ to get access to download the beta:
The Android team had a chat about the upcoming releases, here’s what the current plan is:
The patches keep coming in (thanks @aagam94!), so we’ll keep doing releases of WPAndroid 🙂 There’s some fun features in this build:
Pretty cool stuff, and now you have something to do over the weekend! Test the Beta.
A new beta of WordPress for Android is ready! This release has some great updates to selecting and adding categories:
It also includes some minor bug fixes as well. Tap here to install the latest build!
If all goes well we will release this on Monday as version 2.4.3. Here’s some screenshots of the new category views:
WPAndroid is getting a few changes this week:
The latest APK can be found here: http://iosbuilds.automattic.com/builds/android/
Here’s some screenshots of some of the changes:
Looking for something to do this weekend? Version 2.4 of WordPress for Android is ready for testing. This release adds an all-new notifications view as well as integration with Google Cloud Messaging so that you can get notified as soon as something happens on your blog.
We’re looking for a few brave folks to try this out. Keep in mind that it is beta software. To take advantage of the new notifications feature, you’ll need to have a site at WordPress.com or be running the Jetpack plugin on your self-hosted site. You can find the WordPress.com sign in on the Settings page of the app.
We’ve also added some smaller new features as well:
After you install the update and are signed in to WordPress.com you should start receiving notifications when stuff happens on your site. You can leave an anonymous comment on your blog to test it out if you aren’t getting much traffic at the moment 🙂
Please give it a try and comment here if you have any issues or suggestions!
2.4 Beta APK: http://bit.ly/172QxOy
Version 2.0 has been approved! We are working on the launch post, but the app is already available to users. We are moving on to version 2.1 which will support comment push notifications!
It’s looking really good. Most activities have been converted to the ActionBar, and the MenuDrawer has been tweaked to operate smoothly. Still a bit more left to do, including getting design comps and implementing them.
Version 3.5 came out last week with a nasty bug, but thankfully we were able to get a bug fix out quickly. There’s a few less annoying bugs reported that should probably be fixed for a 3.5.2 release. No progress on version 3.6 yet.
Handbook is looking better. We noted that there is still a lot of non-app specific content to be written, maybe some folks can jump in and write those.
After 3 weeks in review, the app was rejected for an unknown reason 🙁 We are reaching out to our BB contact to see what’s up.
The next dev chat will be on March 6, 2013 at 16:00 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.