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- This Week
Last week we released 3.9 debuting the app’s new tabbed interface, including lots of optimization and bug fixes.
Since its release we’ve become aware of a handful of bugs including one regarding a post’s publish date, and one where the app forgets the last viewed tab when reopening.
We’re currently focused on getting 3.9.1 released to address these urgent issues and expect to submit to Apple later this week.
We released 2.6 last Thursday. There are a handful of bugs (about 10 exceptions) we’re working on for a 2.6.1 release later this week.
Last week we acknowledged we were due to re-up our team reps and we called for volunteers. @irbrad and @astralbodies have both expressed interest and will be taking the reigns as reps for the mobile team going forward. Congrats guys!
iOS: Complete fixes for 3.9.1 and submit to Apple. Begin work on 3.9.2.
Android: Complete fixes for 2.6.1 and release to the Play store.
Next Dev Chat
The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Feb 10 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.
Delayed summary of what went down yesterday for the record. Chat log.
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- What’s Next
3.7 with the new WordPress.com Reader and a new account system launched (woo!) but had some serious bugs, including a launch on startup for some due to migration issues (boo!) so we’ve been hard at work trying to fix the issues. A .1 will be pushed asap. Next up is a .2 with some minor enhancements.
2.4.4 was just pushed to Google Play and includes some enhancements like Picasa/Google+ image uploading/adding and post excerpts — props @aagam94!
Later this week we’ll launch a beta with theme selection and media library enhancements. We’re also starting the new user experience iteration back up (better log in/sign up and welcome guide).
We talked about electing new team reps. Since our group is very small we decided to keep it simple and elect new reps in the chat itself. @irbrad was up for a term but not this time around, so for now @aerych and @isaackeyet will continue being team reps without specific primary/secondary roles (we’ve switched from week to week up until now and it has worked well). Worth noting is that the new cycle is 3 months for a handoff between primary/secondary team reps but since it’s worked so well I think we can continue on as we have and fill in for each other when necessary.
iOS: fix the bug in 3.7 asap and issue 3.7.1, then start working on 3.7.2. iOS7-ification is also under way, as is the code clean up and partial refactor, both in separate branches for now.
Android: Media/Themes beta and NUX (welcome guide, improved log in/sign up) is next, along with the Android WordPress.com Native Reader project.
We discussed bug tracking briefly and decided to track issues with the iOS app directly on Github using Issues — this will be adopted by the Android app shortly as well.
We also talked about using Hockey app for Android beta distribution. We concluded that we should explore more to see how feasible it would be and maybe start a post on this p2 about it.
Join us for the next dev chat on Aug 26, 2013 at 16:00 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.
Mobile Dev Chat Summary for Sep 26, 2012
We had a shorter meeting this week but still had some good discussion (chat log):
- WPAndroid 2.2. Launch Update
- 3.5 XML-RPC Improvements
- WPWindowsPhone 1.7 Discussion
WPAndroid 2.2. Launch Update
- 2.1.3 is now available in all of the major app stores
- A few bugs have come in, so a 2.1.4 roadmap was created with tickets, just waiting for patches 🙂
3.5 XML-RPC Improvements
- Patch for #21397 was reviewed with some feedback, and @markoheijnen updated it and added a new patch. Team is doing their best to get this in 3.5 still.
WPWindowsPhone 1.7 Discussion
Summary of the dev chat held in IRC on Aug 29, 2012. Chat log.
- WPiOS 3.2 cycle status update, todos
- WPAndroid 2.2 status update (we’re in beta!)
- WPWindowsPhone 1.7 planning and heads up
- Core revisions and preview API in 3.5
WPiOS 3.2 cycle status update, todos
- We went over the current status of version 3.2 and noted progress on Featured Image support, visual editor for iPad iOS5+, and Notifications screen for WordPress.com + comment notifications. Visual editor and Notifications for WordPress.com are in trunk, however in a very rough state, but we’re moving along steadily. There are plenty of tickets open in Trac though and plenty for would-be contributors to look into!
- We discussed the visual editor a bit, reiterating the need to have it not tamper with posts in an unexpected way. The toolbar will need to be changed a bit to accommodate the new editor (indicating “active” status). @irbrad is going to look into some of the top plugins that alter/hook into the editor and how we need to tackle those in the app. To test this properly we’ll need to compare existing (old) posts from a large number of different websites and make sure that the markup/content is not altered in a negative way by using the app. Special care needs to be taken to shortcodes and full embeds.
WPAndroid 2.2 status update (we’re in beta!)
- The app’s in beta, and it’s going well so far. Some issues/concerns have come up: Featured Image support is not checked remotely (we’ll work on this) and tapping images to open details in the post editor is cumbersome at times.
WPWindowsPhone 1.7 planning and heads up
- While there’s no ETA on when the dev cycle could start just yet, we foresee this cycle starting right around WPiOS 3.2 is out.
- There’s a tentative road map in Trac already, to bring the app up to speed with the other apps, prepare it for Windows Phone 8, and resolve lingering UX issues.
- @maxcutler highlighted that Windows Phone 7 apps will work on Windows Phone 8, and so our aim should be to improve the app and not exclude older devices – especially since these can’t upgrade .
- Some concerns were raised about the WordPress.com app developed by Automattic for Windows 8, that it doesn’t fit so well into this new suite of OS’s and software that’s coming from Microsoft. We’ll need to think it through, but it may make sense to help turn this app into a full “regular” WordPress app with management capabilities and support for self-hosted blogs.
Core revisions and preview API in 3.5
- @mrroundhill brought up the need for an improved Gallery API, although it may be a tight fit to do in time for 3.5. We decided that it would be best to hold off on gallery support in the apps for now, until the API is improved. Post revisions should help with this.
- The feature freeze is coming up and it’s time to complete the patches and send ’em in, so it’s now the biggest priority to get the patches in that we need. @kokejb still has the lead here but should call in help accorndingly.