Dev chat summary for May 29, 2013. Chat log
- Other Platforms
- Mobile Handbook
- GSoC Update
The WPcom Notifications release is in Beta. Everybody with a Jetpack-enabled blog and/or a WordPress.com blog is encouraged to download it and help test it, as well as reporting any issues that arise.
NUX update has been submitted with a heap of languages at 100%! A lot of people have been involved in this release, most notably @sendhil, @hugobaeta, @koke, @karmatosed. It provides a much better first experience for all types of users, wether you have a blog already or you want to sign up. It’s also bringing the UI of the app up to par with the latest around the WP ecosystem, expect a lot of this to cross-pollinate to other parts of the app and other platforms as well.
WPcom Native Reader update: last week we’ve focused on wrapping up the comment form, topics list, and a bunch of smaller functions. We’re hoping to release a basic Beta sometime next week but it may be pushed out a bit further.
In other news a 3.6.1 is already being planned, and the work on better global Accounts for WPcom users will be merged as a part of the Native Reader update.
Filing Windows Phone tickets for the next update, other than that not much going on on the other platforms we govern.
I acknowledged the state of the Mobile Handbook in the chat, and let people know that our editor Rachel will be ready to review and edit content shortly. Everyone is urged to attend to the sections of he handbook that they’re assigned to. Eric mentioned that the state of the Android section in the handbook is looking pretty good, and that that may be a good place for Rachel to start looking at.
The BlackBerry section is looking really good as well, and this may in fact be the best place to start.
Mobile Handbook Todo.
The selection process is over, and there will be two mobile Google Summer of Code projects this year.
Native WordPress app for BlackBerry OS 10
Daniele Maio will create native WordPress app for BlackBerry’s exciting new OS 10 platform. @daniloercoli will be mentoring.
FirefoxOS WordPress for webOS port
Sayak Sarkar will port the fabled WordPress for webOS app to the FirefoxOS platform. @aerych will be mentoring.
The next dev chat will be on June 5, 2013 at 15:00 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode. The next two weeks @aerych will lead these chats and post the summaries.