- WPAndroid 2.4 Notifications
- Windows phone app update
- BlackBerry “legacy” app
- New contributor projects/tickets
- iOS 3.6.1
- iOS Native Reader
WPAndroid 2.4 Notifications
The notifications update as released Tuesday and its been well received. We’ve noticed a few corner cases bugs have popped up. They are being actively squashed and a new update will be released as soon as the last one is confirmed DOA.
For the next planned release we’re working on two separate tracks: an update to NUX following along the lines of the iOS update, and a native reader.
Windows Phone App Update
An update to the WordPress for Windows Phone has been submitted and we’re awaiting its review. This update adds gallery support for self-hosted blogs running WordPress 3.5 or higher, and fixes the top five bugs reported. We expect Microsoft to approve the app by Friday. Yay!
@daniloercoli noted that we’re seeing an issue with header of the xml files we get from Glotpress for use in localizing the app. Visual Studio treats the files as they are incorrectly formatted, even though the header visually appears okay. Not quite sure what the issue is but we pinged @markoheijnen about it for further investigation.
BlackBerry “legacy” app
We’ll be working on an update to the “legacy” BlackBerry app. The goal of this update is to address some connection issues that folks have been experiencing and to reintroduce the “Need Help” dialog and a direct link to contact support. We’ll also fix an issue we’ve found with the stats feature and jetpack blogs.
New contributor projects/tickets
@mrroundhill suggested we might identify tickets/features that would be good for a new contributor to pick up. This could be something as simple as tagging tickets in track. We thought this was a great idea and mrroundhill will be posting a follow up about it on the make blog.
A bug fix release is being prepped to submit to Apple. A lot of issues have already been addressed (https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS/compare/master…release;3.6.1) and we’re just trying to get one or two more into this release. We’ll most likely submit today or tomorrow.
WPiOS Native Reader
After some delays to get the last couple of features just right the required API changes are now being reviewed. We still have a few things left on our checklist. The next few days will be about getting the final graphics, implementing infinite scroll, and making sure everything works correctly on the iPad. We’re looking at finally having a beta of the native reader ready by Monday June 17th.
The next dev chat will be on June 19, 2013 at 15:00 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.