Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.2

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.2 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. is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Release Notes

  • Jetpack Settings Section – Added quick and easy access for all the Jetpack features (Stats, Activity Log, Jetpack and Settings) [#15287]
  • Support contact email: fixed issue that prevented non-alpha characters from being entered. [#15210]
  • Support contact information prompt: fixed issue that could cause the app to crash when entering email address. [#15210]
  • Fixed an issue where comments viewed in the Reader would always be italicized. (#15259)

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.2gutenberg-mobile 1.41

Test Setup:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

What to Test

  • General use of the app – Create/ Edit and Delete content, use the Reader, Discover new blogs and like/comment on posts!
  • Jetpack Settings section on a site with Jetpack installed

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team.
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

Thanks for testing! 

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#16-2, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile, #wordpress-for-ios, #wordpress-mobile

WordPress iPhone App Mockup. New But Familiar

I want to thank Aaron for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts.

I love WordPress. My life changed because of it. It’s part of who i am today.

Looking at the WordPress app for iPhone i felt there is something missing. The simplicity and freshness of iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. 7.

I created this mockup to highlight my idea and changes to the current WordPress iPhone design. My goal was simple. Create something new. Make it look familiar.

WordPress iPhone app Mockup by Stefanos Kofopoulos

Current design (left). Mockup design (right). By Stefanos Kofopoulos

Think of it as upgrading from iOS 6 to iOS 7 and then to iOS 8. Simpler. Crisper. High contrast. Works on all iPhones and screen sizes running iOS 7 or newer.

All items calling for user interaction come with an explanatory icon and legend. Text can be translated to resonate with international users and complement the icon. Vice versa too.

In case of text only interactions (eg Settings, Edit) a different color is used. Strings translations will complement the difference in color and resonate with users too.

All elements and graphics used are iOS 8 native. Except the Reader and Notifications icons i created.

Nav bar

Stays the same. Theme colors apply. The improvements here include:

  • Edit menu moved to left. Where it usually is on iOS 8 table view and lists.
  • New iOS 8 typography.
  • WordPress color (#464646)

Sites list

Design overhaul based on iOS design language. The improvements here include:

  • Contextual ordered items (icons and typography)
  • iOS 8 like table menu with fav icons for each site
  • Different functions follow same design language (add button)
  • WordPress color (#464646)

Tap bar

Design overhaul matching WordPress app and iOS design language. The improvements here include:

  • Theme support matching Nav bar color
  • Clean. High contrast icons with legends
  • Simple. Unified content creation icon. Content can be video, photos, text. Older icon implied text only.

I would love to hear your thoughts. Design files are available for everyone. Made in Sketch 3.1 though.

#ios-8, #ui, #ux, #wordpress-for-ios

Get Involved by Porting Objective C to Swift

Howdy iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Devs!

If you’re interested in contributing to WordPress for iOS but aren’t quite sure where to dive in, one thing to consider is taking an existing Objective C class and porting it to Swift.

Its safe to say the iOS community as a whole has been pretty jazzed by the new language, I’ve certainly been, and the team would like to see Swift used for more things. This isn’t limited to new classes, we’d also like to start migrating existing code written in Objective C.

If you’d like to get your hands dirty with some practical Swift code, here’s your invitation to dive in. Great candidates to port to Swift are any of the Categories in the app.

Give us a shout on #WordPress-Mobile on Freenode, or pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” us on Github. We look forward to hearing from you!

#contribute, #objective-c, #swift, #wordpress-for-ios, #wpios