Make WordPress Mobile

Tagged: wpios Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Eric 1:53 pm on September 30, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: contribute, objective c, swift, , wpios   

    Get Involved by Porting Objective C to Swift 

    Howdy iOS 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 ping us on Github. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Aaron Douglas 11:51 pm on August 6, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: core data, , , unit testing, wpios   

    Asynchronous Core Data Unit Tests 

    There have been some updates proposed for the way we’re testing Core Data asynchronously and I wanted to share them here for everyone to see. We’re going ahead and adopting iOS 8 technologies starting with this latest dev cycle – which means we can use the new asynchronous unit testing support in XCTest.

    Take a look at this blog post for more information about some of the changes we’ve made.

  • Aaron Douglas 9:18 pm on June 11, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: wpios   

    WordPress for iOS changes 

    Hey everyone!

    Over the past couple of weeks there have been some pretty significant changes made to how the WordPress for iOS app is being developed. We’ve decided to start modularizing the application into components that can be shared or reused in other apps. The idea behind this is that contributors can help out on the pieces of the app and not have to really understand how the whole app works. We’re going to be updating the handbook and project READMEs soon – but this is the official start to the roll out. The first two components are the stats view controller and the post editor. There is a third project that contains shared components – a necessary evil.

    Main app: https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS
    Shared items: https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS-Shared
    Stats: https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPressCom-Stats-iOS
    Editor: https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS-Editor

    We’re using CocoaPods right now for dependency management and distribution. Soon the component projects will have example projects built in and will support CocoaPod’s “try” feature.

    Questions? Comment here or hit us up in #WordPress-Mobile on Freenode.

    • robswish 11:21 am on August 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is great news! I have recently just discovered how open you are making WordPress for mobile and it is very cool. I have a website that has downloadable free primary school resources. I want to make an iOS app for it and my first mission is to add a native WordPress login option. Is there any documentation on this? Thank you.

      • Aaron Douglas 11:37 am on August 6, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hi @robswish – right now the WordPressComApi class exists only in the WordPress-iOS project. Our goal is to modularize that into a separate client framework to use in your own apps. Authentication is limited to your user account so it may not work for your needs.

        If you’re looking to authenticate against a self-hosted version of WordPress.org, then take a look at the WordPressApi project at https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPressApi . We use that API in the WPiOS app.

  • sendhil 3:46 am on April 8, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: wpios   

    WordPress for iOS 4.0.1 Released!

    Hey everyone, we just released WordPress for iOS 4.0.1 which fixes a few of the bugs and crashes you’ve been experiencing. Some of the bugs fixed by this release were:

    • Improved the performance of stats.
    • Made the “Options” page easier to locate and access.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the app to freeze when you tried to update a post’s settings.

    For more details you can view the release post here.

    • mrc535s 4:57 pm on May 2, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Any idea of when custom post types will be supported? Is it on the roadmap? It is kind of unfortunate that you bought out Poster (this was the only good solution out there for custom post types), but have not replicated that functionality yet in your app. What is the hold up for this?

  • Aaron Douglas 12:26 pm on April 3, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , wpios   

    Weekly dev chat summary for March 31, 2014 

    IRC Chat Logs


    • WordPress for iOS update
    • WordPress for Android update
    • Google Summer of Code 2014
    • Anything else

    WordPress for Android

    2.7 is nearing completion and we’ll probably have a 2.7.1 next week to follow up the release. 2.8 is in the planning stage but we have no major features pinned for that release. @mrroundhill will be passing the baton for Android updates to either @mbiais or @sendhil starting next week.

    WordPress for iOS

    4.0.1 was submitted to the App Store for review today. It should be in the store by Friday. 4.1 is next on the radar and the code freeze date is 19-APR-2014. Expect a week of testing before submitting to the App Store.

    Anything else

    GSoC application reviews are still in progress.

    Next dev chat

    The next dev chat will be held at 16:00 UTC on Apr 7, 2014 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

    • DStrange 9:10 pm on April 3, 2014 Permalink

      It would be nice if the Windows Phone version of WordPress received some of the love that the Android and iOS versions have lavished upon them. I’ve left the world of Android to go back to an all Microsoft Ecosystem (Lumia 1520 phone, Surface 2 tablet and Vaio Pro 13 ultrabook) and the only thing I miss as far as working goes is the excellent WordPress app. A version for smaller tablets or larger phones would make my day-to-day occupation of blogging (yes, I do earn a decent crust from blogging) quite a lot simpler. Please consider updating and improving the Windows Phone version of the WordPress client.


      • Aaron Douglas 1:40 pm on April 4, 2014 Permalink

        Thanks for the feedback! Right now development on Windows Phone & Blackberry is on hiatus so that we can focus on the platforms that have the most contribution to them. The idea being we focus on what we can make great then realign the other apps to follow suit.

        • Joseph K Muscat 5:19 pm on July 14, 2014 Permalink

          Hi is there any news on an update and completion of the Blackberry 10 beta? I have just installed but having issues, is there any support for the beta??

          • Aaron Douglas 5:39 pm on July 14, 2014 Permalink

            BlackBerry development is still on hiatus – we’re focusing on iOS and Android. BB10 code is available at https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-BlackBerry if anyone wants to work on it, but we aren’t submitting it to the App Store in the near future.

            • Joseph K Muscat 4:18 pm on July 15, 2014 Permalink

              Hi Aaron,

              Thanks for the update! I am aware of the pause taken for this app which is unfortunate because of many us on bb10 would love to have this app. If I knew how to program I would jump on and help.

              I have downloaded the beta and many say it works ok, I am trying to login but having issues because my blog is a profoto template. Could I get some sort of support so I can even try out this beta version???

              Thanks again, any help would be appreciated!!

          • Aaron Douglas 4:27 pm on July 15, 2014 Permalink

            I can’t reply to your latest reply – I think only a limited levels of replies are allowed.

            Try disabling your plugins and see if login works – then re-enable one at a time to see which one breaks it. It could be the theme since a theme is essentially a plugin. 🙂

            • Joseph K Muscat 5:23 pm on July 15, 2014 Permalink

              Ok, Thanks I will give it a try, but if I need additional support is there another more direct method, maybe via email??

          • Aaron Douglas 12:07 pm on July 17, 2014 Permalink

            E-mail support isn’t really offered for the beta but you could try filing issues on GitHub. If you can get access to the log files on the device and help dig into the error the original contributors might be able to help. Unfortunately if there is a problem with the code it’s not actively being maintained. There are forums for BB support that contributors may be monitoring – https://blackberry.forums.wordpress.org/ and there is always the Freenode IRC chat room #WordPress-mobile – you might be able to get help from one of us in there if they’ve worked on that beta.

    • stanyy 12:51 am on May 15, 2014 Permalink

      BlackBerry Bold 9900 user here. Hoping and praying for an update (featured images) soon.

  • Aaron Douglas 3:20 pm on March 27, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , , wpios   

    Weekly dev chat summary for March 24, 2014 

    IRC Chat Logs


    • WordPress for iOS update
    • WordPress for Android update
    • Google Summer of Code 2014
    • Anything else

    WordPress for iOS

    WordPress for iOS 4.0 was released to the Apple App Store last week. Native stats was the major new feature and so far the reviews have been positive. 4.0.1 is being prepped for release this Friday 25-MAR-2014 and we’re focused on testing that this week.

    WordPress for Android

    Testing and bug fixing for 2.7 is still underway. A third QA beta will be released sometime this week. We’re shooting for a Monday (31-MAR-2014) release if all goes well.

    Google Summer of Code 2014

    Applications for GSoC 2014 were received and now the process of reviewing proposals and asking questions is underway. Review period ends 6-APR-2014.

    Anything else

    Nothing else was brought up.

    Next dev chat

    The next dev chat will be held at 16:00 UTC on Mar 31st, 2014 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

  • Aaron Douglas 7:55 pm on March 18, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , , wpios   

    IRC Chat Logs


    • WordPress for Android update
    • WordPress for iOS update
    • Google Summer of Code 2014
    • Anything else

    WordPress for Android

    Version 2.7 is nearly finished – a beta will go out today to the Google+ group. WP for Android now includes pull-to-refresh, which fits in really well and looks great too – thanks goes to @mbiais. QA has begun officially.

    WordPress for iOS

    We ended up continuing to test WPiOS 4.0 and submitted it on Friday. At the same time we also started work on 4.0.1 which is a janitorial/cleanup release that will have a code freeze of this Friday. Our testers are still continuing to test 4.0 and if a blocker bug shows up we’ll pull the release and re-submit. 4.0 will feature native stats as the tentpole feature. This week the focus will shift to 4.0.1 where we’ll focus on tackling issues(i’ll clean through the list here shortly).

    Google Summer of Code 2014

    Students can now submit applications for SoC through March 21st. Potential applicants should also check out the Summer of Code page on WordPress.org.

    Anything else

    Nothing else was brought up.

    Next dev chat

    The next dev chat will be held at 16:00 UTC on Mar 24th, 2014 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

  • Brad Angelcyk 4:07 pm on March 12, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , , wpios   

    Weekly dev chat summary for March 10, 2014 


    • WordPress for iOS update
    • WordPress for Android update
    • Google Summer of Code 2014
    • Moving the dev chat time
    • Anything else

    WordPress for iOS

    Last week was spent on QA for the 4.0 release and last minute bug fixes. While native stats are the tentpole feature it’s currently hard for external contributors to test this feature without the release OAuth2 secret. There is an enhancement in the works to properly support developer-created WordPress.com OAuth2 secrets. Submission of release 4.0 to Apple is currently scheduled on Mar 13.

    WordPress for Android

    Last week was spend on development of features for the 2.7 release. The big features for this release are:

    • A rewrite of the post/pages lists to remove antiquated code and also add infinite scrolling.
    • Removing the refresh icons in favor of a new pull-to-refresh feature.
    • A reimagining of notifications is in the works to show as much content as possible in the native UI’s rather than exiting to a mobile web browser.
    • Self-signed SSL certificates are now properly handled within the app.

    Google Summer of Code 2014

    Students can now submit applications for SoC. Potential applicants should also check out the Summer of Code page on WordPress.org.

    Moving the dev chat time

    Daylight savings time began on Mar 9 and offset the dev chat by one hour. We put it to a vote and moved the time back one hour to 16:00 UTC.

    Anything else

    There was a question asked regarding how developers sync up to work on issues outside of the weekly dev chat — the development team is currently very Automattic heavy so we have an ongoing backchat that we use for discussion. “External” contributors mostly use either #WordPress-mobile on Freenode or comment directly on GitHub issues to discuss development.

    Next dev chat

    The next dev chat will be held at 16:00 UTC on Mar 17th, 2014 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

    • snoop_adv 8:45 am on March 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply


      First of all, just wanted to say thanks for this great app that I use almost everyday.

      Is there a place to leave comments on what we (users) would like to see on a next release? Fundamentally, I can’t wait you implement a check-box for validating posting over the social networks you support.

      As 99% of my posting are done thanks to the app WordPress, that would definitely be a plus to be able to publicize on Tumblr from my favorite app.

      Thanks and keep up the good job!

  • Aaron Douglas 10:43 pm on March 3, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , , wpios   

    Weekly dev chat summary for March 3, 2014 

    IRC Logs


    • WordPress for iOS – last & this week
    • WordPress for Android – last & this week
    • Google Summer of Code 2014
    • Questions / Discussion

    WordPress for iOS

    Last week we were all working on the 4.0 update, and officially have called “code freeze” as of this past Saturday. There are still a small number of bug fixes (five-ish) that we’re going to get in early this week. Officially we’re on QA/testing duty until the 13th. That’s when we’re planning on submitting the app to Apple for review. This week will be testing and bug fixes for 4.0.

    WordPress for Android

    Last week we released two releases. 2.6.2 had a good number of tweaks and fixes in it. 2.6.3 fixed an issue with connecting over SSL. This week work is continuing on 2.7, which is a blend of niceties, nothing totally new.

    Google Summer of Code 2014

    WordPress.org was accepted as a participating organization in the 2014 Google Summer of Code.  A number of potential project ideas for mobile are listed on the Codex.  Students wishing to throw ideas past the listed mentors for native mobile development are encouraged to talk via Freenode IRC in #wordpress-gsoc or #wordpress-mobile.  Student applications are accepted by Google starting March 10 2014.

    Next devchat

    The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Mar 3rd, 2014 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

  • Aaron Douglas 4:33 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , QA, , wpios   

    #WordPress-Mobile IRC Log

    • WP Android Status
    • WP iOS Status
    • Anything Else
    WP Android Status
    Last week we continued 2.6.1 dev and testing. We found a lot of bugs! The team worked really hard getting them squashed and now 2.6.1 is officially in QA. Release sometime this week is expected.
    WP iOS Status
    This week we’re continuing full steam on 4.0. We’ve merged in the pull request for native stats and have been testing it out. Number of glitches/improvements have been discovered already but all in all it’s pretty decent. Notifications improvements may be slated for this release as well, but it’s pretty much whatever can be fit into the 4 week cycle, with a heavier amount of testing at the end of that four weeks. Last week 3.9.1 came out and reviews have been more positive. aerych has been helping resolve some issues in the community with the app.
    Other plaforms
    All other WordPress apps are currently in a holding pattern and active development is on hiatus.
    This Week
    iOS – 4.0 work continues, Android 2.6.1 QA
    Next Dev Chat
    The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Feb 24 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.
compose new post
next post/next comment
previous post/previous comment
show/hide comments
go to top
go to login
show/hide help
shift + esc
Skip to toolbar