Mobile Group Update for Feb 27, 2013

Last Week

  • WPiOS 3.5 was launched, unfortunately with some severe bugs and crashes. These were fixed quickly in a subsequent bug fix release but we received a lot of low ratings in the meantime. There are a few more bugs that needs fixing that we’ll work on another bug fix update for.
  • Version 2.0 of WPWindowsPhone was approved, it will be announced at noon tomorrow (Feb 27). New features include Galleries for An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. and direct access to the Dashboard and the public site.
  • WPAndroid UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. updates is starting to look really good. The new actionbar is in use in most places and the menu drawer has been tweaked for a smooth interaction.
  • Mobile Handbook: looking good, but a lot of non-app specific stuff is missing. Hoping to loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. some more people in to complete it.
  • WPBlackBerry update was rejected for an unknown reason after having been pending for 3 (!) weeks. We’ll try to resubmit.

This Week

  • Issue another bug fix update for WPiOS 3.5
  • WPAndroid Previews: merge with the UI updates release and start testing
  • Keep implementing UI changes, implement mockups/changes TBD
  • WPWindowsPhone: announce 2.0 tomorrow, keep iterating (next up is likely post editor changes to improve the writing UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it.)

More info in this week’s dev chat summary.