Mobile Group Update for May 29, 2013


  • Android Notifications release is in 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., but not many are testing. If you have a WPcom blog or Jetpack-enabled blog, go ahead and give it a spin.
  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. NUX update (better welcome guide and log in/sign up process) has been submitted and work on a small bug fix release has begun. This will be versions 3.6 and 3.6.1, not to be confused with coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. WP!
  • iOS Native Reader project 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. blogs is going well, work has mostly been around commenting and reading topics last week. We’re shooting for an early, limited beta sometime next week but may be pushed out further.
  • Windows Phone: collecting bug reports for another bug update.
  • GSoC: there will be two exciting mobile-oriented this year, one to create a WordPress app for BlackBerry OS 10, and one to port our webOS app over to the brand new FirefoxOS platform. Learn more.

What’s Next

  • Android Notifications: release date has been pushed out to June 4 or 5 due to some planned time off. Please help test!
  • iOS NUX update has been submitted and we’ll announce it when ready, most likely beginning of next week
  • iOS Native Reader project will continue being cleaned up and we’re hoping to release a limited, rough beta by the end of next week.

More in this week’s dev chat summary.

Also a heads up: I will be taking some time off over the next two weeks, so Eric (@aerych) will be the main team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. while I’m gone.