Mobile Team Update – May 8th 2018

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 10.0 have been released for 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. testing.
Sign up here to join the beta program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Both apps now fully support RTL languages. We have performed an accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) audit, with improvements ranging from better support for big font sizes on iOS, to better color contrast on Android, including integration with screen readers. The results of this work have been documented in the form of developer guidelines on both 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/ wikis (iOS, Android)

On iOS this version includes support for uploading multiple document types (PDFs, Word documents, etc.) in the editor and on Android we have added an application shortcut to create new posts.

The GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ mobile team continues to work on wrapping our native editor in ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. Native and got their first PR merged in the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. repo.

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