Mobile Team Update – March 23th

WordPress iOS and Android version 14.5 is available for 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.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • Block Editor: Improvements in “Add block here” indicator, the e2e tests execution and iOS autoscroll behaviour.
  • Full Site Editing: SPTs 1st iteration and Latest-Posts block shipped. Bug fixing done for sanity tests findings. Refactoring of inner blocks mechanism started.
  • Other Projects: On Android, worked on media editing functionality and offline support for Pages. On iOS, updating app navigation, moving Me and Create items.
  • Infrastructure: We continued to add more features to our release tooling like builds on CI and encrypted logging.

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Mobile Team Update – March 10th

WordPress iOS and Android version 14.4 is available for 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.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • Block Editor: Fixed Quote block border color on Dark Mode. Verse block added to editor debug mode.
  • Full Site Editing: Progress on Column, Cover, Buttons, and Latest Posts blocks.
  • Other Projects: On Android, worked on media editing functionality and offline support for Pages. On iOS, updating app navigation, moving Me and Create items.
  • Infrastructure: New release builds on continuous integration for WordPress for iOS and Android.

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Mobile Team Update – February 24th

WordPress iOS and Android version 14.3 is available for 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.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • Block Editor: New image block size options. Better retry feature on image blocks, fixed link button on rich text, and emoji in post titles.
  • Full Site Editing: New block shipped: Button. Support for gallery uploads. New block navigation toolbar.
  • Other Projects: Added a search box to help users find a parent page in page settings. Reader in the Android app: New bottom sheet to filter and navigate followed sites and tags.
  • Infrastructure: New release builds on continuous integration for WordPress for iOS and new binary signing infrastructure for Android.

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Mobile Team Update – February 11th

WordPress iOS and Android version 14.2 is available for 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.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • Block Editor: Inserter and Image block UX improvements, fixed sharing media from other apps on Android, and upgraded RN version which is yielding better performance.
  • Full Site Editing: Group block shipped. First set of Starter Page Template designs reviewed. Button block and gallery uploads are close to shipping. Made progress on column and cover blocks.
  • Other Projects: On iOS, mobile/desktop preview improvements, WKWebView migration, offline support for pages, and media editing basics were completed. On Android, work continued on the Material theme updates, media editing, and offline pages support.
  • Infrastructure: We continued to improve the development tooling.

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Mobile Team Update – January 28th

WordPress iOS and Android version 14.1 is available for 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.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • Block Editor: Gutenberg roll out on Android is in the green and some fixes landed in the image block, the text blocks UI, the rich-text formatting and list block controls
  • Full Site Editing: The Shortcode block shipped and Gallery style improvements and SPTs phase 1 technical tasks are considered done. Progress was made on the Gallery upload, the Button, Column and Cover blocks.
  • Other Projects: Completed Vision accessibility and post logic improvements and shipped the Me and Create FAB IA changes on Android. Reblogging on iOS and WKWebView migration are nearly ready to ship while progress has been made on mobile / desktop previews and on Dark mode / material components for Android. Kicked off Media editing on Android and offline support for pages.
  • Infrastructure: Improvements to our build and development tooling related to WP screenshots and WP Mocks.

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Mobile Team Update – January 14th

WordPress iOS and Android version 14.0 is available for 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.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • Block Editor: Fixes for issues with images, image placeholders, and undo.
  • Full Site Editing: Delivered some bug fixes, made progress on Gallery upload, Button block, Shortcode block, and Starter Page Templates.
  • Other Projects: Information Architecture improvements to the Me and Create menu items coming soon, made more progress on dark mode for Android (My Sites nearly complete), improved previews on iOS.
  • Infrastructure: Improvements to our build and development tooling.

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Mobile Team Update – December 31st

WordPress iOS and Android version 13.9 is available for 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.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • Block Editor: The Image block received some fixes.
  • Full Site Editing: Completed the Group block development, progress on the Gallery block upload, and the Button block.
  • Other Projects: Adjustments to the Information Architecture project while continuing to introduce Dark Mode in more WP Android app screens. More progress on Media Edition, Voice Over and Post logic.
  • Infrastructure: More improvements to our build tooling and CI.

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Mobile Team Update – December 17th

WordPress iOS and Android version 13.9 will be available for testing later today. Sign up here to join the beta program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • Block Editor: The Preformatted block is available on all platforms, video and list settings shipped, as well as a nicer Code block.
  • Full Site Editing: Gallery first iteration shipped. Inner block UI enhancements merged. Made progress on Button and Group blocks.
  • Other Projects: We continue to make progress on Media Edition and Voice Over improvements. 
  • Infrastructure: More improvements to our tooling and CI.

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Mobile Team Update – December 3rd

WordPress iOS and Android version 13.8 will be available for testing later today. Sign up here to join the beta program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • Block Editor: We landed full-screen image preview on iOS too, and enabled the video block settings.
  • Full Site Editing: We made the Spacer block available to the public! The 1st iteration of the Gallery block is almost done and have made good progress on the Group and Button blocks.
  • Other Projects: Focused on crashing some bugs on Android and iOS, like this fix for fast-scrolling on the Posts List, and this fix for UIDocumentMenuViewController crash.
  • Infrastructure: Tooling improvements and wrangled the upgrade to Xcode 11.2.1.

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Mobile Team Update – November 19th

WordPress iOS and Android version 13.7 will be available for testing later today. Sign up here to join the beta program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • Block Editor: We added alignment options in paragraphs, block and Pexels support on iOS, fullscreen image preview on Android, and made improvements to unsupported blocks.
  • Full Site Editing: Spacer block is ready for shipping. Alignment options made available on Media & Text. Gallery, Group, and SPTs are in progress.
  • Other Projects: Work on dark mode continues for Android. We’re making progress on the Media Editing and Post Logic Improvements projects.
  • Infrastructure: Improvements to Sentry crash reporting.

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