Mobile Team Update – August 13th

WordPress iOS and Android version 13.0 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 first InnerBlocks-based block is working: Media&Text 🎉
  • Full Site Editing:  The team investigated several potential solutions for rendering and styling cross-platform components, informing the appraisal of our current options.
  • Offline Support: We wrapped up phase 1 of offline support improvements by implementing offline publishing on both platforms, and we completed the removal of local previews on Android and improved the preview experience on iOS.
  • Infrastructure: We made improvements to the fastlane configure tooling and our UI tests, we shipped new screenshots for the WordPress apps.

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Mobile Team Update – July 31

WordPress iOS and Android version 13.0 are now available for beta testing (Call for Testing: iOS, Android). 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 block editor is now auto-enabled upon opening a post that contains blocks. UX improvements for adding new blocks, bug fixes for image captions on Android.
  • Full Site Editing: Working on a proof of concept for a cross-platform Gallery block.
  • Offline Support: Implemented offline publishing on iOS, added support for setting the featured image for a post while offline on Android, and improvements to offline error messages on both platforms.
  • Infrastructure: Wrapped up the initial UI test project and continued to improve release tooling.

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Mobile Team Update – July 16th

WordPress iOS and Android version 12.8 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: Video block enabled on Android, mobile unit tests on Gutenberg CI.
  • Full Site Editing: Kept working on the plugin development environment.
  • Offline Support: Continued adding improvements to the offline posting experience across numerous edge cases.
  • Infrastructure: Made several improvements to the UI tests, in particular for the block editor. They are nearly completed with some documentation to finish up. More release tooling updates in WordPress Android.

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Mobile Team Update – July 2nd


WordPress iOS and Android version 12.7 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 are now reusing even more high level Gutenberg components. We worked on various fixes improving lists, quotes, and text editing performance.
  • Full Site Editing: A new team focused on FSE kicked off work and is working on setting up some priorities for upcoming blocks, and collecting data to pave the way for the MVP project.
  • Offline Support: We posted our Offline Principles in the mobile blog and we continue to improve the offline posting experience.
  • iOS: You can now customize the app icon, to do so head to Me->App Settings ->App Icon and chose your favorite.
  • Infrastructure: We submitted a React Native fix, and updated the screenshot setup. WordPress and Gutenberg UI tests are now running on CI with improved speed and stability.

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Mobile Team Update – June 18th

WordPress iOS and Android version 12.6 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: Video(iOS), Quote, and More blocks graduated to public. Copy/paste improvements, device rotation tests.
  • Offline Support: More UI/UX improvements. Still working in the next iteration of the Offline Guidelines, which will be published soon.
  • Infrastructure: Both platforms migrated to Sentry for crash reporting. More Gutenberg UI tests added.

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Mobile Team Update – June 4th

WordPress iOS and Android version 12.5 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: Quote block support, UI for invalid blocks, nested list creation, and regression fixes.
  • Offline Support: Offline Posting is seeing steady progress in both platforms with incremental improvements on every release.
  • Infrastructure: More progress on the UI testing project, improvements on Gutenberg UI to make it more testable, finished implementing network mocking for both platforms.

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Mobile Team Update – May 21st

WordPress iOS and Android version 12.5 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:  Video block support, rich-text image captions, a11y of “unsupported block”, efforts to update to latest Gutenberg master.
  • Offline Support: Initial improvements to the Offline Posting Experience, updated the Offline Principles.
  • Infrastructure: We made a lot of progress on the UI testing project, and we shipped WordPress iOS launch time improvements. We updated the build instructions for iOS and Android.
  • Marketing: We are working on some assets requested by Google to promote the WordPress app to Pixelbook users.

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Mobile Team Update – May 7th

WordPress iOS and Android version 12.4 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: List block support (on Android), accessibility improvements.
  • Post Filters in Android completed.
  • Offline Support: We’re focusing on the technical and design considerations for posting.
  • Infrastructure: Rolled out Sentry for crash monitoring, investigated apps download size and implemented Android app bundle to reduce size, made some improvements to our docs.

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Mobile Team Update – April 23rd

WordPress iOS and Android version 12.3 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: List block support (on iOS), Separator block support, caret fixes, on-device automated tests, other fixes and refinements.
  • Final Post List & Filter improvements in Android currently in review.
  • Offline Support: Wrapped up Improved Messaging, started working on Improved Posting.
  • Infrastructure: We moved the Gutenberg integration tests forward, migrated WordPress iOS to XCode 10.2, and made incremental progress on a Fabric replacement.

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Mobile Team Update – April 9th

WordPress iOS and Android version 12.2 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: Better Unsupported Blocks, accessibility work, various fixes and improvements. List Block support proving trickier than expected.
  • More Post List & Filter improvements in Android.
  • Offline Support: Working on scoping the project for an enhanced posting experience while offline.
  • Infrastructure: Started working on the Block Editor Integration and UI tests.
  • Marketing: Finalized designs for the https://wordpress.org/mobile/ redesign.

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