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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Mobile Team Update – November 5th

WordPress iOS and Android version 13.6 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: We added image alignment controls and also Pexels library support on Android.
  • Full Site Editing: Spacer block is merged. The team delivered fixes for beta requests and issues detected during tests. We also made progress in Gallery and SPTs.
  • Offline Support: Offline posting on iOS was merged to develop and high priority issues found in call for testing were fixed.
  • Other Projects: A rough version of dark mode is finished on Android.
  • Infrastructure: Finished configuring notifications for FluxC tests on API change.

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Mobile Team Update – October 22nd

WordPress iOS and Android version 13.5 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: We made progress towards our v2 in Image Sizes and Image & Paragraph alignment options.
  • Full Site Editing: Media & Text shipped. Starter Page Templates technical planning completed. More cross platform components being added.
  • iOS 13 Updates: We wrapped up work on Dark Mode.
  • Offline Support: We are getting ready to merge Offline Posting in iOS after a successful design review.
  • Other Projects: We kicked off the Media Editing and Post Logic Improvements projects.
  • Infrastructure: We now have iOS installable builds on all PRs.

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Mobile Team Update – October 8th

WordPress iOS and Android version 13.4 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: Added Support for the smaller heading levels.
  • Full Site Editing: Cross Platform style system first prototype completed. Progress made on InnerBlock UI enhancements. Media & Text is close to merge.
  • Offline Support: We have merged offline publishing to develop on Android and are wrapping up the last few issues in the project on iOS.
  • iOS 13 Updates: We continued to stabilize dark mode and we’re now mostly finished with that project.
  • Android: We continued working out the details of dark mode and semantic color. We are making improvements to the information architecture of the app.
  • Infrastructure: We are moving closer to iOS installable builds.

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Mobile Team Update – September 10th

We continue testing WordPress iOS and Android version 13.2 as we are skipping one release cycle. 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: Media&Text block merged, several bug fixes, ~22% of posts are now published with the block editor! 
  • Full Site Editing: Continued cross platform Gallery block implementation, and started Inner Block UI enhancements.
  • Offline Support: Almost completed in Android, in iOS we continue to uncover inconsistencies in our Media support and addressing issues as they appear.
  • iOS 13 Updates: Big push to ship Dark Mode.
  • Android only: Color tech debt in advance of Dark Mode implementation, changes to the Me tab for the Improved Information Architecture project, started work to enable audio uploads.
  • Infrastructure: Support for iOS 13/XCode 11. Wrapped up the Android tooling improvements project, refinements in app screenshots and related tools.

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