Mobile Team Update – August 28th

WordPress iOS and Android version 10.8 have been released for beta 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:

  • The Gutenberg mobile team completed the Unsupported block and HTML parsing, and made good progress on the Inserter and Toolbar.
  • Android: Improvements to the pages list are close to wrapping up.
  • iOS: Added illustrations to empty lists.

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Mobile Team Update – August 14th

WordPress iOS and Android version 10.7 have been released for beta 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:

  • The Gutenberg mobile team started working on the Inserter, Unsupported Block, and the Toolbar.
  • iOS: There’s better image handling in the editor. Whether you drag-and-drop a file or add one with the media picker, uploading and inserting is smooth and fast.
  • Android: Everyone loves a GIF! Animated GIFs are now supported throughout the app, and we sped up their load times so you never have to wait to see that cat fall off the table.
  • Android: Nobody likes blank screens with no instructions! If you navigate any page that has no content — for example, you go to the posts screen but you don’t have any posts — we’ll suggest some next steps.

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Mobile Team Update – July 31st

WordPress iOS and Android version 10.6 have been released for beta 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:

  • The Gutenberg mobile team made solid progress towards the integration of Aztec, the current editor, as the engine for the paragraph block.
  • GIF support in Android proved challenging but doable and it is almost wrapped up.
  • More dead ends were turned into calls to actions.
  • We fixed a lot of internationalization issues and translations.

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Mobile Team Update – July 17th

WordPress iOS and Android version 10.5 have been released for beta 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:

  • We published more detailed plans for Gutenberg mobile.
  • The Gutenberg mobile team is focusing on making the paragraph block work correctly.
  • We improved the flow to discard local changes to posts and pages in Android.
  • We are looking into updating dead ends in the applications and replacing them with appropriate calls to actions.

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Mobile Team Update – July 3rd

WordPress iOS and Android version 10.4 have been released for beta 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 this version:

  • We wrapped up the Aztec-Gutenberg compatibility project.
  • GIF support is expanding to all areas of the apps.
  • The migration of our support ticketing system to Zendesk is completed.
  • Quite a few small UI fixes.

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Mobile Team Update – June 19th

WordPress iOS and Android version 10.3 have been released for beta 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.

We devoted over a week to work on small improvements and bug fixes, more notably:

We also completed GIF support in iOS, and got Aztec-Gutenberg compatibility to a really good place, with only minor issues remaining.

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Mobile Team Update – June 5th

WordPress iOS and Android version 10.2 have been released for beta 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.

In the last two weeks the team has worked on:

  • Save for Later: Users can now save posts in the Reader by tapping the bookmark icon on a post. Saved posts will be available in the Saved Posts list. The text of the saved posts is available when offline too (images aren’t guaranteed to be available offline in this initial release). Note: Saved Posts is currently a device-specific feature, which means that saved posts aren’t synced between devices or the web, and will be lost in case of logging out or uninstalling the app.
  • Support for displaying GIF images has gained some additional improvements.
  • [iOS] Fix an issue with internationalized domain names during login (issue).
  • [iOS] Fix for geo location display problems in some localizations (issue).
  • A lot of work on improving Aztec’s compatibility with Gutenberg.
  • Some progress on the Aztec React Native component.

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Mobile Team Update – May 22nd 2018

WordPress iOS and Android version 10.1 have been released for beta 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.

This version features bottom navigation on the Android app and several updates to make it work smoothly in ChromeOS.
We improved support for displaying GIF files across both platforms and we extracted some key components from the iOS application to make them reusable: WordPressAuthenticator-iOS, WordPressKit-iOS and WordPressUI-iOS.

The Gutenberg mobile team focused mainly on recently discovered compatibility issues, where the current editor, code name Aztec, was breaking posts created in Gutenberg.

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Mobile Team Update – May 8th 2018

WordPress iOS and Android version 10.0 have been released for beta 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 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 Github 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 Gutenberg mobile team continues to work on wrapping our native editor in React Native and got their first PR merged in the core repo.

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Mobile Team updates for May 2, 2017

  • In the past 15 days:
    70 tickets were closed in wp-android
    29 tickets were closed in wp-ios
  • Released WordPress for iOS version 7.4
  • WordPress for iOS 7.5 beta – You may have heard about the new editor that’s included (but hidden) in the WordPress app. Aztec has reached beta status and you’re being invited to test it out!
  • Released WordPress for Android version 7.2. This release includes the following improvements and bugs fixing:
    • We now use emoji flags for Android 5.0+ users / default to the Gravatar option for the rest
    • Photo picker now streamlined everywhere in the app
    • Picture quality settings improved
    • Using internal cache for media
    • Various editor fixes and enhancements
    • Fixed crash when deleting media
    • Fixed featured image in posts list
    • Fixed Instagram embeds
    • New persistence flow when exiting the Editor

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