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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Mobile Team Update – August 27th

WordPress iOS and Android version 13.2 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:  Numerous fixes in preparation for Open Beta. 17.6% of posts are now published with the block editor! 
  • Full Site Editing: The team wrapped up the technical explorations on cross platform development and started working on the implementation items for cross platform Gallery block.
  • Offline Support: We are completing the last remaining tasks on Offline Support, and we plan to complete the project this sprint.
  • iOS 13 Updates: Dark Mode is here! We’ve also made several compatibility improvements across the app.
  • Infrastructure: We now have installable builds for Android PRs.

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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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