Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

2.2.6 Update

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Holo in Version 2.2.6

UI Improvements in Version 2.2.6

The 2.2.6 update of WordPress for Android is now available on Google Play.

Changes in this release

  • Small UI Improvements
  • Improved support for connecting over HTTPS.
  • Crash fixes for #394 and #395.
  • Code cleanup and optimization – app size is smaller.

Get involved

Did you know that WordPress for Android is an open source project? If you would like to get involved please visit make.wordpress.org/mobile.

What would you like to see improved in the app? Follow us at @WPAndroid to get in touch!

Version 2.2 Now Available: Featured Images & All-New Stats

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Version 2.2 of WordPress for Android is now available on Google Play. It is full of some great new features that make blogging from your Android device even better!

Version 2.2 of WordPress for Android: Featured Images & All-New StatsWhat’s New

Featured Image Support

Many WordPress themes now have support for setting featured images, and you can now set them right from the app. To set an image as featured, just tap on it after adding it to the post content area and select the ‘Use as featured image’ checkbox. You can also optionally set the image to also be included in the post content.

Note that you’ll need WordPress 3.4.1 or greater and a theme that supports featured images in order to use this feature.

All-New WordPress.com Stats

Checking your stats from the app can be really handy, and we wanted to make it even better. When accessing stats now, you will see all of the same data that you see when at your blog’s web dashboard including Views by Country and Top Posts & Pages. If you are running a self-hosted blog and want to enable stats in the app, install the free Jetpack plugin.

Reliability and Performance Improvements

This release also includes some great improvements to the app to make it more reliable and fast. Error messages are easier to read and understand as well. You can see the details on what was taken care of on the trac roadmap.

New Contributors and What’s Next

Did you know that WordPress for Android is an open source project? We owe a big thanks to the contributors that made this release possible, including aerych, mrroundhillfrankkanis and aagam94! If you would like to get involved please visit make.wordpress.org/mobile.

So what’s next? So far we have plans to improve the ActionBar, post editor and add push notifications for comments. What would you like to see improved in the app? Leave a comment or follow us at @WPAndroid to get in touch!

Version 2.1 Now Available

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Device examples of version 2.1 of WordPress for Android

The dev team is excited to announce that version 2.1 of WordPress for Android is now available! This release adds some great new features, read on to find out more.

WordPress for Android LogoWhat’s New

Comment Editing:

You can now easily edit comments in the app. Just tap the new ‘Edit’ button when viewing a comment and you will be taken to a new screen where you can edit the comment information including the name, email, url, comment text, and status. Big thanks to contributor aerych for adding this feature!

Post Autosave:

To better protect the content you are creating, the app will now autosave posts you are editing every 60 seconds. We’ve also added a safeguard that will make sure that you want to overwrite local changes you’ve made to a post before refreshing the posts list.

New Scaled Image Setting:

Instead of only linking to the full size image, you can now set the width of the linked image to whatever you’d like. To activate the new setting, tap ‘Settings’ and then tap the ‘Upload and link to scaled image’ checkbox. Another big thanks to contributor dolittledk for adding this feature!

Additional Changes:

In addition to these great features, there’s also some other great new additions in the app:

  • Small updates to the UI
  • New app icon
  • Reliability improvements
  • Performance tweaks

WordPress.com

New Reader:

There’s an all-new reader in the app that makes it easier than ever to follow your favorite blogs on WordPress.com. We’ve added a bunch of great new features including simplified navigation between posts, the ability to comment on articles you like, and the ability to easily share posts to other apps on your Android device.

Contributors

A round of applause for the fine folks who have worked on this release: dolittledk, aerych, isaackeyet, mrroundhill, are you next?

Get it!

We hope that version 2.1 will make it easier than ever for you to blog while on the go. The app is available today for Android, Nook, and BlackBerry PlayBook devices:

How do you like version 2.1 of WordPress for Android? Let us know in the comments section below or tweet us @WPAndroid.

WordPress for Android Now Available for Nook Color/Tablet & Kindle Fire

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Did you know that WordPress for Android runs on both phones and tablets? Sometimes a little extra screen space can help you draft that longer blog post. If you have a Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, or another Android tablet you’ll find the WordPress app in the Android Market.

WordPress for Android 2.0 on Nook Color and Kindle FireNow for the Nook Color/Tablet and Kindle Fire, too!

We’re happy to announce that WordPress for Android is now available for the Nook Color/Tablet and Kindle Fire. The 7″ screen on these tablets make an excellent home for the all-new Dashboard UI that we added in WordPress for Android 2.0.

We paid special attention to the post editor on theses devices, enhancing the layout to make it super simple to edit your post content in either landscape or portrait orientation. You’ll find everything there that you’d want in a WordPress app, including support for editing post content, adding media, viewing your stats, comment notifications, and more.

The app is available today in the Amazon Appstore and Nook Store.

Feedback

How do you like the tablet WordPress app? Let us know in the comments section below, or ping us on Twitter.

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Version 2.0: Android Blogging, Re-Imagined

Monday, December 19th, 2011

We’re pleased to announce that WordPress for Android 2.0 has been released to Android Market! This version is packed full with new features to make your mobile blogging experience better than ever. Check out the video and read more about what’s new in the update below:

New UI: Action Bar and Dashboard

The Dashboard

Everything you want to do, all in one place. The Dashboard is the first thing you see when launching the app and it provides one-tap access to the most common things you use such as creating a new post or viewing stats. A new comment count ribbon shows you how many unapproved comments you have in your moderation queue. Want to post some media quickly? We added Quick Photo and Video buttons to take you right to the camera so you can shoot the moment and instantly attach it to a new post.

Also new is the Action Bar, which allows you to quickly switch blogs, refresh content or show the Dashboard from wherever you are in the app at the time.

New Post Editor

The Post Editor

The post editor has been revamped, allowing more control over the post content than ever before. A formatting toolbar has been added above the keyboard that allows for easy rich text editing and adding links.  You can now add media content wherever you like and edit the Title, Caption, Placement and Size of images. The editor also is now full screen, so you can see as much of the content as possible while editing.

We’ve also added support for Post Formats, you’ll see a drop down menu in the post editor that allows you to select the appropriate Post Format.

Tablet Support

Got an Android Tablet? We’ve got you covered! We paid special attention to large screen devices in this release. When you’re viewing Posts, Pages and Comments you will see a scrolling list of items on the left, with a detail view on the right. Many other areas of the app have been optimized for tablets including the post editor and stats.

Browsing Posts on a Tablet

We’ve also added support for the newer 7″ tablets, including the Kindle Fire (app will be available in the Amazon Appstore soon).

More Changes

In addition to these great changes above, here’s what else is new:

  • Stats chart improvements
  • Background post uploading
  • WordPress.com Read feature improvements
  • Post Status is now displayed in post list.
  • Reliability improvements and more!

Get Involved

WordPress for Android is an Open Source project. Many people contributed to this release, including Anirudh who participated in the 2011 Google Summer of Code program and worked on the app for his project. We’d also like to extend a big thanks to all of the beta testers who helped test the app out on their devices before the release. If you want to help make the app better, check out our developer blog for more info.

Download

WordPress for Android 2.0 is available in the Android Market.