Archive for the ‘Releases’ Category

WordPress for Android 1.3.6: Media Improvements and More

Monday, November 1st, 2010

WordPress for Android 1.3.6* has been released to Android Market which includes some significant improvements to adding media to your blog posts and pages.  Here’s what’s new:

Multiple Media Item Sharing

You can now select multiple items in the Android gallery app and share them to a new post in WordPress for Android.  Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to do it:

New Attached Media Display

The media that you’ve added to the post is now displayed in a horizontally scrolling gallery view, making it much easier to view the images that you’ve attached to a post or page.

YouTube Upload Fix

Sharing a video from the YouTube application has been fixed.  When you share a video to a post from the app it will now be correctly embedded in your blog post for viewing.

More Bug Fixes

There’s many more fixes in this release including:

  • Removed ‘read phone state’ permission when installing the app from Android Market.
  • Improved performance on the new post and new page views.
  • New account form now loads correctly.

We’re not stopping here!  Many more great improvements for the app are in the works. Thanks once again to the WordPress and Android community for your support of this app.

*Update November 5th, 2010 – we released version 1.3.7 with some more fixes! Details are in the Android Market ‘Recent Changes’ section for the app.

WordPress for Android 1.3.4: Wonky Bugs Fixed & New Comment Feature Added

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Huzzah! Today we’ve released a new spiffed-up WordPress for Android app, which not only runs better but also has a cool new comment notification feature.  And as we toast our latest work, we must also give all of you a huge thanks — your feedback has been critical to helping us improve the app.

*update August 25th* – Turns out that the post view fix wasn’t working so well on non Froyo devices.  We found the fix for that and released version 1.3.5 this morning.

First, let’s look at the handy new comment changes:

Now, when you get a new comment, you’ll see the actual text of the comment in the Android notification bar. Also, when you select the comment notification to moderate the comment, it will now be there instantly in the Comments view instead of requiring you to refresh.

And here are the bugs fixed in WordPress for Android 1.3.4:

  • A login prompt now asks you to input your password again if you happened to have changed it from the last time you used the app.
  • Previewing a blog post should now work better and be more stable.
  • Multi-language support is improved, long strings of text won’t make the interface break.
  • The image uploader no longer occasionally crashes when dealing with very large images (>8Mb).
  • When editing a blog post, extra paragraph HTML tags will no longer be randomly added, which was happening sporadically.
  • The option to turn off the Mobile Theme will no longer randomly disappear.
  • The app will no longer unexpectedly crash if the data connection type changed during a process. (Switching from, say WiFi to a 3G network should now not make the app crash.)

So that’s about it. If you ever notice anything wonky in the app, feel free to submit a bug report to the WordPress for Android Trac, available here: android.trac.wordpress.org. Thank you and enjoy!

Version 1.3.2 Released

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Version 1.3.2 of WordPress for Android was released to Android Market this morning. This release contains many bug fixes, including:

  • The Stats tab should work better for users with self-hosted blogs that are running the WordPress.com stats plugin.
  • Stabilization fixes for users running HTC Sense on Android 1.5.
  • Removed extra break and paragraph HTML tags that were being added when editing an existing post.

On top of the bug fixes in this release, we also squeezed in a few features including an easier sign in process as well as a small UI update including better tab icons and a nice ‘WordPress Blue’ title bar. Thanks to Kahil Young for contributing to the UI update!

WordPress for Android 1.3: Feature Fest

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

We just released WordPress for Android 1.3 to the Android Market and it’s jam-packed with hot new features. Get ready for even more powerful blogging-on-the go with these nifty additions:

View Stats on the Go

You can now view your blog’s stats right from your phone! Go to the fourth tab in the App, and check it out: You can see your page views, post views, referrers, search terms, and clicks — all in real time! There’s also an easy-to-read line chart for your page views:

Moderate Multiple Comments at Once

Save time by moderating several comments at once with the new “bulk edit” feature. Simply click the checkbox next to the comments you want to moderate followed by the status button that you want to apply.

Stylize Your Text with the Visual Editor

You can now create your posts with stylized text using the new visual editor! We’ve added new formatting buttons, including strikethrough and underline.

More Great Changes

The 1.3 release also includes many small enhancements and bug fixes, including better video embedding and resizing, new tab icons, and a redesigned post writing screen.

WordPress for Android 1.3 is available now in Android Market! Download it now!

A Call to Android Developers

Did you know that WordPress for Android is an open source project, and anyone can contribute? We’re still recruiting devs to make this app the best it can be! If you’re interested, you can find us over at the developer blog.

Version 1.2.1 Released

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Version 1.2.1 has been released to Android Market.  It is a minor update, yet adds some features that the user community has been looking forward to.  Changes include:

Delete Posts and Pages

You can now delete posts and pages directly from the app.  Simply select a post or page, and select ‘Delete’.  After confirming, the post or page will be moved to the trash.

Add a Post Signature

A small snippet of text can be added to the bottom of each new post you make with WordPress for Android.  We’ve defaulted it to ‘Posted from WordPress for Android’, but you can change it to whatever you’d like.  Note to theme designers, we added an id to the post signature so you can style it to your liking.

Better Embedding & Linking

Video uploads to blogs that don’t user VideoPress will now be embedded to the post when submitted from the app.  We’ve also made links that are shared with the app from other apps hyperlinks so that they are clickable by your readers when you post the link to your blog.

Bug Fixes

This release also includes the following bug fixes:

  • Media file upload fix for HTC Sense devices like the HTC Incredible
  • Optimizations for the Geotagging feature.

Download the update from Android Market!