It’s been a while in the works, but WordPress for Android 2.0 has finally been released. Heck, I drafted this entire post on my Android (edited on the PC), just to really take it for a test run. While I probably wouldn’t recommend it for huge posts, I got there in the end.
So what’s new? Well I’m glad you asked:
- New UI: action bar and dashboard
- New post editor
- Tablet support
- Stats chart improvements
- Uploading posts in the background
- WordPress.com Read Feature improvements
- In post list, Post Status now displayed
- Post Format support included
- Reliability improvements and more general bug fixes
Be sure to check out the accompanying video for a hands-on feel of the new app.
Dan Roundhill of the WordPress for iOS team shared the news yesterday that the app has seen a big update to version 2.7, one that introduces user interface improvements and fixes over 100 bugs. As Matt Mullenweg put it on Twitter, “This is the big one, [that] should fix most crashes.”
As Roundhill put it:
The main focus of this release is to improve the app’s performance and reliability. The app has been moved to Core Data, which is a much improved way of managing information locally on the device. Also, the methods used to communicate over XML-RPC have been updated to better handle communication issues and increase reliability of the app. In total there have been 117 changes in this release.
The Post Editor interface has been updated as well. Multiple files can now be uploaded, and those attached to posts can be viewed. The Twitter-born “pull to refresh” feature has been added to the various list views within the app, and emails and URLs within the app are tappable (either to a mail form or to view the website).
According to Roundhill the app upgrade should happen gracefully, but just in case it doesn’t users can always delete the app and reinstall.
Has anyone played around with this new version? Does it improve the problems you ran into before, or are you still having issues with it?