WordPress for iOS sees big 2.7 update, clears over 100 bugs

Add a Comment

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?