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WordPress for iOS 4.0.3 has been released and is available to download from the App Store.

The major changes in this release are:
– Adjusted user interface for media management to allow for faster insertion of images.
– Improved accessibility of the stats interface.
– Launched live chat support on a limited rollout.
– Fixed many miscellaneous bugs.

We are hard at work on the next major version of the app (4.1) where we will continue to overhaul media management along with improvements to the post editor.

Many thanks to the contributors who worked on this release: @aerych, @astralbodies, @irbrad, @koke, @sendhil

Have feedback? Leave a comment below or tweet us @WordPressiOS

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WordPress for iOS 4.0.1 is out and now available to download from the App Store.

Some of the updates included are:

  • Improved the performance of stats.
  • Made the “Options” page easier to locate and access.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the app to freeze when you tried to update a post’s settings.
  • Fixed a bug that stopped you from moving the cursor to the end of a line.
  • Fixed a bug that broke the UI when you inserted a link in the post editor.
  • Fixed a bug that crashed the app when you added a featured image to a post.
  • Increased the minimum required version of WordPress to 3.6.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the post editor to malfunction if you inserted a link.

What’s Next?

We’re hard at work on the next major version of the app (4.1), where we’re working through your feedback to make big improvements to working with media. The post editor is getting better media management features, including the ability to easily attach media that’s already been uploaded to your blog. For a sneak peek, take a look  here.

A huge thanks to our contributors who worked on this release: @itsaboutcode, @koke, @astralbodies, @aerych, @sendhil.

Have feedback? Leave a comment below or tweet us @WordPressiOS

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New and improved stats

WordPress for iOS 4.0 is out today and available to download from the App Store. For this release, we focused on improving a favorite feature among our users: stats. We’ve reimagined your stats view, converting it from a traditional web view to a completely native component. Simply put, your stats are now faster and more stable, and in time we’ll add more bells and whistles to make your stats more dynamic and even better. As this is a work-in-progress, you’re still able to access your old stats view, so you won’t miss out on anything.

What’s next

Our team is currently focused on 4.0.1, a janitorial/cleanup release that will focus on fixing bugs and making minor tweaks. Once finished, we’ll shift to 4.1, which will focus on media management within the app. We’re really excited about these upcoming changes and can’t wait to release them!

A huge thanks to the contributors who worked on this release: @aerych, @dannylagrouw, @ric2z, @roundhill, @astralbodies, @sendhil, @bummytime, @irbrad, @koke, @maxme, and @itsaboutcode.

If you’d like to get involved with WordPress for iOS development, drop us a line at make.wordpress.org/mobile and grab a copy of the code at github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS.

Do you have feedback? Leave a comment below or tweet us @WordPressiOS.

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WordPress for iOS 3.9.1 is out and now available to download from the App Store.

Some of the fixes included in this version are:

  • Added: Ability to dismiss commenting by tapping on the background.
  • Fixed: The last tab you selected is now loaded when returning to the app.
  • Fixed: Timezone is now correctly preserved after updating a post.
  • Fixed: You can now add links to longer posts.
  • Various other improvements.

Full list of changes in version 3.9.1.

What’s next?

We are currently hard at work on the next major version of the app (4.0) where the major feature will be changing the stats feature to be completely native, which means they will load faster and look great too. For a sneak peek of what’s coming, take a look here.

A huge thanks to the contributors who worked on this release:@koke, @sendhil , @astralbodies, @koke, @dannylagrouw, @irbrad, @daniloercoli.

Have feedback? Leave a comment below or tweet us @WordPressiOS

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WordPress for iOS 3.9 is out and now available to download from the App Store. This release is one of our largest app releases to date. This update is remarkable both for the significant changes we’ve introduced, and for the level of dedication it received from our hard-working team members.

Version 3.9 includes a major visual redesign of the app. We decided to drop the sidebar navigation and embrace a tab bar-based layout. The app’s new design allowed us to add numerous visual improvements throughout, including revamped and enhanced Reader, Comments, and Notifications sections. We also created a seamless inline commenting experience to make it easier for you to engage with the content you love. Finally, we made visual improvements to the editing experience of posts and pages.

Our team has embraced the latest and greatest technologies that Apple has provided us with iOS 7 to deliver you the best app possible. Version 3.9 and future updates will require iOS 7.

The app also includes several other changes. On top of various bug fixes and performance improvements, it now supports deep-linking from Twitter, and features an improved login screen. Be sure to try it out.

A huge thanks to the contributors who worked on this release: @pivotal-rebecca, @mikejohnstn, @aerych, @h4xnoodle, @astralbodies, @tomwitkin, @irbrad, @beaucollins,@koke, @intoxicated

If you would like to get involved with WordPress for iOS development, drop us a line at make.wordpress.org/mobile and grab a copy of the code at github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS.

Have feedback? Leave a comment below or tweet us @WordPressiOS

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WordPress for iOS 3.8.6 is out and now available to download from the App Store. This release is a hot fix release designed to fix a bug where the Reader would crash when loading a video.

What’s next?

We are almost done with the next major version of the app (3.9) which will have quite a few UI and UX changes that we hope will improve your experience with the app. This release (3.8.6) will be the last release to support iOS6 as with 3.9 and beyond we will only support iOS7 to allow us to take advantage of the latest technologies and provide you our users with the best app possible. You can get a sneak peek of what’s coming here.

A huge thanks to the contributors who worked on this release: @koke and @aerych. If you would like to get involved with WordPress for iOS development, drop us a line at make.wordpress.org/mobile and grab a copy of the code at github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS.

Have feedback? Leave a comment below or tweet us @WordPressiOS

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WordPress for iOS 3.8.5 is out and now available to download from the App Store. This release is primarily a bug fix release.

Some of the fixes included in this version are:

  • Fixed a crash when loading the posts view.
  • Fixed a crash when opening Reader comments.
  • Fixed a Jetpack connectivity issue.

Full list of changes in version 3.8.5

What’s next?

We are currently hard at work on the next major version of the app(3.9) which will have quite a few UI and UX changes that we hope will improve your experience with the app. We as a team have also decided to only support iOS7 going forward in order to allow us to take advantage of the latest technologies and provide you our users with the best app possible. If you want a sneak peek of what’s coming take a look here.

A huge thanks to the contributors who worked on this release: @astralbodies, @xtreme-rebecca-putinski, @koke, @mikejohnstn, @tomwitkin, @aerych. If you would like to get involved with WordPress for iOS development, drop us a line at make.wordpress.org/mobile and grab a copy of the code at github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS.

Have feedback? Leave a comment below or tweet us @WordPressiOS

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WordPress for iOS featured in the US App Store on September 20, 2013

It’s been an exciting few days for us working on the WordPress app for iOS. With the launch of iOS 7, the app ended up in the spotlight of a flurry of similar announcements and was listed among the best iOS 7 apps in several publications — one example:
“Here’s How iOS 7 Has Already Changed The Look Of Your Apps” (Business Insider)
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Today we’re excited to share another reason to celebrate. We just found out that the app is featured as one of the top apps in the Social Networking category in the U.S. App Store! This, along with the app being highlighted in the “Apps Designed for iOS 7” section in 92 stores worldwide to date. Of course we’re extremely proud of this achievement. Major kudos once again to Hugo Baeta and Sendhil Panchadsaram who worked together making this release happen.

The Beauty and the Beast

While we’re super excited to see the app getting recognized in both App Stores and all around the web, the iOS 7 release still had some lingering issues — some more severe than others. We’re working hard on fixing these and have already issued a quick bug fix update (3.8.1) that, among other things, takes care of the annoying categories bug for those of you still running iOS 6.

To see a full list of open issues and follow our progress crunching through them, check out the GitHub project. If you have any more details on any of the bugs or — heaven forbid — you find a new one, please let us know in the forums or directly on GitHub as soon as you see it. The more details we know the sooner we can get to work.

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Apple is releasing iOS 7 today, and for the past few months we’ve worked on an update that goes great with it.

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Quoting Hugo Baeta, who has been leading the design aspects of this release:

The app now uses the Open Sans typeface, the open-source font that works so well on WordPress.com. We also updated all the colors, bringing a brighter, fresher feel to the app experience. (And while we were at it, we fixed a few pesky bugs.) We think you’ll find the new app experience cheerful, consistent, and intuitive.

Grab the new version on the App Store!
Compatible with iOS 6+

What’s next?

We wanted to focus this release on iOS 7 only, but we have a few other improvements coming up: a new theme selector, better media management, and visual editor, as well as other improvements to existing features, including a refresh of the iPad version.

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The new app icon

A huge thanks to the eight contributors who worked on this release: @hugobaeta, @sendhil, @koke, @astralbodies, @irbrad, @h4xnoodle, @daniloercoli, and @isaackeyet.

If you would like to get involved with WordPress for iOS development, drop us a line at make.wordpress.org/mobile and grab a copy of the code at github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS.

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WordPress for iOS 3.7 is out and now available for download from the App Store. This release introduces a revamped Reader, some under-the-hood improvements for account management, and lays the groundwork for some neat things to come.

Native Reader

We first introduced the Reader in version 2.9 back in September of 2011. The original Reader was a hybrid approach — some native code wrapping what was essentially a webpage and lots of JavaScript. It served us well, but there were places where embracing a fully native experience offers better performance.  Version 3.7 introduces a new Reader built with 100% native code. It’s very fast and beautiful to look at. What’s more, we’re already working to make it even better!

Access the Reader from the sidebar while signed in with your WordPress.com account.  Read stories from blogs you follow, posts you liked, as well as your favorite topics. Join the conversion by liking, reblogging, and commenting from within the Reader, and follow blogs you enjoy reading.

Accounts Management

We’ve streamlined how the app manages your credentials and handles authentication with a new accounts system. The improvements are all under-the-hood, so visually, there’s nothing to see there.  You will notice the app doing a better job connecting to multiple services including your blog, Jetpack, the Reader, and notification features.

Other Improvements

More goodness in 3.7:

  • Several bug and crash fixes.
  • View Admin now opens in Safari instead of inside the app for a better experience.
  • Thai is now a supported language.

What’s next?

Apple has announced iOS 7 and we’re keen to be ready for the launch of the new OS later this year. We’re already working on improvements to the new native Reader. We’ve also planned improvements to media and a new themes management feature. Follow our progress at http://make.wordpress.org/mobile.

A huge thanks to the nine contributors who worked on this release: @aarondouglas, @aerych, @daniloercoli @hugobaeta, @irbrad, @isaackeyet, @koke, @sendhil, and Daniel Smith. If you would like to get involved with WordPress for iOS development, drop us a line at http://make.wordpress.org/mobile and grab a copy of the code at https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS.

Have feedback?  Leave a comment below or tweet us at @WordPressiOS.

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