Android: UX improvements and Quick stats

We have released an new update to the beta channel for our Studio for WP (WordPress) app for Android devices.

This update focuses on some UX improvements and updates to quick stats.

The update will be rolled out in batches to all users in the next few days.

Home Screen 

We have an updated home screen for first time users.

Logged in users will continue to see blogs tab as home screen.

Login improvements

Similar to home screen, the login screen gets an update. This the first of a series of updates planned.

 

Stats

The quick stats tab for your blogs and websites has been updated with new stats for posts and country views. More updates to this section to follow in next updates.

 

Premium/Subscription services

We have always kept basic features FREE for single account blogs.

However, we realize that getting premium/subscription based content is difficult.
With this update, it takes just a few taps to purchase this content in an monthly subscription. (Prices vary by country/region.)
If you have any questions in this regard, please reach out to us.

In Summary

As always keep sharing your love for our WordPress apps. Please show some appreciation and please provide your valuable feedback plus reviews on Google Play and Microsoft Store. We are waiting to hear your feedback!Edited using Studio for WP app. Download app for Android and Windows.

Windows 10 Mobile: Login With Authorization code

Studio for WP app is available on multiple platforms including Windows 10 PC, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Android and Alexa enabled devices.

Earlier last week, we ran into a login issue with Windows 10 Mobile devices. Our investigation revealed that this issue is due to updated login pages at WordPress.com and causing crashes on Windows 10 Mobile devices, including from the browser. Since Microsoft is no longer updating Windows 10 devices except for security fixes, we do not expect a fix very soon.

Introducing login with Authorization code

For Windows 10 Mobile devices, we are enabling a feature called ‘Login with Authorization code‘. When adding a blog to your account, you will now be prompted to enter an authorization code instead of your regular sign-in process.

You can get the authorization code using any our app on any other platform or device. Supported devices include Windows 10 PC and Android devices.

 

How to get the authorization code

  • Login using the regular sign-in process on our ‘Studio for WP’ app on PC/Android device.
  • Head over to Settings and click Accounts.
  • Tap and hold the account you wish to get authorization code, and select ‘copy auth code’.
  • Authorization code is coped to clipboard, you may send it to your Windows 10 Mobile phone using any email, text, chat apps like WhatsApp or any other app.

To get latest features, we recommend using our Windows 10 PC and Android app. We may re-enable login using regular process on Windows 10 Mobile, if the login issue fixed either by WordPress or Microsoft.

IN SUMMARY

Please get in touch with us for any issues with login on any of our apps.

As always keep sharing your love for our WordPress apps. Please show some appreciation and please provide your valuable feedback plus reviews on Google Play and Microsoft Store.  We are waiting to hear your feedback!

Download app for Android and Windows.

New Design: Latest updates to our Windows 10 app

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We have updated our design and user experience on Windows 10 devices. The updated design is live for all Windows 10 users who have Windows 10 Anniversary update (v1607) or later installed.

Users with the Windows 10 creators update, will also benefit from the new Fluent design recommended by Microsoft.

Lets go over all the new areas of the application.

Navigation

Navigation

 

All navigation is now performed via the hamburger menu in the top left corner. The menu is present on all screens and provides a quick way to change context.

Reading View

Reading View

The reading view has received a face lift with more emphasis on content and distraction free reading.

Sign-in

Sign-in

The sign-in process is now simple, easy and fast. New users will be welcomed with a new landing page with the Sign-in button front and center.

Blog

Blogs

The blog management page has a simplified top level navigation. Further updates will follow.

Editor

Editor

The new editor improvements include a new place to edit Featured image, tags and categories.

In Summary

The update is now available to all our customers. The new app name “Studio for WP” will be gradually rolling out on Windows 10.

As always keep sharing your love for our WordPress apps. Please show some appreciation and provide feedback and reviews on the Google Play store and Windows store.  We are waiting to hear your feedback!

Download app for Android and Windows.

April Update: Filters, Sign-in improvements

We have a new update for our Android users!

Included in this update is a mix of new features and improvements. Any pesky errors during signup and two factor authentication are gone! We fixed those bugs and everyone should see a better sign-in experience.

We have two new features in this build, you can now filter blog posts and pages using the new ‘filter’ option.

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Click the filter icon at the top of the screen.

You will see a selection of blog post statuses like drafts, published, trash etc. Select one or more to filter your posts.

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Another new feature is the ability to tap and hold a blog post to enable the delete menu at the top of the page.

Hope you all like the updates this month! More updates with sorting capabilities coming soon…

As always keep sharing your love for our WordPress apps. Please show some appreciation and provide feedback and reviews on the Google Play store and Windows store.  We are waiting to hear your feedback!

Download app for Android and Windows.

App Update: Tags, Categories, Featured Image & more

This month we have a new update with lots of new features and improvements.

We now support editing of tags and categories via the post editor. Just click the arrow on the save draft button and see the new options

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We would be adding post format, and other options soon.

Next up is the support for featured image. The latest update allows you to set or clear the post featured image.

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.If that’s not all, we also added a preview just before you publish a post.

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Other improvements include a blog icon/logo in blogs list, app crash fixes in notifications and image upload.

As always keep sharing your love for our WordPress apps. Please show some appreciation and provide feedback and reviews on the Google Play store and Windows store.
We are waiting to hear your feedback!

Please let your readers and other bloggers know about the apps.

Download app for Android and Windows.

App Updates: WordPress for Android and Windows

Its been a little more than two months since we published our Android app. Since then we have released more than 25 app updates, and continue to do so every now and then.

We would like to give a summary of new features that we have released on Android and Windows.

Security

We have added new security feature  for protection of your blog and posts that you publish. We now require your fingerprint every time you try to publish a post.

If your device does not have a fingerprint scanner, not to worry. We also support key code as a backup option.

This feature is headed for Windows users very soon.

Editor Updates

Ever lost a blog post edits? Now avoid accidental loss of edits. We have added a new message prompt when going back from editor.

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Reading View

Enhanced reading view with redesigned actions on discover posts. Now listen to posts, share them and view comments. Some of these features have been available to our Windows users for a while.

actions

See example below

In addition to the actions, we have a floating like button as well. Let us know if you would like this button or want it to be moved to the actions. Sound off in comments!

Image viewer

We don’t just stop here for the reading view! We have also added a new image viewer for all posts in reader view. Navigate through all the images in the post at once with this new feature.

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Sign-in experience

We have updated the sign-in experience to match the Windows platform. As always we support both WordPress.com and self hosted blogs (*with JetPack). For help on sign-in please visit our Help section

Dark themed editor

We have added a dark themed editor for our Windows users. On Android the dark theme editor still needs some polish, although we do offer a less optimized version for now.

Unified Settings

We have worked to keep our settings page nearly identical for Windows and Android. Mange your connected blogs, purchases, preferences and more form the settings page. You can even connect with us directly, select Suggestions and feedback option.

Feedback and Ratings

As always keep sharing your love for our WordPress apps. Please show some appreciation and provide feedback and reviews on the Google Play store and Windows store.
We are waiting to hear your feedback!

Please let your readers and other bloggers know about the apps.

Download app now
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Windows http://goo.gl/oey4vO

New Update for Windows 10 v2.0.3.0

An important update to fix critical bugs has been released to the Windows 10 Store. The update is available for all Windows 10 devices and phones.

What’s New

  • Added Most commented posts in detailed stats
  • Updated navigation bar for small screen devices.
In addition to the updates, there are fixes for the following bugs:
  • App crash on clicking items in navigation bar
  • App crash on “Explore” screen.
  • Correct app link in share post.
The app will update automatically on most Windows 10 devices. For manual update, select “Downloads and updates” in menu within Store App.
 

via WordPress for Windows app.