WordPress for Android 2.8 Released, New Beta Testers Needed

WordPress for Android
WordPress for Android

WordPress for Android shipped its 2.8 release late last night. This milestone includes 55 closed issues. This release is packed full of many small bug fixes, better language support, and performance improvements. Here are the highlights:

  • App startup time has been reduced, and the Statistics screen will load faster.
  • The app is now available in Turkish, English (UK), and offers improved support for Traditional Chinese.
  • Samsung users will now be able to use the app in multi-window.
  • Notification and Comment screens have been reworked to enhance the user experience on small tablets.

Version 2.7, released last month, introduced pull-to-refresh for loading up fresh content and optimized Stats to load and scroll faster. Stats addicts will be happy to know that latest 2.8 release delivers even more dramatic speed improvements, making Stats easier to navigate. If your Android device hasn’t already prompted you to update, you can visit Google Play on your device to trigger the update.

Call for Beta Testers

If you’re a serious WordPress for Android user and want to help out as a beta tester, you can request to join the Google+ community dedicated to testing the app. Beta testers will have access to beta versions with beta updates shipped directly through Google Play. The beta versions may have new features, new fixes, and possibly new bugs, so testers should be available to provide feedback.