WPSeek Mobile: A WordPress Function Reference on the Go

WPSeek is a search engine for WordPress functions, filters, actions, and constants. The site, created by Oliver Schlöbe, has been serving developers and theme authors for more than five years. A couple months ago, Schlöbe released a free WPSeek Android app, making the function reference and search engine easy to browse on Android devices.

wpseek-mobileThe app allows you to browse all 2456+ functions, check out newest functions from the latest release, and drill down further for more information.

You can also search functions by several keywords. Results page listings display much of the information that you’d find on the desktop version of the site, except in a more readable way for mobile, including:

  • Function descriptions
  • Parameters
  • Compatibility information
  • Similar functions
  • Top Google results
  • Code Snippets
  • User discussions

function-referenceHaving the search engine and reference in app form is useful if you’re out and about and need to look something up. It’s also great for long road trips or downtime when you want to learn more about WordPress functions.

So far the app has a 4.4 out of 5 star rating on Google Play, with downloads in the neighborhood of 5,000 – 10,000. One of the complaints about it is that it’s not available when the user is offline, and several reviewers have requested an offline version.

For comparison, you could visit hookr.io in your mobile browser and get a similar experience as the WPSeek Mobile app. In that sense, the app form could still use some work to make it a better experience for mobile users. Still, for the first mobile WordPress search engine, it does a decent job of making the reference accessible on the go. Android users can download WPSeek Mobile for free from Google Play.

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