Version 1.1 and Beyond

First of all, thanks for all the feedback people have sent in — we really appreciate it.

Our first priority is to fix all the bugs, and once the app is stable and bug-free start looking at adding new features.  Here are a few notes about the bug fixes, source code, getting involved, roadmap, and when to expect an update.

Bugs

We’ve identified two bugs which are now being fixed:

  1. Certain multi-byte characters (ex: Æ, Ø, Å ) cause the app to crash and make it impossible to add a blog
  2. The way the app creates theme previews is interfering with a plugin which causes a one-time blank post to be published to Twitter and possibly to 3rd party RSS services

Source Code

The source code is now available via SVN.  You can browse at http://iphone.trac.wordpress.org/browser or point your SVN client to the latest trunk http://iphone.svn.wordpress.org/trunk/.  The 1.0 release is what’s in the Apple iTunes store right now, http://iphone.trac.wordpress.org/browser/tags/1.0,  and “trunk” will be where you’ll find the latest development build.  If you’ve never heard of SVN, a good place to start is on wikipedia.org.

Getting involved

Lots of you have contacted us wanting to get involved in this project.  The best way to is go through trac http://iphone.trac.wordpress.org and participate in defining new features, identifying and squashing bugs, and contributing code.  The login system uses the WordPress.org registration.  Make sure to download the free SDK so you can run the latest build in the iPhone simulator.

Roadmap

The 1.1 release will focus on fixing bugs, and 1.2 will begin assessing adding of new features such as landscape mode, page support and further down the road, comment moderation.  You can track the discussion and the development status here: http://iphone.trac.wordpress.org/report/3

Next Update

We are testing a build right now that fixes the two main bugs, and will push out that update in a few short days.  You can test the latest build via SVN and by downloading the SDK from apple.com and running the iPhone simulator.  Once that update is live in the iTunes App store we’ll post an announcement here.

And please be sure to read the FAQ which we update regularly, and check out the list of current known issues.