This week I’m in beautiful Quebec with the staff of Automattic for our yearly company meeting. While my coworkers are celebrating fall birthdays, I’ve been working on uploading the final build of WordPress for iPhone 2.0. I can’t say for certain that ours is the first iPhone app submitted to Apple while drinking champagne in a former rectory, but I’m definitely not complaining.
The result of months of effort by a team of designers, developers, and everyday WordPress users serving as testers, WordPress 2 is a remarkable leap for those who blog with their mobile device. Sure, we’ve got a great new UI and some handy new features. But we’ve also made the app work with more setups than ever before, eliminating dreaded errors for many of you who might have had trouble before.
Our many thanks go out to the nearly 100 people who helped create version 2.0 by testing and reviewing the app. Your feedback and bug reports were invaluable — several of the most important things that we’ve done in version 2.0 are the direct result of tester feedback.
We’ll be waiting for the official word from Apple on availability, but we’re also happy to announce that we’ve set up a public P2 development blog to document the progress of the app. Making WordPress for iPhone will be the official source for the very latest news on the design, development, and future direction of our app — and you’re invited to join the discussion there. We’ll continue to post the most important announcements here — but the development blog will be the source for not only the future of the project, but the place where you can help guide it.
Thanks again for all the help and guidance you’ve given us during this process. We can’t wait to let you know just as soon as WordPress 2 is available in the App Store.