WordPress Version 2.5 for iOS

We’re very happy to announce that WordPress for iOS, Version 2.5 is now available in the App Store. As you might have guessed, we’ve been working hard for the past two months to respond to your feedback and address several issues that were most problematic for our users. This update resolves many of the outstanding issues and quirks that you have mentioned on the forums, Twitter, and elsewhere.

And while this release focuses mainly on bugs and performance enhancements, it also includes some updates to help iPhone users take advantage of two very nice additions from Apple: iOS 4 and iPhone 4. If you’ve updated to the just-released iOS 4, you’ll notice that 2.5 includes support for fast app switching, which is perfect for blogging on the go. Whenever you happen to unbox your shiny new iPhone 4 and install WordPress 2.5, you’ll be happy to see that it’s optimized for the new Retina Display.

Here’s an overview of what’s included in this version:

  • Cut-and-paste now behaves as expected on the iPad. [#438]
  • Better handling of drafts in progress when quitting the app.  [#450]
  • Several performance enhancements, UI improvements, and bug fixes.
  • Support for fast app switching in iOS 4.
  • Optimized interface for the Retina Display in iPhone 4.

You can download WordPress for iOS 2.5 right now in the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordpress/id335703880?mt=8

And when you’ve taken it for a spin, let us know what you think by leaving us some feedback on the App Store and/or the forum: http://iphone.forums.wordpress.org/

We hope you find that this update makes using WordPress from your iOS device even more enjoyable and easy than it was before.  And rest assured, as soon as we submitted this release to Apple, we started working on some killer new features for 2.6.

So stay tuned!