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WordPress for iPhone and iPad sees big update with 2.8 release

By Mike Johnston May 19, 2011 News & Headlines  Comments

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A new release of the WordPress app for iOS has been made available. Version 2.8 is the first in a while that does not solely focus on stability issues. In this new release, there are a number of key improvements and new features. For instance...

Quick Photo

A new "Quick Photo" button allows you to snap a picture of something and instantly blog about it. This is a huge step forward for the app and is a very cool addition. They are calling this app "action-centric" meaning that instead of selecting your blog and selecting what you want to do with the pic, you pick your action first. This should help speed up the process and get your blog posts up quicker.

Here's a quick look at how Quick Photo works:

quick-photo-walkthrough

How do you access it you might ask? As you launch the app, you’ll notice there’s now a button in the bottom of your blogs list. Tap it to launch the camera and take a picture, when you’re satisfied you can add a title or a description (if you want, both are optional), and boom — you’re done! The function remembers the last blog you posted a Quick Photo to and will use that for future posts as well. Note: iPhone only for now.

Statistics

If you run your blog/website on WordPress.com, you will be able to quickly check your stats automatically. Currently, you can view everything from Daily Views to Clicks and Search Terms. If you are on the self hosted platform (WordPress.org), you have to have the WordPress.com Stats plugin installed first.

wordpress-ios-stats-screenshot

There are other changes as well such as localization improvements and bug fixes. You can read the entire release announcement here on ios.wordpress.org

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