Bloggers on the go who have been using the WordPress Android app have always had to struggle with the interface for a long time. The good news is that WordPress App for Android has now been updated and the latest improvements should bring some respite to weary bloggers who have been slogging with the older version. The WordPress App for Android has taken inspiration from Android 4.0’s Holo style blending perfectly with devices running Android 4.0 or higher. In this post, we take a quick look at the redesigned WordPress App for Android.
What’s New in WordPress App for Android
An Action Bar
The Action Bar is the dark blue bar at the top of the app. It lets you access the brand new Menu Drawer that lists all your posts, comments, stats and more. The refresh button refreshes the latest posts and the + button helps you get started with a new one.
The WordPress dashboard has been replaced by the Menu drawer. The Menu Drawer is ideal for quick navigation to other areas of the app. To access the menu drawer, in the top left corner of the app, tap the arrow next to the WordPress logo. Alternatively, you can swipe from the left of the screen. If you are using a tablet, you will be able to see the menu without doing any of these actions. The Menu Drawer also lets you switch easily between multiple blogs, if you have them installed. The Menu drawer also remembers your last selection and lets you pick up from where you last left the app.
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View Site from App
A new option has been added to the Menu Drawer to allow you to view your blog right from within the app.
Improvements in Editor
The editorial area can now be expanded a little more for easy navigation while editing content.
Improvements in Image Uploading
If the images you uploaded to a post failed to upload the post will not be published until the issue is corrected. Instead the post will be saved as a draft so that you can make the necessary correction.
Working with the WordPress app on the go should definitely get better with these improvements? What say folks?