WordPress for Android updated with all-new stats
Source: WordPress Support for featured images and all-new stats are the most notable features in the recent 2.2 release of the WordPress for Android mobile application. This new version now lets users set Featured Images from directly within the app; previously this could only be done using the web interface. After adding an image to the post, users can enable this option by tapping on it and selecting "Use as featured image"; the developers note that this requires WordPress 3.4.1 or later.
WordPress for Android 2.2 also introduces a new stats view that includes information on, for example, Views by Country as well as Top Posts and Pages. The stats work out of the box for blogs hosted on WordPress.com; for self-hosted blogs, users will need to install the free Jetpack plugin to enable stats within the app. Other changes include performance improvements as well as various bug fixes that improve its overall reliability.
Shortly after WordPress for Android 2.2 arrived, the developers released an update, version 2.2.2, that fixed a problem with stats, updated Swedish, Hungarian and Catalan translations, and added Korean language support. WordPress for Android 2.2.2 is available to download from the Google Play Store and requires Android 2.1 or later. The app supports WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress.org blogs running WordPress 3.0 or higher. Like WordPress, WordPress for Android is licensed under the GPLv2.
A new version of the WordPress for iOS app has also been released. Version 3.1.4 of the app adds support for the latest iOS 6 release as well as Apple's new iPhone 5 smartphone. Other changes include fixes for problems with stats and remote logins, as well as bugs that caused the app to crash. The update is available to download from the iTunes App Store and requires iOS 4.3 or later.
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