WordPress For iOS Updated With New Native WordPress.com Reader & More


WordPress has updated today their iOS app to v3.7 which introduces a revamped Reader, some under-the-hood improvements for account management. Jump over the break to check out whats new in WordPress 3.7. …

Native Reader

  • We first introduced the Reader in version 2.9 back in September of 2011. The original Reader was a hybrid approach — some native code wrapping what was essentially a webpage and lots of JavaScript. It served us well, but there were places where embracing a fully native experience offers better performance. Version 3.7 introduces a new Reader built with 100% native code. It’s very fast and beautiful to look at. What’s more, we’re already working to make it even better!
  • Access the Reader from the sidebar while signed in with your WordPress.com account. Read stories from blogs you follow, posts you liked, as well as your favorite topics. Join the conversion by liking, reblogging, and commenting from within the Reader, and follow blogs you enjoy reading.

Accounts Management

  • We’ve streamlined how the app manages your credentials and handles authentication with a new accounts system. The improvements are all under-the-hood, so visually, there’s nothing to see there. You will notice the app doing a better job connecting to multiple services including your blog, Jetpack, the Reader, and notification features.

Other Improvements

  • Several bug and crash fixes.
  • View Admin now opens in Safari instead of inside the app for a better experience.
  • Thai is now a supported language.

WordPress is available as an universal app ( iPhone and iPad ) for free in the app store