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  • Danilo 9:03 am on May 30, 2013 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Starting today, posts about WordPress for BlackBerry will go to http://make.wordpress.org/mobile/tag/blackberry/

    This blog is going to migrated over there soon, so please start following/participating there.

     
  • Dan 9:07 pm on January 22, 2013 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    The next release of WPAndroid adds support for the ‘Holo’ theme for devices that are running 3.0 or higher. @daniloercoli, I’m curious what the app looks like on the BB 10 platform. Does it have the ‘Holo’ theme or does BB use a different theme?

     
    • Danilo 9:37 am on January 23, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The BlackBerry Runtime for Android is stuck on 2.3.3, then no ‘Holo’ theme.
      The app looks like running on a 2.3.3 Android device.

      I should fork the prj one of these days, and start developing a customized version for BB devices. I will do this when you will set the minumin target version to 3.0 or higher.

    • Danilo 10:17 am on January 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey @danroundhill, I’ve just drafted the announcement post for version 2.2.6 on the main BB blog (https://wpblackberry.wordpress.com). Would you mind to take a look?

      • Dan 3:50 pm on January 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Looks good, although 2.2.7 will be ready today. Do you want to wait and include it in the announcement?

        • Danilo 4:01 pm on January 28, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I submitted version 2.2.6 for review one week ago and it’s not yet available on BlackBerry World. I guess RIM is pretty busy with the launch of the new platform.

          I can submit the 2.2.7 update once they’ve approved 2.2.6 but not before. If we decide to postpone the announcement it will be postponed at least another week from now. I think we can announce 2.2.6 asap, and create a new post for 2.2.7, or just a tweet.

  • Danilo 9:54 am on November 7, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    We submitted for review the version 2.2.4 of 'WordPress… 

    We submitted for review the version 2.2.4 of ‘WordPress for PlayBook’ yesterday morning, and now it’s already available for download on the RIM AppWorld.

    What’s new in version 2.2.4:

    • Thai language support added
    • Fix for loading all pages
    • Post title added when viewing a comment
    • Images now link to themselves to better support image lightbox plugins
    • Fix for duplicate image uploads
    • Added support for BlackBerry 10 Devices

    We’ve even released the binary package for the new BB10 devices. If you’re a lucky owner of one of those prototypes, let us know what do you think about the app.

     
    • runen 3:14 pm on November 9, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Many thanks to Danilo and all the wordpress-for-blackberry devolpment staff for their great job. Thanks a lot!

    • http://tinyurl.com/stumdiana36640 4:53 pm on January 11, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      “WordPress for BlackBerry Dev Blog” was indeed a remarkable posting.
      If solely there was alot more websites just like this amazing one in the actual
      online world. Regardless, thanks a lot for your personal time,
      Doris

  • Danilo 4:01 pm on October 25, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Research In Motion is pleased to inform you that release ‘1.6.5’ of your product ‘WordPress for BlackBerry’ has been approved.

    What’s new in version 1.6.5:

    • Fixed an issue where stats could not be loaded on some Jetpack sites.
    • The app now remembers the previously opened blog.
    • Removed the support for the AtomPub protocol since it will be removed in WordPress 3.5.
    • Performance and reliability improvements.

    We also added a small patch for the picture uploading issue that some people are still experiencing on WordPress.com.

     
  • Danilo 11:07 am on September 18, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    The new version of the PlayBook app has hit the AppWorld, bringing with it new features, and reliability improvements!

    What’s new in version 2.2:

    • Featured image support
    • New stats view
    • Performance and reliability improvements
    • Added Korean language support
    • Updated Swedish, Hungarian and Catalan translations
    • Fixed stats not connecting properly for certain self-hosted blog configurations

    Depending on your region or country, you may not see the latest version in BlackBerry App World yet. However, the new release should be available for download on your device starting today.

     
  • Danilo 1:11 pm on August 9, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    I’ve published the src code of a proof-of-concept WordPress app for BB10 devices here: bit.ly/P1HB0B
    I’ve used the WebWorks framework for BB10 (beta2), the bbUI.js toolkit, and a JS library I wrote some time ago for the communication layer. It’s just an experiment, but it looks promising… Ref: http://dev.blackberry.wordpress.org/2012/07/21/bb10-alpha/#comment-997

    This slideshow requires JavaScript.

    If we have time, and with the help from other devs, we could use it as starting point for a full featured native BB10 app, but at the moment the Android porting is still the “Official” app for BB10 devices.

     
  • Danilo 10:48 am on July 21, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    These are some pictures of an alpha version running on the new BlackBerry 10 Device Alpha:

     
    • Alex K. 8:45 pm on July 21, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That is beyond awesome. I use today on my BlackBerry Bold 9790 and on my BlackBerry PlayBook to manage the Inside BlackBerry Developers Blog – excited to see that I’ll have the app for my BlackBerry 10 smartphone too!

    • Simon Sage 1:18 am on July 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Looks like this is a pretty close port of the Android version. What kind of optimizations are going to be made for BB10?

      • Danilo 10:02 am on July 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        We are in the early stage and we don’t know what kind of optimizations/changes are required. We need to test it more.

    • Ryan Edsall 1:34 am on July 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I agree this is exciting news. Would love to see WordPress take advance of the BlackBerry 10 device showing off what can be done to make WP unique to BlackBerry users. I use WordPress everyday as well. Mostly via PC but I do also use the BlackBerry 7 & PlayBook versions to edit posts, manage images, etc. Kudos to N4BB for tipping me on this.

    • Bla1ze 3:18 am on July 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Anyone with a Dev Alpha can do this right now, just convert the .apk and load the .bar onto a Dev Alpha.

      • Danilo 9:50 am on July 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        If you convert the .apk you will get the PlayBook version of the app. You need to add new style and layout for the BlackBerry 10. An alpha version of WordPress for BlackBerry 10 is available for download at the following locations:

    • boris 4:53 am on July 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      very nice ;)

    • Mike 6:05 am on July 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      So this is a android port? I was hoping to see more native apps on BlackBerry10 Smh.

    • John R 7:53 am on July 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yep – it’s the version on the PlayBookust put on the Dev Alpha.

      Still – looks good on that form factor.

      Maybe I could think about a native version after my paid apps have been made this summer. I’d love to do a nice OSS project like that.

      • Danilo 10:12 am on July 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hey John, I created a proof-of-concept app by using the WebWorks framework for BB10, and the bbUI.js library, to explore this idea. I’ve also release the JS communication layer as open-source library on github. Anyway I think we need to use the Cascade Framework/Qt, C++, if we want develop a native version of the app. I’d also like to add some cutting edge features about image manipulation.

        Ping me when you are ready!

        • John R 11:11 am on July 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Will be a couple of weeks – have to earn some £££ first :) but will definitely do that!
          But I was definitely thinkng that Cascdes / QML wbe perfect for this type of project :)

          • Jordan 1:42 am on July 23, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            From the images I thought you were using Cascades. I’ve made a simple app and it looks very similar. I’m not a full time programmer but Cascades is pretty easy once you figure out what each of the panes are for and how to use a signal and slot. After that it’s pretty much just drag and drop… Good luck!

    • Wsport 11:04 am on July 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nice THX

    • eldrover 3:00 pm on July 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As a loyal BB user, it mean a lot to me that WordPress is supporting BB and not using RIM’s current troubles to kick them when they’re down.
      RIM is in a difficult place, without a doubt, but it speaks well of your corporate DNA that you are supporting a troubled platform when seemingly so many others are actively tearing it down.

    • UrbanGlowCam 1:44 am on July 23, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m loving the WordPress for BlackBerry app that I’ve been using on my Bold 9930. The recent update fixed a lot of my issues with HTML/photo posts. I’m excited to see the BB10 app coming, though I hope it’s not just an Android port. Thank you!

    • Dan 7:23 pm on July 24, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Doesn’t look too bad… I think there’s more work to be done with the layout there for sure. For example, the edit post view shouldn’t have two columns like that. If we get the default action bar in there as well we won’t have to worry about those ugly menus dropping down from the top as well.

    • Isaac Keyet 8:36 pm on July 27, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I really like where this is heading.

      Until we create a full on BB OS10 app, maybe we could transition by modifying the ported Android app to have more of the right feel? This would suit the PlayBook well too.

      If we have time (and maybe with the help from John R, hint, hint) we could probably get right into developing an OS10 app.

      • John R 9:12 pm on July 27, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Makes the most sense. I didn’t mean to put down the version seen there :) On the Dev Alpha, Android application run much better than on the PlayBook.

        But for me it would be a real privilege to work on a big OSS project like this. I downloaded the code from the iOS version the other day just to see what libraries would be reusable as native code to help get a jumpstart.

        • Danilo 9:27 pm on July 27, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          95%of the code there is Object-C, don’t think we can reuse it here. (I don’t want to use tidy for c, since it is giving us too many issues/crashes in that app).

          We can start doing a simple app, not in par with the other apps, but super cool e fresh. I think the focus for a first release could be photo/video posting, comments moderation and stats.
          One can even use the Android app for a complete experience, not considering that the BB10 browser is a full featured browser. It can handle the WP web version without problems.

          @ievolver – A native app for the BB10 could be installed and used on the PlayBook. We need to differentiate the UI, but Cascade is cool, and I’d like to test the PSD -> Cascade converter. It it works for real, I will send RIM a barrel of Chianti.

          • Isaac Keyet 10:46 pm on July 27, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Sounds good, why not start creating an experimental new OS10 app with the learnings from our other apps.. Not a bad idea to start an app out on version 0.1 for once! The PSD > Cascade tool sounds neat.

            • Danilo 8:07 am on July 28, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              why not start creating an experimental new OS10 app with the learnings from our other apps..

              That’s exactly what I wanna do :) But first we need to figure out if Cascade is the best option for us, I know you would prefer WebWorks!
              I will publish the src code of the proof-of-concept app soon, so we can decide what’s the best option for us.

    • Michael Muth 11:02 am on August 7, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thats not a port. This is the Android App running inside the VM in BB10.

  • Danilo 9:25 pm on July 20, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    The new version of the BlackBerry app has hit the AppWorld, bringing with it reliability improvements, a new ‘In-App’ browser component, and shortcuts to FAQs.

    Another good news is that I’ve tested the app on a BlackBerry 10 Alpha, and it worked very well.
    An alpha version of the BlackBerry app compatible with the new BlackBerry 10 Alpha device will soon be released on the AppWorld.

     
  • Danilo 9:03 am on July 6, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Research In Motion is pleased to inform you that release ‘1.6.1’ of your product ‘WordPress for BlackBerry’ has been approved.

    Looks like the update is out! Only bug fixes on Stats in this one.

     
  • Danilo 5:48 am on June 27, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Research In Motion is pleased to inform you that release ‘2.1.3’ of your product ‘WordPress for BlackBerry PlayBook’ has been approved.

    It includes the following bug fixes and improvements:

    • Fixed account setup connection issues for certain self-hosted blogs.
    • New Account button added to the action bar’s blog selector.
    • Reliability improvements.

    Special thanks to @danroundhill for all the work on this app.

     
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