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  • Isaac Keyet 2:28 am on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: , application icon, design   

    WordPress for BlackBerry 1.6 is just around the corner. We took the opportunity to update the app icon to focus on simplicity while still following BlackBerry’s UI guidelines. Have a peek:



    Old (ribbon):

    New (ribbon):

    • Dan 7:14 am on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Woah nice! The shadow really helps it stand out better.

      • Isaac Keyet 5:14 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks for the tweet, too. :)

        Like I said below, we can probably use something very similar for Android, although I think the shadow doesn’t really fit in.. And we want that slight “over the top” perspective for Android, too. Anyway, I’ll have a look but it’ll be somewhat similar I think.

    • Matt Thomas 3:09 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I really like the new flat icon. One thing I noticed is that it appears to have a standard 2-D drop shadow around the edges in addition to the 3-D shadow, which seems a little weird. Otherwise, good stuff.

      • Isaac Keyet 5:13 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        If I remember correctly, this is a part of the guidelines. You’ll also notice that it has a slight radial gradient towards the edges of the logo on the inside – this is in line with the guidelines as well, making it “smokey”.

        Bottom line: we can’t use these exact ones for other platforms, but if you approve of these we can do something very similar.

    • Martin 7:49 pm on April 25, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Looks cool

    • Kamal Gaur 6:26 pm on May 31, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m highly disappointed with the upgrade. My phone drafts seem to be lost and I need to find a way to undo this upgrade with the hopes of WordPress accessing the drafts folder again, or find another way to retrieve those drafts.

      • Danilo 9:22 am on June 1, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That’s weird, ‘Local drafts’ should be there. Make sure that permissions are all set to ‘allow’ by following the steps below:

        • On your BlackBerry go to “Options > Advanced Options > Applications” (on newer devices go to Options->Applications). Scroll through the list, highlight and select “WordPress for BlackBerry”. Next, click on the app, and choose Edit Permissions and ensure they are set to “Allow”.
        • Reboot the phone by removing and reinserting the battery.

        If that doesn’t help, you can attach your device to your laptop, navigate to the app temp folders, and look through the files:
        (1) Navigate to folder //store/home/user/wordpress/
        (2) Navigate to folder //SDCard/BlackBerry/wordpress/

        • Kamal Gaur 5:52 pm on June 2, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Danilo, I changed the Permissions to Allow, rebooted the phone, but still couldn’t access Local Drafts.
          I also connected the phone to my laptop and looked for the folders you mentioned – couldn’t find either.
          The only WordPress folder I could find was –
          which contains the files
          WordPress.cod.rem, and
          WordPress-1.cod.rem to WordPress-12.cod.rem.
          However, when you open them using NotePad, they’re filled with gibberish.

          • Danilo 9:58 pm on June 6, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            The app doesn’t delete those folders on disk. You should have a file system structure like the one shown in the following picture: https://skitch.com/daniloercoli/89r5p/tmp-xmlrpc

            The upgrade process doesn’t delete the blog folders/drafts.

            • Kamal Gaur 12:07 am on June 7, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              I am able to see that file structure under Device Memory/home/user/wordpress.
              However, the ‘tmp-xlmrpc’ folder you mention seems empty.
              There is another folder next to it called ‘263c86………adc2′ which contains 2 folders called ‘d’ and ‘p’.
              ‘d’ contains files marked with a Question Mark icon, numbered between 1 and 39, with a few files missing. When I try to open any file, it gives the error message “Unable to display file”.
              ‘p’ is empty.
              There are also 4 files next to folders ‘d’ and ‘p’ called ‘blog’, ‘comments’, ‘gravatars’ and ‘short_ico’ – again, none of which, can be opened.

              • Danilo 9:15 am on June 7, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

                The folder called ‘tmp-xlmrpc’ is a temporary folder used when upload pictures to the blog. That folder should be empty. Drafts are not there.

                Files within the folder called ‘d’ are the drafts of the blog. Each draft of your blog is stored in one file in that folder.
                You can open those files by using NotePad on windows, or TextEdit/vi on mac/linux, and copy and clean the content.

    • نايف 12:51 pm on September 14, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply


  • Isaac Keyet 11:35 pm on March 1, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: feedback, mockups, screenshots   

    Added some screenshots to discuss around to #213, but thought I’d post them here as well so more people will see them and discuss!

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