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  • Isaac Keyet 2:28 am on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: 1.6, 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:

    New:

    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 –
          D:\BlackBerry\app_world\downloads\23b042aa\WordPress_for_BlackBerry
          which contains the files
          meta.app.rem,
          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

      السلام

  • Danilo 1:32 pm on March 27, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: 1.6,   

    1.6 Beta 2 is ready for testing. Please test the following changes:

    • Fix for an issue reported last week where picture would appear rotated in QuickPhoto on devices with a gyroscope #222.
    • QuickPhoto is now available for devices with OS5 or higher (yay!).
    • Keyboard shortcuts keys added on the Post/Page/Comment Lists.
      • “N” – move to the next item in the list.
      • “P” – move to previous item in the list.
      • “T” – move to the first item of the list.
      • “B” – move to the last item of the list.
    • Fix for an issue on the location module where the device location is not sent to the blog #223.
    • Improved the WordPress.com Mobile Reader experience.
    • Added new icons on the main Dashboard.

    To install Beta 2, point the BB Browser to the this page and select the app package for your device:

     
    • juan philz 11:56 am on March 28, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      nice..hmm lets try n thanks anyway :)

    • Martin 3:33 pm on March 28, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      These shortcuts are the best thing, it’s so much easier to get around things. Thanks, this post was really helpful!

    • Yanky 2:09 am on March 29, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I tried using it on my 9930 but it didnt work, but on my bold 9650 these work

    • Santos Guerra 7:39 am on March 29, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      hello, is it possible to work in the translation into Spanish of this application?

    • Manhart 10:48 am on March 29, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I use a 9800 Torch with OS6. The 1.6 (2) beta (4) works fine on my BB. But there is still the bug regarding the comments (like in 1.5). I disabled the comments in my blog in the global settings of WordPress. When i create and send an articel from my BB with this beta, the comments are enabled for this articel and i have to disable the comments by hand in my WordPress. Please fix this bug. Thanks.

      • Danilo 11:06 am on March 29, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        We can’t fix this at this moment since changes on the core side of WP are required. You can disable comments and pingbacks for a single article in the BB app by going to the ‘Settings’ screen and unchecking both the ‘Allow Comments’ and ‘Allow trackbacks and pingbacks’ fields.

        • Manhart 11:17 am on March 29, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I can see only the option “allow comments” on my BB. The other option in the same frame is named with “Positionsangaben erlauben” (allow position data). The option “allow comments” is disabled yet, but independent of this flag, WordPress for Blackberry enables the comments in postings send from the BB.

    • Martin 7:23 pm on March 29, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      By me it worked, but my friend has some problems installing it

    • Dan Levy 10:45 pm on April 18, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      New version works pretty great! Thanks Danilo and the entire WP 4 BB Dev team! No bugs that I can see as of yet.

      Suggestions for future versions:

      Currently when you create a new post the default setting for the post’s “Status” is “Published” so there’s no “Send” option in the menu, just a “Publish” option. I would love if we had the opportunity to set what we want the default setting to be when we start a new post be it “Save As Draft” or “Save As Local Draft” or “Publish”

      -It’d be a great if the Media Insertion (specifically for photos/images) was inline in terms of wherever the cursor is when we go to the menu option to add media. Why will the app only allow them to be added at the top or bottom?

      In terms of the media setting it would be great if the custom setting for pictures/images maintained the ratio doing that annoying math for us. I know this is something we can do for ourselves realistically but if I’m going to make requests I may as well shoot for the moon. Yes, I can do – and have done – the math myself but it is, as I said annoying. As an example, if the – right now imaginary – “maintain aspect ratio button” is checked when I change the custom Width from 640 to 600 the Length should automatically go from 480 to 450. ;)

  • Danilo 4:34 pm on March 6, 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: 1.6   

    1.6 beta 

    It’s time for the 1.6 Beta! This new version has a revisited UI and some great new features.
    To install the new beta simply point the BB Browser to the following page and select the app package for your device:

    Some things to test:

    • Are all of your blogs still in the app if you upgraded?
    • Try to post a quick photo.
    • If you have a WordPress.com blog in the app, try out the new Read function. Change filters, like some posts, view Freshly Pressed, and more.
    • Try the new File Picker, is it fast? Responsive? (It now sort files by last-modification date.)
    • The Posts/Pages/Comments lists now have infinite loading. Check to make sure it keeps loading your content.
    • Is the new Dashboard rendered like it should? See example.

    Your help in testing it out before we release to the RIM AppWorld is greatly appreciated.
    Please try out all of the new features and try to break the Beta. If nasty things happen or if you have any feedback, please post a comment here. Remember it helps to know which device and BlackBerry OS version you are running.

     
    • Bobby 5:14 pm on March 6, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      its a wonderful app!
      but still difficult to search for pictures from library if we have many in files and folders, it will be more helpful if there is a search function for pictures in library.
      thank you

    • Mario 10:38 pm on March 6, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I tried the beta on my Bold 9780 with OS6.
      My Blog was there after update.
      Quick Photo Worms great.
      Infinite loading works. It’s awesome.
      By the way, my Blog is not running wordpress, it’s running serendipity wich has an Interface for wordpress apps.

    • Kevin Roundhill 12:36 am on March 7, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Tried it out on my BB Torch 9860.
      All my posts are still there.
      The quick photo thing worked but my photo was rotated sideways (I took it with the camera held vertically but it was placed in the blog horizontally).
      Love the new read function! Wow!
      Don’t know what “file picker” is?
      Pages loaded just fine, appeared infinite.
      New dashboard looks great. Rotates like it should going from horizontal to vertical.

    • Michael 4:30 am on March 7, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It is very inconvenient not having a insert more tag. That is a major feature that should be added.

      • Danilo 9:46 am on March 7, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        A button in the toolbar to add the “more” tag would be useful?
        (You can insert the more tag manually, or use the “Excerpt” screen).

    • Bobby 7:24 am on March 7, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Tried on BlackBerry Bold 9930, all posts are still there
      On touch device, we used to be able to hold on the screen to access menu (to refresh and such) but not in this v1.6

      • Danilo 9:50 am on March 7, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        We disabled the “Hold” gesture on some screens. We will probably re-introduce it in the final release.

    • primariayu 7:35 am on March 7, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Download failed on my 9780 :(

    • Dan Levy 6:01 pm on March 16, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Tried it on a BlackBerry 9900.

      The file picker is way, way better!

      In the Posts section “T” doesn’t work to jump to the top and “B” doesn’t go to the bottom. (This is a typical BB shortcut that works in most other places on my BB like in the Messages app.) Manual scrolling is required.

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