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WordPress for iOS 3.1 dubbed “biggest update ever” Brings New UI, Reader, Quick Photo, Friend Finder and More

Version 3.1 of WordPress for iOS dubbed the “biggest update ever” just went live with a complete re-imagined user interface for both iPhone and iPad with over “180 enhancements and bug fixes.”

Once you download the app, a sliding panels interface on iPad enables you to quickly get to any part of the app and rediscover your content. “The new welcome screen guides you while adding your blog(s) to the app. Once authenticated you’re taken right to the Reader interface,” informs WordPress.com team.

Now, you use a “friend finder” to discover your friends’ on Twitter and Facebook form the WordPress.com app. And, you can also securely search your device’s address book to find your friends’ blogs.

On the iPhone you’ll see a list icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen. “Tap or swipe to open the sidebar, revealing all your blog’s content, as well as the ability to upload a quick Photo and access your Settings.” And, on the iPad the sidebar is the first panel to the left. As you tap items in the list they’ll open in panels allowing you to drill deeper into the app.

With this release, you can now view full WordPress.com Stats right from within the app. This means more details, more control, and much better use of screen space.

For the iPad the panel expands to the size of two panels for better viewing.

WordPress.com reader now let you keep up with blogs you follow, browse topics, check out latest Freshly Pressed posts. Whiel the panels interface makes it easy to navigate around and even visit the full site right from the app.

The “Quick Photo” function is now avilable on iPad along with iPhone features letting you use iPad’s camera to take a photo or select one from library.

By using new Post Formats you can effectively choose how your post will look once published (if your theme supports them).

With the new “Post Preview for iPad,” when viewing a post on the iPad, you’ll now get a nice preview of the post including formatting and images.

Alos, nearly all areas of the app now support landscape orientation, including all of the tabs in the post editor. You’ll notice this on the iPhone and the iPod Touch.

For easy site and dashboard access, WordPress.com team added buttons in the Sidebar, so you can access your full WordPress dashboard (“/wp-admin”) right from within the app.

To get WordPress for iOS, download it from the App Store. Or, visit wp.com/app on your iOS device.

WordPress.com for iOS 3.1

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