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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#16105 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Add info re mobile apps to admin

Reported by: jane's profile jane Owned by: isaackeyet's profile isaackeyet
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords: has-patch ui-feedback needs-refresh needs-screenshots
Focuses: ui Cc:


Not sure if it belongs in Tools, or in Writing Settings (or whatever that shakes out to be when we redesign settings), or what, but there should be a screen somewhere in the admin that lists/links all the mobile apps, probably in same area as Press This is promoted.

Attachments (3)

patch-16105.diff (769 bytes) - added by isaackeyet 11 years ago.
Patch adds "Mobile Apps" section to Tools with descriptive copy
patch-16105.2.diff (778 bytes) - added by bradparbs 11 years ago.
Changes to wording and capitization
16105.3.diff (873 bytes) - added by celloexpressions 11 years ago.
Put the mobile apps first, update link.

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Change History (17)

#1 @hakre
14 years ago

Nah, I don't think this is necessary. It will only consume space with not much use. Put it in the readme probably.

#2 @dd32
14 years ago

Just droping a note that mobile apps now have a spot on, It's listed as a submenu of Extend.

#3 @scribu
13 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added; 3.2-early removed

#4 @sabreuse
11 years ago

  • Component changed from UI to Administration
  • Keywords ui-focus added

11 years ago

Patch adds "Mobile Apps" section to Tools with descriptive copy

#5 @isaackeyet
11 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch ui-feedback added
  • Owner set to isaackeyet
  • Status changed from new to accepted

^ Section only shows if user has privilegies to post (as the apps are largely useless without posting privilegies anyway).

Fingers crossed!

Last edited 11 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

11 years ago

Changes to wording and capitization

#6 @bradparbs
11 years ago

  • Cc brad@… added

Changed the patch to have the word 'and' at the end of the device list, and to make it so we use the same capitalization of 'mobile apps' every time.

This is somewhat of an opinionated change by me, but I think it makes a lot of sense.

11 years ago

Put the mobile apps first, update link.

#7 @celloexpressions
11 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion removed

At this point the WordPress mobile apps are the most important external publishing tools we have. Updated patch puts them first on the screen, before Press This.

#8 follow-up: @markoheijnen
11 years ago

I love the mobile apps but I'm unsure if we should add this to core. It feels a bit to external to me.

#9 in reply to: ↑ 8 @isaackeyet
11 years ago

Replying to markoheijnen:

I love the mobile apps but I'm unsure if we should add this to core. It feels a bit to external to me.

They're the other official way to interact with WordPress. Same name and all. How's that "too external"?

#10 @markoheijnen
11 years ago

With too external I mean that it doesn't interact with wp-admin directly. I do think we should have something in the readme file and maybe with direct links to the apps instead of

Also not that the link to iOS on .org doesn't work. It uses instead of

#11 @celloexpressions
11 years ago

I wouldn't worry much about the fact that these are technically different pieces of software, because that's a necessary constraint of the medium. What matters is the users' perspective.

The mobile apps are probably used by many, many more people than any of the other "tools" we have on this page, and at the end of the day adding a link to them informs more users about them and allows them to discover this alternate way to use WordPress.

Average users don't look at readme files, developers do. The mobile apps are user-oriented, not developer-oriented, so we should link to them in the UI. The APIs that the apps use should be documented in the readme file.

The single link to is the most elegant solution, otherwise we're including links to pages that we don't control and that could change; I think that's when the "too external" concern could become more valid.

#12 @chriscct7
9 years ago

  • Severity changed from minor to normal

#13 @celloexpressions
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-refresh needs-screenshots added

I am no longer in favor of this. The development of the mobile apps is fairly Automattic-centric (based on who contributes), and other tools such as press this and even core now offer better experiences on mobile devices. The tools screen is not well located, and adding more to it probably isn't a great idea until a better solution is found. Might make more sense to move the info there to the dashboard.

#14 @johnbillion
9 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from accepted to closed
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