Got some exciting news! I just got my very first application uploaded and approved on the Apple App store! I’ve been wanting to do something for quite some time but just haven’t been able to figure what I actually want to do.
But, for some time I have been using WordPress to keep track of my daily tasks, projects and general goals as well as using it to post whatever I do in terms of IT and Development. I keep track of a lot of photos on my phone that goes up to WordPress and I always thought the interface from the Phone was clunky. Logging in, Go to Media Library, Adding photos with the extra JS that took place on the phone just didn’t work for me. On top of that all the images were uploaded with a weird rotation.
I figured that this would be nice to have, a small app does nothing but that. I knew WordPress had XMLRPC for managing library (see Annoyed with WordPress) so it shouldn’t be too hard. That being said. I now have my own application uploaded to the app store that does just that.
I used Xamarin as a development platform. I’ve been a fan of Xamarin since it was still monotouch (let’s be honest. Obj-C is no fun).
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Some roadmap things
I know there’s more work to be done but the application does what it’s supposed to. Anyways, some things that’ll happen soon:
- Improve the upload status with images and success/failure messages
- Multi-site support
- Use camera to upload (is this even useful?)
- A nicer looking icon (current one is garbage)
- More modern iOS design?
- Share photos into the app from photo library.