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WordPress for Android: No Longer Paying the Gingerbread Tax

Originally posted on WordPress for Android:

gingerbread-man Way back in 2011 Google released Android 4.0 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”), a major update that substantially improved the platform both for developers and for end users. This left developers with a problem: how do they take advantage of all the new features without leaving users of older devices stranded?

For most developers the answer has been to support both older and newer devices. This requires a lot of work, but it’s worth it when it means many more people can use your software.

The downside is this approach slows development, resulting in longer delays between releases. It also means developers sometimes don’t take advantage of the latest Android features, because doing so requires more time and testing to make sure the app continues to work on older devices.

We’ve followed this approach for quite a while with WordPress for Android, supporting everything from the latest devices to ones running Android 2.3 (“Gingerbread”). At…

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Preview and restore individual files with the backup browser

Originally posted on VaultPress Blog:

Meet the backup browser.

We’ve put together a brand new way to restore your files within a backup. The new backup browser features individual file restores and file previews along with some behind-the-scenes magic to make everything generally faster. Now, you can preview a file to make sure it’s the one you need before you restore it.

Backup Browser

Browse your files

Even if you don’t need to restore anything, the backup browser is a pretty cool way to dig through some of your WordPress files and check them out. It has text file, image, and video previews, so it’s super easy for you to find and restore that awesome .gif your editor deleted.

Restore one file at a time

Now, when you click “View Backup,” you can either restore or download files instead of having to download or restore the entire backup. Pretty handy, right?

Preview your text files in style

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