Wow! Just yesterday I blogged about WordPress app missing out the “Views by Country” stats, in my last post WordPress App – Latest Update. And LOOK what happened today…!
WordPress – Country Stats
They brought back the Country stats and also ‘Tops Posts & Pages’! They even changed the whole display settings of “Stats” itself – now there is no more a drop-down menu like shown in my last post, now every statistic is neatly displayed on the same screen so you can smoothly scroll it down and up. Looks much better and even MORE interesting.
It’s amazing how I was ruminating about it yesterday and the next day I find it happening! Looks like my post touched the app guys *hehe :p* or maybe not, but most definitely God heard me out and granted my wish =D (now I wish I had asked for something else too that hour)
But yea, on a very serious note, it also sounds like I wasn’t the only one disliking the missing part, of course it took MANY more “angry/sad” users like me to make them bring back those features in their latest update. But you have to agree, timing was GREAT! Right?!! 😛
So this is what they had to say about the changes in their most latest update…
Hey you all W ‘Pressers!
I recently updated my WordPress Android app to the latest version on my Galaxy S4. I’m liking the improvement in the interface – it’s much more simplified now, moreover, we can now browse and manage our media gallery directly from our phones with the app. The major change I noticed was made to the option “Stats” – now there’s a drop-down list for it like shown below.
Stats drop-down list
It’s great. It’s precise for a quick viewing. But what I’m missing are the Flags! Views by Country statistics! It’s no more shown in the app. I know it’s not really necessary, given, the desktop version still has it. But it had its own charm – waking up and checking my stats first thing in the morning right from my phone, seeing the myriad of different colors everyday, the various flags and new country names (it’s always amazing finding out about new countries you never knew of) and then reveling in this virtual global community – uplifts me and motivates me to blog more often.
Here’s what the app says about their latest update..
Let me make another confession (first was obviously about I missing those flags :P).. I do use WordPress app more often for moderating, commenting, viewing my stats and reading other blogs.. but I don’t use it for blogging itself. There’s nothing wrong with the app, I think they are trying their best in improving our blogging experience on-the-go, but I personally like a larger interface and a wider keyboard for typing. I’m a loyal laptop user and always will be for typing up stuff no matter how many new models of mobiles with larger screens or tablets are released. There’s nothing as comfortable as the keyboard with typewriter-like keys and a bigger desktop.
So anybody using the latest version of the WordPress app? How do you find it? And am I overlooking something here? Maybe the country stats are somewhere there but oblivious to just me?