Automattic has just updated its WordPress for iOS app with a number of new features, including support for featured images, push notifications for self-hosted blogs utilizing the Jetpack plugin and a number of bug fixes.

This update continues Automattic’s mobile push, which is absolutely essential for WordPress’ future dominance as a publishing platform. In addition, the new Jetpack-powered push notifications feature (which is restricted to blog owners for the time being) means Automattic’s plugin will continue to receive plenty of attention as a way of bridging the gap between WordPress.com’s hosting service/network and the open source software on WordPress.org.

Today’s release is the first noteworthy update since WordPress for iOS received a major facelift back in August. The design was dramatically improved, and a number of new features also debuted, including:

  • Support for Post Formats.
  • WordPress.com Reader and Quick Photo added for the iPad.
  • New Simple post preview feature for the iPad.
  • All-new WordPress.com stats.
  • New WordPress.com Friend Finder feature helps you find your friends blogging on WordPress.com.
  • Landscape orientation support throughout the app.
  • Easy access to your site – view it and access the web dashboard right from the app.

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Download the updated app via the link below and let us know what you think in the comments!

➤ WordPress for iOS

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