Facebook Comment Support in Android App

We rolled out a big release(8.0.0) with lots of feature on 23rd April, below are the release notes for your reference

  1. Added support for AppNext Banner Ads
  2. More control to ads, you can decide to show particular ads to show only on selected screens
  3. Moving comments icon from menu to right bottom as floating button which hides/shows on screen movement.
  4. Added Facebook comments support
  5. listview ad to work as middle ad on post screen
  6. few fixes for woocommerce app
  7. Few more bug fixes

We did 2 big changes for comments in this release (i.e. 3rd and 4th)

  1. Moved Comments icon from Action Bar to right bottom of the screen as a floating action bar

    which become transparent and ultimately disappears as you scroll the page.

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  1. Added support for facebook comments

You need to go to AndroApp->Configure and change comments provider to facebook, and uncheck the show comments count unless you want to show wordpress comments count

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On clicking the floating comments icon in the app, user will be taken to comments screen where facebook comments will be loaded as below

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So, update your WordPress AndroApp plugin now and try it out. let us know the feedback on the same.

We will tell you more about other changes related to ads in our next update, stay tuned.

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New Offline Save Option

We recently released a new feature to save posts for later read in android app version 7.0.0.

What is this feature?

We received request from lot of our clients to provide an option to Save Post for offline reading.

This comes handy for your app users, who wants to save a post for later read, like a recipe or a long article. This can actually work like a Favorites too.

How to use Offline Save?

First of all update the AndroApp plugin, create a new apk, you will receive the new apk link, install this apk on your phone.

Now, when you visit a post, you will see three vertical dotted lines, click on that a new menu will pop with Save Offline option like below.

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Select the Save Offline option and your post is saved for offline read.

Now, How to see the Offline post you just saved?

You should be able to see a new option “Saved Posts” in the main menu, this is added on top OR just after the Home menu option. clicking on that will show the list of saved posts.

Internationalization and texts

What if you do not like the default text we used, for example you are having a puzzles website and you might want to show Saves Puzzles instead of Saved Posts ?

OR English is not the default language for your site/app.

You can change the texts from Androapp->Internationalization tab.

Bonus Tip: You can change the texts to Add to Favorites, Remove from Favorites, Favorite Posts and this feature will work like a Favorites feature.

Limitation:

This feature will work only for the posts with post content as pre processed or post processed.

Also, few images and scripts might not load depending on the space available on the phone.

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Parallax Effect for Featured Image

Did you try the new Androapp release for wordpress mobile app plugin yet ?

We recently released an interesting feature called parallax effect in 6.0.9 release.

What is Parallax Effect ?

it is the effect when background image moves at a different speed than the rest of the content. read more about parallax effect here.

Demo

here is the demo for one of the app

androapp_parallax_effect

try it out live by installing it from play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.androapp.storytal.c2123

How to get this feature on your app?

If you use featured images for your posts than you can install AndroApp WordPress plugin and create Android App for your wordpress blog in minutes.

If you are already using the plugin, update the wordpress plugin, create new apk, test your apk on your phone and publish this apk to google play store from developer console.

Just in case, You can enable/disable parallax effect for your mobile app from AndroApp->Configure page

control-parallax-effect-on-andropp-mobile-plugin

 

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Added Deep Linking Support

Today we added Deep linking support in our AndroApp wordpress plugin.

What is Deep Linking ?

Its an intelligent link which can dynamically decide where to open the link? If end user has your app in his mobile than the same link can be opened directly in the app. Click here to read more about deep linking.

Why should you use deep linking?

It results in more visits to your app, which is faster than the normal web browser and gives a more customized options to your user.

How do i enable deep linking in Androapp ?

Update the AndroApp plugin to 6.00 or later, Go to Look & Feel section and scroll to Deep Linking Section.

Deep linking

By default we have put “/” in the textarea, which means all of your links will be opened via app. However if you want you can selectively choose what links to be opened, enter path prefixes in one per line.

After you are done with pathprefix settings, click on generate build button, you will get a new apk link on your mail.

Deep linking will work when you click on your link on some existing web page, it will not be attempted when you directly enter your site address on web browser manually.

Once you are done with testing deep linking, publish the new apk on google play developer console.

 

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Introducing SelfPush in AndroApp Mobile app plugin for wordpress

What is SelfPush ?
It is the ability to send push notification anytime, now push notifications don’t only go for new posts, but you can even send push notification for any of your post anytime.

Why Selfpush ?
It gives you more control and more power, you can try triggering push notification at different time and see what gives you better result. some of your posts make sense on few days like festivals or any offers, you can use this at the time.

In the end, it is a tool to get more visitors on your app at no extra cost.

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