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AppPresser March 2019 Update

Just like we said a few weeks back, we want to keep you updated on what is going on with AppPresser for 2019. This is our first installment of regular updates for what’s going on with AppPresser.

Enhancements for AppCommunity

We know you’ve been asking for AppCommunity enhancements and this month we’ve been working on adding images to private messages. This feature should be live in a couple weeks.

We are also making the profile fields editable within the app so that you don’t have to send people back to the desktop to update their profiles. We hope to have this released in the next month or so.

Finally on the AppCommunity front is some under the hood work to migrate everything over to the BuddyPress Core REST API and the JWT authorization methods. That’s JSON Web Token Authorization if you’re curious and want to dig in more to the technical bits. This may take a couple months, since we are waiting for the API to hit BuddyPress core, and then we will migrate over.

Moving forward we’ll continue to bring more features to AppCommunity so that your users don’t have to head back to the desktop to interact with features of your site.

Revamping the AppPresser Site

On our end, we’ve been working on updating the design of AppPresser. As we talked to you over the last few months we identified a few areas where we could make our site more friendly so you can find the information that you need as you’re building apps. Watch for a redesign in the coming months.

More AppPresser Content

On the content front, we’re continuing to brainstorm articles for that will help you build the features you need in your apps. One that has come up a few times is how to add a podcast feed with the ability to play episodes offline, so that’s on the list already. If you have suggestions, we’d love to hear them in the comments.

AppPresser Fixes

Finally, we’re working on fixing bugs that have been found in AppPresser.

  • (released) Fix LoginModal with Android back button when using force login
  • (released) Bug fixes related to the use of the default/stored language setting
  • (released) Improve refreshing content in the app
  • (released) Create the new app wizard to allow users to select from a variety of page types
  • (released) Add autoplay to app’s media list
  • (released) Validate app id for Firebase character requirements
  • (released) Improve app information and error logging on myapppresser.com
  • (released) Add replies to comments in AppCommunity

If you have other questions about what we’re doing at AppPresser, feel free to ask them in the comments and we’ll do our best to get you updated.


  1. Dale Reardon on March 20, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    We will be getting onto building a BuddyPress app for our community soon so I am wondering what things do people have to go back to the main site/desktop for at the moment?
    Also we are using the RT Media plugin and addons for media – will they work in the app or take custom work?


    • Scott Bolinger on March 21, 2019 at 12:47 pm

      Hi Dale, AppCommunity supports media uploads, and it displays RT Media posts from the website, but you cannot post via RT Media in the app. Right now group management is still done via the website, but we hope to add that in the future.

  2. Dale Reardon on March 20, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Also just one request for this blog – can you install Subscribe to comments reloaded plugin or similar to let us get email notifications of replies to our comments please?
    Or there is always Postmatic or their new Reply Box plugin solution.


  3. James O'Sullivan on March 28, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Really looking forward to this as one of the biggest pains right now is sending a user back to the website to update basic information like avatar and also bio or etc. Really really looking forward to this.

    • Scott Bolinger on March 28, 2019 at 8:11 am

      Hey James, it’s now released, update AppCommunity and rebuild your app to test.

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