Folks editing their WordPress blogs from an Android device running Lollipop are in for a treat. The latest version of the app applies a fresh taste of material design. At the end of the day, the experience doesn't look fundamentally different, but you get a full hamburger menu, a floating action button, and a sidebar that slides out on top of everything else.

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WordPress now uses a darker shade of blue throughout the interface, avatars are round, and the media library has a new grid layout on tablets. The experience is simple in the way that we've come to expect from Lollipop apps, and in the case of a blogging client, that's probably a good thing.

But 3.5 isn't exclusively about looks. Now when you mention another person by typing out their username, the app will attempt to auto-complete it. Here's the changelog:

What's new:

  • Material redesign and overall redesign (round avatars, new icons, color scheme update)
  • Mentions auto-completion in comments (start typing “@username” for the username of another user on your blog, within a comment area)
  • New grid layout for Media Library on tablets
  • Fetch blog visibility status on first login
  • Bug fixes