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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wordpress for Android - A Blogger's Dream App

Can the new Wordpress for Android be the blogging tool freelance writers-cum-mobile enthusiasts have all been waiting for?

I know I've promised a Google Docs-related article for my next post but I just couldn't resist sharing the latest news in mobile blogging.

Android devices will now allow users to post articles on their Wordpress blogs through the newly released Wordpress for Android app.

Wordpress is the most widely used blogging platform, so this will surely delight a good number of bloggers. Now, aside from individuals who really own blogs themselves, freelance writers (like myself) who work for blog owners might find this app very alluring as well. Of course, we'd have to own an Android device first.

Well, assuming you get a bonus from any of your generous employers and end up purchasing an Android phone, you'll be glad you chanced upon this article.

Apparently, the Wordpress for Android app will allow you to manage and post articles, comments, and images. The video I'm sharing below even shows the app featuring the WP tags and categories field, two of the fields I frequently use for posting at Universetoday.com.

Imagine being able to post or edit articles virtually from any location. A smartphone definitely has much better mobile blogging capabilities than a laptop or netbook.

While laptops or netbooks require either a Wi-Fi hotspot or a USB dongle equipped  with mobile telecommunications capabilities (Here in the Philippines, we have such devices - the Smart Bro Prepaid and Globe Tattoo), a smartphone has built-in telecommunications features already.

Thus, you can connect to the Internet in a variety of ways: GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi, etc.

Now if only Android developers could come up with an oDesk provider client app that can go along with it. hmmmm.

If you want to know more about the Wordpress for Android app, click that link.

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