June 1, 2010
After Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone app store many moons ago, Six Apart kicked off the mobile blogging revolution by launching Typepad on the iPhone.
Since then several companies have launched official blogging apps upon not only the iPhone, but for Blackberry and Android devices as well.
Despite the advances of the respective smartphone OS’s, there is still a great need for either official or third party apps on some of these devices, especially outside of the iUniverse (note: you hear that Squarespace?!)
So if you are a mobile developer looking for the next project or a user wondering if your blog is supported, here is a list of needed apps for the iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices. read more
Tags: Android, Blackberry, iPhone
May 31, 2010
Now that Twitter has launched official apps upon Blackberry, Android and the mighty iPhone, fanboys (and girls) of the respective smartphones may wonder what the twitterverse looks like from another device.
Unfortunately depending on where your geek loyalties lie, your experience using each official app will vary as it appears that not all Twitter apps are created equal (a fact that might cause some to accuse Twitter of showing iFavoritism). read more
Tags: Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Twitter
May 12, 2010
Automattic (the company behind WordPress for you non-geeks) has just blessed Android fans with two new features that may make iFans everywhere envious of their Android friends.
WordPress for Android version 1.2 has been released to Android Market. [...] If you have a WordPress.com blog, video upload works great with VideoPress. If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog, you may need to install the PJW Mime Config plugin to allow the 3gp video files to be uploaded to your blog.
Post geotagging support (enable geotagging first in the blog settings window). If you are running a self-hosted blog, install the geolocation plugin to show your location. (WordPress For Android)
Previously WordPress rolled out geo-location support for iPhone users, a feature that Android fans will probably love (especially travel blogs and geeks-on-the-go).
Although the company has yet to include WordPress stats within the app, the VideoPress option will probably make a few iPhone users extremely jealous of their Droid friends (this author included). read more
Tags: Android, WordPress
April 30, 2010
After receiving some extra love from the boys and girls at Google, it looks as if Twitter now has an official app for Android freaks (note: I say that in love).
Today we are excited to announce that Twitter for Android is available in Android Market!
Twitter for Android is a fantastic application to use, and sharing any link or photo is super simple too – just look for the share button in your favorite application and choose Twitter. [...]
We had a great time working with the Android team and are thrilled that Google will be open sourcing the code used in this app in the near future. (Official Twitter Blog)
Twitter now has official apps upon all three major smart phone platforms, having previously launched an official Blackberry app, as well as buying out Tweetie (which has caused at least one developer to exit the twitterverse).
Thus far Twitter has not revealed what its next mobile plans are, although the micro blogging company could be developing an official app for Palm’s webOS devices (news that will probably not please Tweed or Twee, both which sell on Palm’s app store).
Either way it will be interesting to see how the official Android app compares against its Blackberry and iPhone siblings (the latter which should be launching very soon), as well as the reaction from developers who may have to figure out how they will survive Tweetageddon.
Tags: Android, Google, Twitter
January 1, 2010
Android lovers rejoice! It looks as if WordPress is finally launching an app for Google’s Android OS, after creating apps for both the iPhone and Blackberry (the latter which has video support! iJealous!). read more
Tags: Android, Google, Mobile Software, WordPress
November 25, 2008
The Android powered T-Mobile G1 is getting Opera Mini 4.2 beta, says ZDNet’s Matthew Miller, which is good news since Opera offers nice synchronization options. This is something of a rebuke to Apple who stopped Opera Mini for iPhone since it competes with the built-in Safari browser. Or not, since Apple wants to control the iPhone with the Iron Fist of Jobs.
Speaking of the G1 and iPhone, the former will ship in 1 million by the end of 2008 according to HTC (via), and the latter now knows who uses it. A Compete.com survey tells us more or less what we already anticipated about the iPhone users. Check out The Apple Blog for more, and a nifty little illustration as well.
Tags: Android, apple, iPhone, Mobile, Opera Mini