12
Jun
Blogger

It's been a full seven months since Google last updated its Blogger app, but the time has not been wasted. The new version ushers in a larger interface tailored for tablets. Improvements to the compose screen should also make poking out posts easier on that larger display.

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The tablet interface is not drastically different from the mobile version, so it's a tad baffling why this update took so long to surface. The improvements listed in the latest version are nice; there just aren't that many of them.

What's in this version:
  • Tablet support
  • Improved compose screen - WYSIWYG editor for existing posts
  • Performance improvements
  • Minor bug fixes

Blogger supports both creating new posts from scratch and editing posts that have been already published. These posts can include images, labels, and location information. It's not a full replacement for the web interface, but it provides a mobile resource for anyone who may need to throw up posts while on the go. If you don't yet have the app, hit up the widget below.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Kwadwo Firempong-Boakye

    Hey Guys! I know this is old news but every now and then I see people asking why Google is making advancements to rss intensive platforms like Blogger, when they've killed Google Reader. Well same thing I thought at first then I realized something after a couple of months. Reader, essentially is now integrated into Google +

    Most Blogger accounts are now linked to Google + so when one posts on blogger, it appears on their Google + Profile and in your stream if they are in your circle. Also many major news and information sites have Google + accounts so their posts also appear in your stream if you follow them.

    What I did was, I found all my news, info and entertainment sources I had from rss links in my Google Reader, here on Google + and then I organized them into a special circle that I get notifications from when updated. So in the end I still get the articles from the sources I want to read updated in real time

    Yes its not as convenient as reader because you dont always get the full text on Google + but rather an annotation and a link to the article instead but I guess for now its not too bad if it doesn't affect your data costs too much. There's always Feedly and others if its absolutely necessary one gets a reader replacement.

    I know its not necessary to post this but I just thought it would be cool to share the idea. Maybe it could help some one.

  • Matthew Fry

    Thank goodness. The real question is, why did they ever think it was a good idea to present the average *blogger user* with a crapton of markup language in the first place? I knew what it was and it was still completely unusable. I'd imagine the average user just thought it was broken.

  • Phil Oakley

    You can see the how Google works internally with this app. It's obvious that each department has an Android engineer or two; the 'Android department' doesn't make these apps. Interesting. I guess there are good and bad things about this approach.

  • Serhat Ulusoy

    blogger app v2.1.1 apk please...

  • http://www.chinavasion.com/china/wholesale/Cheap_Mobile_Phones/ Liza Jenifer

    I think the tablet interface is not definitely not quite the same as the versatile form, so its a tad bewildering why this upgrade took so long to surface. The changes recorded in the most recent form are decent; there simply aren't that large portions of them. You have shared very informative article.
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