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After months of basically no action at all, Google has finally updated the Blogger for Android app with a new UI, as well as some improved features and bug fixes.
The new UI takes a page from the book of Holo, as it is now much more in-line with Android 4.0+ functionality. On top of the new interface, the update also adds support for more languages, enhancements to scheduled posts, and auto-sign in when a blog is viewed on the web.
Aside from these additions, some of the Play Store comments indicate that it also fixes a number of annoyances, adding the option to load more than 20 posts, better publishing, and improved settings.
Good news for you independent bloggers out there! WordPress just issued a small update to its mobile app. The biggest change is that you can now add featured images to a post. Featured images, of course, are treated differently in WordPress entries than in-line images and are often used as thumbnails, so it's been a bit of a problem that the app hasn't made it easy to add them until now.
Here's the full changelog:
What's new in version 2.2:
- Featured image support
- New stats view
- Performance and reliability improvements
Unfortunately, WordPress doesn't get updated quite as much as one would like.
Squarespace, a popular web publishing company, has released a dedicated content management app for Android which brings blogging capabilities, stats, comment management, and your Squarespace settings to your Android phone or tablet. Squarespace for Android packs these features into a clean and stylish interface.
The app can also switch easily between multiple accounts and push notifications to your device to alert you of new comments. For Squarespace users who like to write their posts on the go, this app is a prayer answered, and best of all it's free. If you haven't already, grab the app from the market using the widget below.