Apr 13, 2012

Testing Bloggeroid for Android

Posted Apr 13, 2012
I'm writing this blog from my phone using Bloggeroid for Android. Let's see if I can add an image..

Hmm, I'm not sure if the image is added, so I must publish this first and view the result. I can't see the image, it's just a text placeholder. It should be a picture I took from my office window.

Interface is simple, there's no clutter and I can focus on the important stuff: Writing. I like it. Downside is you have to memorize the formatting because there are no controls for them like bold, italic, links etc. They're easy to memorize so it shouldn't be much of a problem. I think there's no built in functionality to align the content e.g. Left, center, or right aligned, my guess is you can use HTML tags to accomplish this. Let me try:

<div style="text-align: center">This line should be centered</div>

Anyway, you can post it as a draft and edit in your computer before publishing so that's a good feature. So for the final test, I'll publish this post and see if it's as I expected it to be.

[Update] Image post is successful but the alignment using HTML tags is not. It was cleaned, which is not a bad thing. There's a raw edit in Bloggeroid which I haven't explored yet which I think it is possible to insert HTML tags.

I didn't say what Bloggeroid is for. It's an alternative tool to post blogs to Google Blogger. Google has an official mobile app for Blogger, but it's not very good so I can't really recommend it. Bloggeroid does not support other blogs so if you're on Wordpress, there's the Wordpress mobile app which is excellent.

Check out Bloggeroid on Google Play, happy mobile blogging! There's certainly a lot of room for improvement.  As of writing, I haven't seen a polished app to post blogs to Blogger but Bloggeroid should be sufficient for my basic blogging needs.

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