Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blogger for Android on a HTC Flyer.

Blogger is another Google product, so no surprise that it works well in Android.

Setting up my existing blogs was a breeze. The program asks you for your Google sign in and a little while later you are ready to go.

The layout is fairly easy to understand. On the top left is the name of the blog that you are currently writing for, with an arrow that brings up a window that allows you to change this.

Bottom left hand side are the buttons for text formatting and for inserting links. Underneath this are the buttons for handling pictures, one for taking them and the other for selecting from your gallery. The next area is a text for inserting any labels that you want for the current post.

Top right hand side is where the buttons for new and saved posts are located.

The software is easy to use and understand. If you are used to the Blogger web interface then using this should come naturally. Blogger for Android will do most of the things you will need from a mobile blogging app. It will save the posts locally so that you can work away from the net. This is a great plus for me, and it allows you to review your writing before you post.

The first time I used it I was not used to the way Blogger for Android would handle my pictures that I included with the post. I went to check on the blog and found huge pictures covering half the page and disappearing off one side. This I corrected from the blog. I would suggest that images be correctly sized before posting, but I need more practice with the software before I learn how to do that properly.

Over all this is a nice piece of software to use, which if you are used to blogging and a touch screen has almost no learning curve at all.

This post was written using Blogger for Android on my HTC Flyer.

Blogger for Android can be found in the Android Market.

1 comment:

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