Blogger introduces Android App

I gotta have an Android phone! Bloggers who are using Google's free blogging platform, I think, should have an Android phone too. Why? It's because Google has introduced the Blogger Android App, which makes it possible for bloggers on Blogger to share stories, photos and experiences on the go.

Blogger Android App
“We are excited to announce our first version of the Blogger Android App. Using the app you can easily compose a post, attach a photo that you just took with your phone, and either save it as a local draft for later or immediately publish it to your blog,” Google engineer Vinay Sekhri posted on Thursday.

If you're an Android user, the Blogger Android App can be downloaded from the Android Market.

  • Multiple accounts and blogs: You can easily switch between different accounts and blogs that you have author rights to. Simply choose your account and blog and you are all set to go.
  • Write and save/publish: You can write a post, assign labels, and then either save it as a draft or immediately publish it. Saving as draft is handy if you need to wait until you have Internet connectivity.
  • Photos from camera and gallery: If you see something interesting, you can take a photo directly from the app and include it in the blog post. You can also browse your gallery to include the ones you like.
  • Sharing to Blogger from gallery or browser: Blogger is one of the available sharing options. If you come across a photo in the gallery, or a website while browsing, you can share the content to the Blogger app directly from the sharing menu.
  • Share location: You can share your location by activating the location bar and selecting the correct location. This information will be included in your post.
  • View saved/published posts: By switching to the List View, you can view all your drafts and published posts that you wrote using the app. By performing a long-press on a published post you can invoke a menu that includes the option to view your post in a browser.
Sekhri noted that Google is “working toward supporting other smartphone platforms to allow more users to easily post to Blogger on the go.”