Your Blogging App is There for You

With the recent news about Twitter strictly enforcing token (user) limits against third-party clients, it’s important to remember that your blog still loves you.

When you post to your blog, the content is still your property, and you can use any blogging app without fear of artificial user limits or high prices due to limiting and confrontational business policies. Plus, most blogging platforms provide some way to automatically share your new posts on Twitter and other social networks, like Publicize for WordPress.com blogs and Jetpack for WordPress.org blogs.

In the world of mobile usage, I’m particularly fond of our mobile apps. If you’re looking for a third-party mobile app, I have heard great things about Poster, but haven’t tried it myself yet. All WordPress apps use the open XML-RPC protocol, which will never be closed or limited.

If you don’t have a blog yet, and don’t know where to turn to in this era of social networking turmoil, open a free WordPress.com blog today. If you want just a bit more control and don’t mind a few more responsibilities, try WordPress.org instead.

If you have a WordPress.com blog, it will remain online and your property as long as we’re still in business, and you can export your blog’s content at any time. If you have a WordPress.org blog, it will remain online and your property as long as you can keep it running. For both WordPress.com and WordPress.org users, our mobile apps will always be available free of charge.

I know that your blog and blogging app will never truly be a replacement for a Twitter client, but they do allow you to reach your audience (even via Twitter) without compromising content ownership, app usage, or other limiting policies.

WordPress for iOS and Android Updated

WordPress for Android 1.3.9 was released recently with some nice bug fixes, a new sharing feature, and a volunteer-submitted QuickPress shortcut.

WordPress for iOS 2.6.5 was released a few days ago with another large helping of bug fixes. Over 30 issues were correct, “including correct image scaling for Original Size images and a number of fixes around Pages.”

Both the Android app team and the iOS app team are asking for volunteers to pitch in when they can, so don’t be shy about submitting bug fixes and new features.