It’s Android blogging, re-imagined. Today we’re announcing the release of WordPress for Android 2.0, a major update that focuses on a new UI and enhanced post editor features. Check the video:
So what’s new?
Brand New Look
We’ve completely redesigned the look and feel of the app, now placing the actions you want to make with your blog all in one place: The Dashboard. You have one-tap access to create new posts and pages, upload media, view your stats, read blogs and more! There’s also now a beautiful comment count ribbon to show you how many comments you have in your moderation queue.
The Action Bar up top allows you to quickly get to other areas of the app as fast as possible. You can tap the blog name to switch blogs, refresh your content, and call up the dashboard from wherever you are in the app at the time.
The post editor has been enhanced with many great new features. A formatting toolbar has been added that displays above the keyboard as you type, allowing you to easily format text and add links and media. The post editor also goes full screen, giving you as much room as possible to create your posts while on the go.
Media attachments have received an awesome boost as well. You can now insert images among the post text wherever you’d like. Tapping on an image will bring up many new options you can set per image, including Title, Caption, Placement and Size.
We paid special attention to tablets for this release, adding special layouts just for Android Tablets. From Galaxy Tab to Xoom, we’ve got you covered.
Download and More Info
You can get the app for free in the Android Market.
What do you think of the update?
- Dec 19, 2011 @ 9:32 pm
Dec 20th at 12:52 am
Looks very good. I always wished it was easier to blog from tablet and S2!
Dec 20th at 2:34 am
I have the Vizio 8in tablet (which runs android 2.3), and I can not get the WordPress app?
Dec 20th at 5:14 am
Do you have to pay? I signed up for a WordPress App (via texting?) just yesterday and it wasn’t free. Is this separate? Different?
Dec 20th at 6:16 am
Would it be compatible if I run it on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) ?
Dec 20th at 6:17 am
UI looks PRRRREEETYYY!!
Dec 20th at 6:55 am
This upgrade seems to have taken care of all the “almosts” and “why doesn’t its” of the initial release. I am in the middle of a blog post right now, and am finally not feeling like I wish I were on my laptop or desktop to get it done right.
An emphatic thank you for a great reworking of a much-needed product~
Dec 20th at 6:59 am
Nice! Well Done! Looks Great!
Dec 20th at 11:41 am
cant wait to change my phone, well done
Dec 20th at 1:31 pm
As a former iPhone owner and a person who still has an iPad, I now find myself using my droid phone instead of the iPad,because of the ease of use. Great update.
Dec 20th at 2:17 pm
Cool, cool, cool. The current version can be cumbersome with all the clicking to get to the features (I.e. choose blog from the first screen with the “read” or “(blog name)” menu. Then it goes straight to comments, so to add a new post (for example) you hit posts, then the + thing. Single button access to lots of common commands or features looks very helpful.
Dec 20th at 2:21 pm
Effin’ a, man. Awesome. Just poked around on it, and it basically has everything I most frequently use on the computer version! Nice, nice, nice. I’d edited from the previous app the first time just the other day, and it felt claustrophobic and limiting. Writing now feels much more roomy, and I know I’ll do much more on the mobile version now. Much. Thanks for the upgrade.
Dec 20th at 3:23 pm
Awesome! Was just about fed up with the old version and it’s errors. Great job on 2.0 and thank you!
Dec 20th at 4:13 pm
I hate to say this, but the WP android app seems much better than the WP iphone app.
Dec 20th at 4:14 pm
Great! Now all I need is a phone…
Dec 20th at 4:59 pm
Downloaded it. Have yet to try it out. But love the idea! I even have it on my Kindle Fire. Thanks!
Dec 20th at 5:14 pm
Awesome. That’ll help with the next ‘phone upgrade decision. Thank you.
Dec 20th at 11:34 pm
Can you make the app available somewhere else than android market? Kobo Vox android platform cannot access android market.
Dec 21st at 5:11 am
I love this new app! It is great that I can take a picture with my phone and post about it right away — can hardly wait to try it!
Dec 21st at 10:43 am
Great… can’t wait to get a higher version of android phone
Dec 21st at 9:39 pm
Downloaded it… Works GREAT!!!
Dec 22nd at 4:00 am
This app is sweetness! Please say there will be an app for Windows Phone 7.5. I could really use this.
Dec 22nd at 2:42 pm
Reblogged this on JULIO FROM NY.
Dec 23rd at 11:54 pm
Reblogged this on Shutter Clutter and commented:
Posted two comments on the announcement about how awesome I think the new version of the Android app is; when the first comment disappeared I thought it was a fluke, but when the second comment disappeared, I figured I’ve been banished to comment purgatory.
Regardless, if you have an Android Phone and whether you have or haven’t yet tried the newest version, you’ll be in for a treat. The redesigned UI is full of win.
Dec 24th at 9:59 pm
Works a beauty on my EEEpad Transformer!
Dec 25th at 4:18 am
Reblogged this on bigkoipond and commented:
Yey for Android blogging!
Dec 25th at 8:20 am
I’ve already installed n used it, but I don’t know how to sign out….. would you like to help me?
Dec 26th at 7:39 am
That’s great! But the problem is I don’t have Android!
Dec 26th at 1:15 pm
Could you make a WordPress app for nook color?
Dec 26th at 5:12 pm
@Dan: Yes, the Vizio tablet has Android on it, but you still can not get WordPress. I been able to get pretty much every other app except for wordpress…?
Dec 27th at 7:08 pm
It’s already hard to remember what life was like without it! TQ
Dec 27th at 7:59 pm
Yippee! I see that it will work with the Kindle Fire! Can’t wait to get it downloaded.
Dec 28th at 4:46 pm
i can’t publis like was able to on the original app. once i make a change there’s no where to press “save” or “publish” pissing me off now. I have a Motorola Cliq 2 which is a pretty advanced phone too.
Dec 29th at 1:26 am
As the new owner of a Nook Tablet, I hope we can see this app in the B&N app store soon!
Jan 2nd at 5:57 pm
Amazon claims that they have 2.0.2, but will not address any request as to when it will be available for the Fire, other than to say they are distributing 2.0.2. very frustrating.