The mobile version of WordPress seems to be having a tour across smartphone platforms right now. Â Or is it perhaps because of the resounding fact that the future of blogging is mobile? Â Anyway, after appearing on the Android market for all Android phone users and mobile bloggers to use, WordPress 1.0 is now also available for BlackBerry devices. And like the Android version, the BlackBerry version is equally robust and quite good if not better.
WordPress for BlackBerry has been in beta for quite some time now and after getting subjected to the scrutiny of selected beta testers, Automattic finally decided to take the app out of beta mode and release the final version of WordPress 1.0 for this smartphone.
So, what’s in store for all of you BlackBerry users who blog on your WordPress installation using your smartphone? The app lets you write posts, upload photos and videos, edit pages and manage comments on your blogs. Â It supports both self-hosted blogs as well as WordPress.com blogs.
Aside from the usual mobile blogging features of other WordPress mobile app, this one for the BlackBerry also features:
- overall enhancements to the speed and stability of the app
- streamlined UI and functionality relating to comment moderation
- support for HD video service VideoPress
- ability to record and upload videos from your phone
Since I don’t have a BlackBerry yet, I can’t test how good this app is. I really wish I could compare it with the Android version. Perhaps next week, after I got my BlackBerry Bold 9700. But the app must be so great that Darnell mentioned something like this app putting the iPhone version into shame. Now I’m intrigued.
Originally posted on February 5, 2010 @ 8:50 pm