Feb 02 AT 1:16 PM Taylor Wimberly 36 Comments

WordPress publishes native Android application

We just learned that Automattic has released a native WordPress client for Android. Like Android, the app is an open source project and anyone can add contributions. The app looks quite similar to the unofficial wpToGo and we think that dev was probably involved in this project. A full review will come later, but we wanted to let everyone know the app is now available in the Android Market. If you have a blog powered by WordPress, give it a go and let us know what you think.

Update: Dan Roundhill, the dev of wpToGo, is behind this project. His app wpToGo will be discontinued as all development efforts move forward with the Open Source WordPress for Android app.

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From WordPress: We’re pleased to announce that WordPress for Android is now available in the Android Market. The initial release has focused on giving you the ability to manage your blog while on the go.

Features Include:

  • Configure and manage multiple blogs
  • Comment moderation including the ability to reply to comments
  • Create and Edit Posts including categories, tags and photos
  • Create and Edit Pages
  • Get notified of new comments in the Android notification bar

Get Involved:

WordPress for Android is an open source project. You can help develop the next version to make it even better! Get started at dev.android.WordPress.org

Source: WordPress

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