Blogger releases official iPhone app

It has been a very long wait but I suppose it's worth it. On the heels of the highly-successful Google+ social network, Blogger loyalists who mostly blog on the go will be happy to know that Google's blogging platform has not been forgotten.

Not so long ago, if you wanted to update your Blogger blogs, you were stuck with paid apps like BlogPress. Not anymore.

The newly-released iOS (iPhone) app is packed with features we've come to expect from a blogging platform mobile app like publishing posts with photos, labels and location.

For those who maintain multiple blogs on Blogger, switching is supported along with a list of posts for on-the-go editing.

To start off, download the app here, sign up with your account and you're good to go.

To switch from one blog to another, simply tap on the settings icon (the one that looks like a gear) and choose 'Switch Blog'.

Choosing a blog will automatically bring up the editing screen.

You can choose various image sizes when you upload photos.

You can also view your blog by tapping on the Blogger 'B' logo.

/ The only downside I've noticed is that unlike BlogPress, you can't choose to position photos in posts. All attached photos are appended at the end of the post. /

So what are you waiting for? Go try it now and let us know how it goes.

**Blogged using the newly-released official Blogger app for the iPhone.

Google+ iPhone app now supports 'resharing'

The recent update of the Google+ iPhone app is a welcome development to people who mainly use Google+ via their smartphones.

The ability to 'reshare' posts straight from the app has always been a feature I've hoped for since the app first came out.

Now, not only do you get to comment, +1 and create your own posts, you also get to 'reshare' posts from your stream.

See snapshots below of how it's done:

1. Select the post from your stream that you want to 'reshare' to your selected network.

To the right side of the comment field, tap on the drop-down arrow.

2. Select 'Share this post' from the drop-down menu options. Select to which 'Circles' you want it shared.

3. And voila! The post selected will be instantly shared to your chosen network. Easy as pie!

It is wonderful to see Google+ work its way into being the social media platform of choice. And as long as Google+ sticks to their mission of creating a simple and functional social network that 'simply works', it is poised to take over the social media world one update at a time.

** Blogged using BlogPress for iPhone

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