WordPress For Android 2.0 Released

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WordPress announced the launch of WordPress for Android 2.0, which has a greatly refreshed user interface. Here’s a look at the dasboard:

Wordpress for Android dashboard

“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,” says WordPress mobile engineer Dan Roundhill. “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,” he adds. “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.”

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The post editor has a new formatting toolbar that displays above the keyboard while you type. The post editor goes ful screen, which should be nice. You can also now insert images anywhere among the post text. Tapping an image will bring up options to set title, caption, placement and size.

“We paid special attention to tablets for this release, adding special layouts just for Android Tablets,” says Roundhill. “From Galaxy Tab to Xoom, we’ve got you covered.”

Here’s a video showing off the new app:

It can be downloaded from the Android Market.

Chris Crum
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