Wordpress for Android to launch with Nexus One on January 5th? Ever?

by Mike
Posted January 4th, 2010 at 11:59 am
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Wordpress. Android. Nexus One. Tomorrow, January 5th is the claimed announcement/release of Google’s Nexus One running Android 2.1. It’s been the talk of the town in geekdom for the last several weeks as it’s Snapdragon internals are certainly worth talking about. The first word mentioned at the start seems out of place with “Android” and “Nexus One”, but that’s only because it doesn’t exist yet in mobile Android form. Or does it?

A post today on IntoMobile highlights a link located at android.wordpress.org/ that supposedly leads to the Android support/info page at Wordpress.com. This support page would obviously document an Android app of some sort. Only problem is, an Android Wordpress app hasn’t been announced yet.

Since the iPhone and BlackBerry platforms already have an official Wordpress app, it would only make sense for Android to join in on th e party. I for one am extremely excited seeing as how Gadgetsteria is run off of Wordpress. Since picking up my Droid back in November, I’ve been using WPToGo to get all of my mobile blogging/comment moderation done while on the go. It is far from perfect and frustrating at times but there’s no doubt it’s highly useful.

With all of that said, the android.wordpress.org link may cause many to believe that an Android Wordpress app is imminent. I can’t blame you. The same link style appeared right before the iPhone and BlackBerry versions went live as well. However, after skimming through the comments at IntoMobile, another blogger by the name of Andrew pointed out that he touched on this whole Wordpress/Android love fest back in October at his site ChangingWay. There he highlights how even several months back, the same link was “live”, though still protected, proving something is going on behind the scenes for Android.

Further adding fuel to the speculative fire, in an older video of Sony’s Xperia X10 a Wordpress App for Android can clearly be seen in the app drawer (left). Granted it could very well be a place holder and void of any real meaning. I mean, the video in which the screen grab was captured from originates way back from July of ‘09. Clearly they’re either having problems with bugs/development or they are developing one hell of an application.

Wordpress for Android has to be coming at some point. Do you think Google is lining up a big Wordpress app/announcement to accompany the Nexus One announcement or at the very least, use CES as the birthplace? Or are all of these signs mere coincidental?

I for one am crossing my fingers. I’m finding myself spending an increasing amount of time on WPToGo on my Droid. Can Wordpress make a functional and worthwhile mobile app for Android?

IntoMobile > BlogHerald


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  • Italian translation
    January 26, 2010 at 11:44 am
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    An alternative to wpToGo is PostBot. As both of these apps use the XML-RPC protocol remember to make sure that you enable this feature on your blog.

    Mike Dove

  • Android Phones
    January 25, 2010 at 1:07 am
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    Nice blog, dude. I enjoy your posting. I am about to create blog about mobile phones, too.

    Thanks!

  • atics
    January 17, 2010 at 9:43 am
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    i hope it supports wordpress 2.9 what i use now.. go go android

    • Mike
      January 18, 2010 at 10:40 am
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      well, unfortunately, the 5th came….and went without a peep of Wordpress for Android. And so we wait…

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