WordPress for Android

For those of us that use WordPress for our blogs, as I do! I was quite surprised to find an application in the Android market called… WordPress for Android.

It’s a simple application using the XML-RPC interface. So for this to work you do need to enable that or it won’t work! (DOH) The app. is setup in 4 columns … Comments, Posts, Pages and lastly Stats. Bear in mind that is not a full blown replacement tool to manage your blog, just gives you the ability to add/remove/edit the first 3 columns mentioned above.

This application is currently at version 1.3.5 and is freely downloadable from the official Android market (its a free app.)

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Revised plugins & add-ons

I’ve been going through the add-on/plugins that I use on my blog as there are a few now that I haven’t used for some time but had them still installed just inactive. So I’ve removed most that haven’t been in use for about the last six months or so! But I’ve recently (due to getting a new phone!) started using Plurk and so I went looking on the WordPress extend to see if there were any plugins for informing plurk that I have made some noise on my blog (err kinda like this!) as it turns out there are so I’ve settled on WP-Plurk, as I only want to let plurk know that something has happened on my blog, not pollute my blog with any other announcements that I may make there! This is a common issue I find with most social network plug-ins, they either want to simply flood your blog with whatever you mention or add widgets or sidebar options to post to said social media services.

So I’ll give this one a try for a while and see how it goes, if it causes any trouble then of course I’ll have to remove it and either seek an alternate option or just not bother with it.

Revised plugins & add-ons

I’ve been going through the add-on/plugins that I use on my blog as there are a few now that I haven’t used for some time but had them still installed just inactive. So I’ve removed most that haven’t been in use for about the last six months or so! But I’ve recently (due to getting a new phone!) started using Plurk and so I went looking on the WordPress extend to see if there were any plugins for informing plurk that I have made some noise on my blog (err kinda like this!) as it turns out there are so I’ve settled on WP-Plurk, as I only want to let plurk know that something has happened on my blog, not pollute my blog with any other announcements that I may make there! This is a common issue I find with most social network plug-ins, they either want to simply flood your blog with whatever you mention or add widgets or sidebar options to post to said social media services.

So I’ll give this one a try for a while and see how it goes, if it causes any trouble then of course I’ll have to remove it and either seek an alternate option or just not bother with it.

Android addiction (help)

Ok I think I’m entering my 3rd week of Android ownership, and I have to say why didn’t I get one earlier! The model phone I have is a HTC Desire (Telstra Australia) as mentioned in a previous post I’ve successfully performed the process of “rooting” (jailbreak) so I can use any 3rd party ROMs this also allows the use of some applications to perform tasks that in-rooted phones won’t allow.

The addiction…
I’m now using my phone more than my desktop PC & Eee PC as I have all the social networks that I use setup & e-mail (using home WiFi for internet access) and the portability is the key to my attraction! I’m even gettin faster with the one finger typing on the soft touch keyboard!

My only gripe is that there is no Skype available for Android 🙁

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IRC clients for Android

For the last week I’ve been using androIRC, but it was bought to my attention that about every 10 – 15 minutes it was sending a CTCP request. I have no idea what the cause could be so I’ve collected some channel logs to send onto the program developer.

Here is an image provided by quail to show me what was being sent out, as nothing was being displayed locally.

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