Checking Out The Nokia WordPress App

I’ve used Nokia’s Symbian-powered smartphones for years and one thing I always wished for was a proper blogging app. There were a few here and there that tried to offer a proper blogging experience, but they always seemed to be missing something. Fortunately, about 2 years ago, a team of folks decided to get serious about it and build a proper application.
The WordPress for Nokia app is built with QT, which supposedly is what makes it so awesome. It’s definitely a smooth experience and it works extremely well on the Nokia N8, which is powered by the new Symbian^3 platform. It’s a lightweight app with a very minimalistic UI – not too unlike the WordPress backend itself. The application allows you to manage comments and posts, which is awesome, and also includes statistics, so you can keep tabs on how your blog is doing.
The post creation screen is well laid out and allows you to enter your title and then compose your post right off the bat. Even better is the few buttons directly below the post body input field that allow you to make quick work of simple HTML such as bold, italics, and hyperlinks.
Below that are helpful buttons for uploading images and videos with your post. Of course there are limited editing functions, but its nice to have even primitive support for a photo or two.
The WordPress for Nokia app also supports tags and categories, along with location tagging, which I found rather interesting. You can save blog posts as drafts, which is handy if you like to edit your content, and then of course you can publish your post directly to your blog, like I did with this post. I wrote this post entirely using the WordPress for Nokia application on my Nokia N8 in about 15 minutes – not bad, really. This app is really going to shine on the upcoming Nokia E7, with its hardware keyboard and larger display.
You can download WordPress for Nokia oh the Ovi Store or you can visit http://dev.nokia.wordpress.org .

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