Tuesday, December 11, 2007

MoBlogger - Mobile Blogging tool for Windows Mobile Devices

I have been toying with the idea of creating a blogging application for the Pocket PC / Smartphone devices for sometime. i had done some extensive research on it sometime back, but due to limited time available for coding 4 fun (as I call my experimental coding activities) I had been pushing this idea away. But since I got myself a Windows Mobile phone, this need kept popping up.

My initial reaction was to go back to the applications that I had come across earlier and try them out on the phone. Well the fist one I tried refused to work on my blog unless there was an active Internet connection. This was a major limitation as I did not want to be online while I was writing my post. I know that GPRS/3G usage is charged for the actual traffic, but the downside was an active Internet connection on the phone drained the battery! So that experienced was very short lived.

Then I did come across several other applications that allowed you to work offline, but I had small issues with them. Some I had issues setting up and running. They had exceptions. Some supported only one blog. I wanted something more as I have a couple of blogs. And I wanted my client application to support all of them without me having to delete and setup when I wanted to switch blogs.

Also, I still had the urge to develop an application myself. With my involvement in GMobileSync now I was experienced in working with the GData API as well. So I went to work on my Mobile Blogging Application: MoBlogger.

Here are a feature list:
  • Multiple profiles
  • Multiple Blogs within a profile. So if your blogger account has multiple blogs setup, all of them will work!
  • Work Offline - you can work offline and save your posts for uploading later.
  • Supports labels.
Sounds great right? Well yeah... except right now it only supports Blogger! But I am working on supporting multiple blogging platforms! The immediate platforms on the radar are Wordpress.com and Windows Live Spaces.

In the mean time if you would like to have a go at it, drop me a mail, I'll be happy to send you an installation.

2 comments:

nixx said...

Hi Sampath,

I 've been searching for some good Blogger software for Windows Mobile. Does MoBlogger work under WM6 ? If so, I would appreciate it if you could send it to me at nixx_vfx (at) hotmail.com . Thanks for the offer !

Pushpaka Rambukkanage said...

Hi Sampath,

It's great the hear that Jungama (or Jangama) moBlog tool.

I was looking for a mobile blogger tool for some time. I have downloaded the cab file from your Jungama site. I will start the play with it and let you know.

Keep up the good work....