There’s been a ton of progress lately with WordPress for Android and the new version 2.1.2. Mobile themes have been available for awhile as well as user agent detection setups to either serve a smartphone version of a WordPress site. Some application developers have been working on the backend as well with some really wonderful applications. WordPress has gotten in the game and has been aggressively adapting to changes in technology and pushing several updates of the Official WordPress for Android App.
Being a Power WordPress Android User is Now Easy
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See Above Screencaps to Get an Idea of the Function, then keep reading below…
Up up and away, uploading a photo, that was easy with WordPress for Android! So now that we’ve uploaded the first awesome photo right from the phone, let’s do another, then explore the features more closely. (uploading multiple photos works great)
These photos were created and edited on a smartphone and inserted into WordPress for Android. The base post was then uploaded as a draft with minimal finishing touches placed (header tags, bullet list, image descriptions, etc.). You can very easily create a nice post with just the features of WordPress for Android and publish it once you’re done (from the smartphone or tablet) or save it and put some finishing touches on it later. You no longer have to be in front of a desktop or laptop when a writing idea is fresh.
Who Needs to be Using WordPress for Android?
- Photo Bloggers
- Business Bloggers
- Personal Bloggers
- Site Administrators
Productive Features, Android WordPress App
- Add Quick Photos and Video
- Conveniently Add or Start Posts
- Posts Now Auto Save
- Edit Page Content
- Administrate Comments
- Set Photo Sizes per WP Site
- Link URLs
- Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough
- Insert More Tags for Content Breaks
- Proofread Draft Posts on the Go
- Add Multiple .org Sites
- Add Multiple .com Sites
- Add a Combination of .org and .com
- Start a New WordPress.com Account
Get it in Google Play
Visit the WordPress for Android Site
Watch the Video on Version 2.0
The tablet display makes publishing and administration even easier with the ui taking advantage of the extra space to work with content.
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Other Mobile Operating System Disributions
A lot of people have the need for WordPress on iPhone or another mobile browser. The preceding link covers IOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, Nokia and WebOS. (this is the official link for WordPress Mobile)
A large percentage of WP users have smartphones (or tablets) and the ability to capture content with them is powerful. No longer is a website or blog a static type property, mainly due to readers wanting fresh content. It gets no fresher than when it comes from “in the field.” WordPress can now be an extension of you…where you are…what you’re doing…how you’re doing it and when! This degree of a “live” factor can separate you from the rest and place users in a position that they feel like they’re right there with you, living the experience. Less formality and a more real experience!
Go Get It Now!
Posted from WordPress for Android
I decided to write an article on how to make a mobile site since more people by numbers now have a smart phone than a high school education (in the USA). This was especially the case after researching data when deciding to help people convert a site to mobile platforms.
Are Mobile Websites Necessary
I think after reviewing the data and just looking around at people who are using newly enabled devices in place of personal computing that you will find mobile websites are necessary, that it is pretty obvious that people are using this platform to purchase products from website with iPhones and Android smart phones, whereas they used to just look at mostly text based content.
Convert Site to Mobile
After looking at the data, you will surely want to analyze if you should take efforts and make website mobile delivery of your content part of an overall web presence. There are quite a few ways to develop sites specifically for mobile.
WordPress Sites and Mobile Themes, Mobile Plugins
WordPress is an excellent way to go for this. You can (or probably do) have your main website on WordPress. Using a WordPress mobile plugin will provide the user agent detection you need. It might also be beneficial to work on the Mobile WordPress Theme or choose one that suits your needs. There are many designers that work with mobile website design. Just as many are the options, some are simple extensions to provide a basic function such as the WPTouch plugin, while others deliver a full array of the site content.
Find a Qualified Mobile Web Designer
This mobile website design implementation generally will be best deployed by a qualified mobile web designer with advanced skills, and will make an addition to your website that clients and customers will find shows your company has kept up with technology and is also dedicated to provided the highest level of service.
Read the Data and See if it Makes Sense
There is some incredible data below. If you match the age groups who have these computer like phones with the stats on who buys by age group on the internet…you can see if the overall profile fits your potential consumer or vistor…the information below on what they do on the web is also extremely interesting.
The Mobile User Data
Nokia announced that it had 1 million users on its application back in 2010…and with the wide array of mobile tools for WordPress, it just makes sense that this is going to be the next big push in the website design arena.
The People Using Mobile
So, though the above statistic is shocking…here are some more precise statistics for who are actually using the mobile web:
- The USA is the Largest Market for Smart Phone Usage
- Nielsen Reported in 2010 that 31% of US Mobile Users Owned a Smart Phone and Projected this to be 43% by 2015
- Nielsen Projected 95 Million Sales in 2011, Up Approximately 30 Million!
- Morgan Stanley Research Predicts that in 2012, Smart Phones Will Outsell Personal Computers.
The Nielsen Age Breakdown Through Jan 2011
(for all browsers)
- 16% Ages 18 – 24
- 26% Ages 25 – 34
- 21% Ages 35 – 44
- 16% Ages 45 – 54
- 5% Ages 65+
eCommerce Buyer Statistics
Pew Internet and American Life Project
(From March 2011)
- 71 % of People 18 – 32 Buy Online
- 80% 32 – 44
- 72% 55 – 64
What People Do on Smartphones and the Mobile Web
- 60.2% Look for Gifts for Others
- 50.7% Check Store Hours or Try to Find a Location
- 32.5% Get Offers by Text or Similar Method
- 34.6% Read Product Reviews
- 26% Make Actual Purchases
Shop at Least Quarterly
- (18 – 30) 54%
- (31 – 44) 68%
- (45 – 54) 64%
- (55 – 65) 60%
- (66+) 48%
Total Shopping at Least Quarterly in US: 60%
Though (31 – 34) shop more often quarterly, (45 – 54) are the biggest spenders, spending an average of $647 online each 3 months.