A blog, may it be a video log (vlog) or a weblog, is defined as a discussion or information site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically shown in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Until 2009, blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covers a single subject. However recently, “multi-author blogs” (MABs) have been developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, advocacy groups and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog posts. The rise of Twitter and other “microblogging” systems like Tumblr helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into societal newstreams.
Android, despite being primarily designed for touchscreen input, has also been used in game consoles, digital cameras, regular PCs, and other electronics. In fact, as of 2015, Android has the largest installed base of all general-purpose operating systems. With the growing advancement of smart phones and mobile apps, bloggers these days are now more able to do their posts on the go and even cover a lot of other blog related stuff, such as attending an event, with just their smartphones or their tablets. Gone are the days when they have to bring a camera, a recorder, and their laptop in order to keep their readers or viewers updated. Now they just to have bring an android phone, such as Samsung Galaxy S5, make sure it has the top apps for blogging and they’re good to go. So what are the top android apps when you’re aiming to be a blogger?
WordPress & Blogger is at the top of the list. WordPress for Android allows you to write new posts, edit content, and manage comments with built-in notifications. Blogger is also another platform used by bloggers, however, the functionality is a little limited compared to what WordPress can do at the moment. Without it how would you update your blog?
Hootsuite is a free application that allows you to send updates to Twitter and Facebook. This application is aimed to help keep your social network updated wherever you go.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are both important applications to have, even if you’re not a blogger. Social networking has reached a level of importance that it seems virtually impossible to function without creating an account.
Disqus allows publishers to moderate and respond to your comments whilst on the go. Approving, marking spam, and deleting content etc. If you have annoying people reading your blog you might want to have this app on your smartphone. Helps keep the unwanted comments away from your personal domain.
Photo Editor is a must app especially since most bloggers add photos on their posts. There would always be a need to do some minor touch-ups on the photos you’ve taken and this app can help crop, edit, and resize your photos. It can even add effects, texts and drawings onto them.
gAnalytics is like the mobile version of Google Analytics which basically allows you to bring site usage statistics wherever you go. With this app, you can stop worrying about the traffic performance of your blog the next time you’re out in the field.