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Buzzie Adds Push Notification, Still Lacks Image Uploading (Google Buzz)

Buzzie, one of the two iPhone apps supporting Google Buzz (a micro blogging service that is slowly gaining popularity) has just launched push notification support for their app.

Similar to how other micro blogging apps like Echofon and SimplyTweet function, Buzzie will send a user an alert whenever they receive a new comment or “buzz” (the latter which I do not recommend if one has over a hundred followers).

While this addition makes the app much more useful than the Google Buzz web app, Buzzie is still lacking in image support, a feature its rival Buzzr has (thanks in part to TwitPic).

Hopefully Buzzie continues to launch new features for this app, as it has the potential of helping bloggers on Google Buzz reach a different type of audience than other types of micro blogging platforms (like Twitter and Tumblr).

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Bloggers Delight: 3 iPhone Apps For Google Buzz Fanatics

It’s now been exactly one month since Google launched Google Buzz upon the general population, and as expected the service has not exactly been a hit amongst the masses.

However, like its Friendfeed predecessor, Google Buzz is slowly becoming a hit amongst many in the tech blogosphere, and I’m beginning to see even art bloggers embrace Google Buzz (as they can easily display their albums to the delight of their fans).

For those of you who are more interested in using Google Buzz as a micro blogging service, here are 3 iPhone apps you may want to check out. Read More

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WordPress iPhone App To Receive Stats, VideoPress And Push Notifications (Oh My!)

After Automattic showered Blackberry and Android lovers with some WP love, it looks as if iPhone fans may receive not only push notifications, but WordPress stats within the iPhone app as well.

(WordPress For iPhone) One of the most requested features for the WordPress iPhone app has been to include site statistics such as pageviews per post, referrals, and the like inside the app. In fact, according to this trac ticket from 17 months ago, it’s been something we’ve wanted to do for a very long time. […]

What I’d love to know is what would people like to see both data wise, and visually, from inside the WordPress for iPhone app – and if something like push notification for stats would be of interest ? [sic]

Having push notifications for stats would be awesome, enabling bloggers to respond to traffic spikes resulting from a breaking news article, a controversial post or (God forbid) a DDoS attack. Read More

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Why Blackberry’s Native Twitter App Will Hurt (Instead Of Help) Their App Store

If you have been following the drama over in the Blackberry App World, you probably know by now that the company is planning on developing a corporate app for Twitter and releasing it for free (hat tip: Mashable)

(Inside Blackberry) The Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones application has been designed to take advantage of the BlackBerry platform to create a user experience that will be familiar to both Twitter and BlackBerry smartphone users. Some of the areas that we have focused on are:

  • Push technology and Message List integration to notify you of your direct messages as soon as they arrive.
  • Send/Share BlackBerry menu integration along with URL shortening so that you can share your favorite BlackBerry App Worldâ„¢ applications, interesting websites or a random picture from your camera with your Twitter followers.

From the initial screenshots the Blackberry Twitter app (thus far) looks impressive, although its entrance within the BB App World could signal the death of excellent mobile apps in the not so distant future. Read More

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WordPress Creating An Official Nokia App, But None For Palm Pre?

After releasing official apps for Blackberry and Android phones (not to mention updating their iPhone app), it looks like WordPress will be releasing an official Nokia app in the not so distant future.

(Official WordPress Blog) We are very excited to share with all of you that in the coming weeks we’ll be opening up a beta test for the official Open Source WordPress for Nokia app. For developers who are interested in getting involved, we just opened-up a dev blogwith details, links to the source code and trac tickets, and an early alpha build. We’ll be leveraging the Qt framework which means will be able to support both the S60 and Maemo platforms.

WordPress has already created an official blog for Nokia, although right now it is currently protected. Read More

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Family Feud: WordPress Vs WordPress (On The Blackberry, iPhone And Android)

After initially releasing WordPress 1.0 upon the iPhone many moons ago, Automattic seems to be spreading the love by creating WordPress Apps for Android lovers and Blackberry fans.

Although I am grateful for their latest update for the iPhone, it became apparent that not all WordPress Apps were created equal, with some mobile platforms receiving extra attention in the “feature department” than one notable other.

Whether this has to do with the nature of the app stores themselves (i.e. Apple’s aristocracy vs Google libertarianism) is unknown, although here is a brief chart comparing the apps against each other, which may make a few geeks “iJealous.” Read More

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WordPress Updates iPhone App (Makes A Million Spammers Cry)

Right on the heels of the launch of their Blackberry and Android brethren, it looks like iLovers have finally received several updates to the WordPress app–all of them dealing with comment moderation.

(WordPress for iPhone) I’m very excited about this new version which is focused on improved comment moderation including:

  • Reply to Comments
  • Edit Comments
  • Highlighting the new items in the comment list

We hope this release will make the comment experience on the go much more enjoyable and useful.

These latest features should make it easier for bloggers to not only weed out the trolls, flamers and spammers who make a living harassing others, but also help them engage with their vocal audience (which is a good idea if you want to maintain a loyal following). Read More

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WordPress For Blackberry 1.0 Launches, Puts The iPhone App To Shame

Right after WordPress launched their Android app, the WP crew finished the final touches on their Blackberry app that rivals the one they built upon Google’s mobile OS.

Somewhere in the dark my iPhone cries out in jealousy. Read More

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iFriendfeed With Freshfeed (And So Should You)

Before the Facebook acquisition last August, Friendfeed was known as an online haven for geeks, free of the tweet spam that has long infested Twitter.

Fast forward towards today and one will discover Friendfeed to be mostly vacant save for the presence of super geeks (like Scoble).

For those of you who still refuse to forsake Twitter’s former rival, you may want to check out Freshfeed, an iPhone app created by Read More

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iPhone: Seven (7) Must Have Photo Apps For Mobile Probloggers

If there is one thing that every blogging pro had in common, it would be the fact that all of them have an image or video alongside of every post that they write.

Although there are are plenty of video editing apps available on Steve Job’s favorite geek toy (after the iPad of course), users may be wondering which photo apps (out of the hundreds available) are worth their hard earned cash.

While many photo apps pretty much duplicate each other (whether it comes to cropping, hue effects, sharpening,searching, etc.) here are 7 from the app store that have really stood out from the rest. Read More

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