Blogger will get main UI refresh on Android w/ first replace since 2016

Remember Google’s Blogger platform? If not, we’d perceive, however tonight Google has began rolling out a significant refresh to the Blogger app for Android in its first replace since 2016, weirdly on the eve of its big hardware event.

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Blogger was as soon as a very talked-about choice for anybody who needed to get their ideas onto the web, however over time, opponents corresponding to WordPress and Medium stole the highlight. The platform has been all however forgotten, however Google has unexpectedly given its Android app some consideration.

The new Blogger v3.0.1 app for Android offers the app a whole redesign that provides up Material Design, a slick total design, and extra. That new design alone is an enormous deal as Blogger has been utilizing the outdated “holo” design for ages now. Plus, the app lastly has an up to date icon with this launch (which helps Android’s adaptive icon function too).

Somewhat hilariously, putting in the outdated Blogger app (v2.1.3) would truly show a warning about incompatibility on newer Android variations.

In phrases of performance, all the pieces is just about the identical this time round. Users can nonetheless entry their weblog with a easy Google sign-in and each create new posts and edit outdated ones. You can even handle a number of blogs by tapping the weblog identify on the high of the interface. I seen that the brand new app appears to have bother with uploaded photographs for some purpose, however an outdated weblog from 2015 in all probability isn’t one of the best instance on this case.

It’s nonetheless a barebones software, however not less than it seems to be quite a bit higher now and works with newer variations of Android. For numerous different Blogger features, you’ll have to use the web app.

In one other twist, Google constructed the brand new app, not less than partially, utilizing Flutter.

Blogger v3.0.1 (left) and Blogger v2.1.3 (proper)

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