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Official Blogger App Released

It’s about time! If you use Blogger for any of your course blogs,  you’ll be happy to know that Google has recently released an official Blogger App for the Android Market. Here’s the market page.

User reviews are mixed, but overall they seem to be positive.

It’s looking reasonably polished and feature rich. I’m going to download it and play around with it. I’ll let you all know what I think.

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Android Market Now Has an Education Category

We just finished watching the recent Android press conference that ended a few minutes ago. There are some really exciting things coming to Android both for users and for developers.

One thing we noticed is that you will now have the ability to browse and purchase apps from a web browser. Your purchases will automatically install on your phone! That is excellent!

We also noticed that there is now an education category! We’re not sure when that happened (they didn’t have it a month or two ago as far as we know), but we’re excited that it has.

Our apps have now been moved into the education category, and we are currently exploring the category to see what gems we can find. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, you can browse the education category here. Enjoy!

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We’re featured in Linux Insider!

Check out this piece from Linux Insider! In it we talk about why we love developing for Android so much.

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Two Exciting Things Coming to Gradebook

GradebookWe just wanted to let everyone know that two very exciting things are in the works for our Gradebook application.

Major Overhaul
First we’ve been working on a major overhaul incorporating many of your helpful suggestions. Setup is going to be drastically simpler. Entering grades is going to be even faster. We’ll announce a comprehensive list of new features in the very near future.

Free Version
We LOVE free software. You’ll note three of our four apps are free. We’ve decided that Gradebook should be free too. When we release the overhaul, we’ll release a free version too. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider buying the paid version now. The free version will be ad supported, and once we release it – the paid version will go up in price.

Stay tuned for more information about the major update to Gradebook. We promise it will blow you away.

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Android Successfully Ported to iPhone

This is awesome.

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A Droid Phone With Video Out

There’s a lot of excitement about the next gen Droid from Verizon. Here’s a bit of news that should be exciting for academics – it’s going to have video out!

Imagine the possibilities in the classroom if your Droid could display on a TV or through a projector in a smart classroom. You could show powerpoint slide/documents/handouts/videos directly from you phone.

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Android Fragmentation Dwindling

Android Guys reports that most devices are now centered around three builds of Android (1.5, 1.6, and 2.1) and that in the next few months all devices should be running 2.1!

This is good news for academia. If we want more use of Android in academia, it’s in our interests to have everybody running the same version of the OS.

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Apple clearly had the jump on the market with the iphone, but that’s clearly not the case with the iPad. If you’ve been drooling over the iPad, but love Android – you should check out the WePad.

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