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Blogger app for iOS devices realeased

Blogger iPhone app now available! Now blog through your Apple device

Google just released its Blogger app for iOS devices. You can now blog on Google’s Blogger platform through your iPhone and iPod. The app got released just yesterday as stated on Google’s official blog post.

Blogger app for iphone welcome screen

According to Google, you can now create and publish new posts right from the app. You can also edit posts which you created earlier through your computer. The modified part will automatically be synced to all your apple devices and you will always get the latest version of the post when you sign in to your blogger account.

Blogger app for iphone screenshot-1 Blogger app for iphone screenshot-2

Apart from creating and editing posts, the app also gives you the facility to add photos, labels and location information to your posts. Adding photos slightly got easier in the Blogger app for iPhone. You can now capture pics and link them directly to your posts all from within the app. There’s no need to leave the app to capture a pic. You can even attach pics from your gallery.

The app is available to download for Apple iOS devices 3.2 or later at the iTunes official store. If you are an Android-ian then don’t forget to check out the Blogger app for Android devices.

Comment and share your views about the new Blogger app for iPhone! Do you like the app?

via Gizmodo


Google’s Blogspot introduces Dynamic Views feature!

As you all know Google’s Blogspot is to be completely renovated in the near future. For some of you who haven’t heard the news, here’s the Google’s official news. Take a look at the video too, Google has teased us its new Blogger very creatively!

Coming to the major news, Blogger has just now introduced a completely new innovative feature that allows Blogspot Authors to display their Blog in 5 new dynamic views. Remember this is only possible if the Blog Author has made his/her blog publicly visible. These views gives the readers to interact with any Blog very attractively. Take a look at the new designs.


Activate this view by typing:    BLOGURL/view/flipcard in the address bar.


Activate this view by typing:    BLOGURL/view/snapshot in the address bar.


Activate this view by typing:    BLOGURL/view/sidebar in the address bar.


Activate this view by typing:    BLOGURL/view/mosaic in the address bar.


Activate this view by typing:    BLOGURL/view/timeslide in the address bar.

Remember to enter your Blog address in place of ‘BLOGURL’ in the above parameters.
If you find typing in at the address bar difficult for every view just watch any one view and then navigate to the drop down box to jump to another view.

There’s also a small glitch Google has warned us about these views i.e. they cannot be viewed in old browsers. Only newer browsers such as Firefox 3.5+, IE 8+, Chrome 8+ render these views smoothly.

So what are you waiting for, go dynamic in nature. View the Blogger dynamically!

Please comment as to how you find this new feature. Is it dynamic enough for you?

Another Good Move By Blogger: Mobile Templates

Google is getting really serious about its service Blogger. Blogger is coming with a major update every couple of months – Highly customizable themes, analytics, social sharing and more…


Now when I logged in to my Blogger (in draft) dashboard after a long time, I found something popping out and asking me If I want to switch on the Mobile templates for my blogger or not.

Show mobile templateAnd let me tell you, the mobile template feature is really impressive and works faster than expected. The Blogger In Draft blog, says, the highlighting features of Mobile templates in blogger are:

  • Preview: You can preview the mobile template right from your PC. Just go to:

http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/?m=1 – Don’t forget to change ‘yourblogname’ with your blog’s name.

  • Automatic redirection to the mobile view when accessed from a smartphone. [Only if opted ‘yes’ for mobile templates]
  • There are Six different templates for mobile. However, you don’t have the chance to choose one as per your wish – it is fixed according to which template you have running in the Desktop version of your blog.
  • Mobile ads: Adsense support. You know what? Money on the move!
  • You are also capable of viewing multimedia content like videos and you’re also able to comment.

Good move, Blogger! But I still am in love with posterous. 😛

Have your say by dropping by your comments. You might also like to spend two minutes giving a feedback about mobile templates in Blogger to the Blogger team.


How to Make Any Image as a Background Theme for Blogspot Blogs


In an Effort to make everyone aware of free Blogging Platform “Blogspot” and to attract More of “Non-Blogging” People to Change into “Blogging” Group we have started a New Series of “Blogspot for beginners and Theme Hacks” in Chaaps.com. In This Series we had Posted on How to Start a Blog on Blogspot/Blogger for Free which acts as Tutorial for Beginners.

Make Any Image as a Background Theme for Blogspot Blogs

Some of Our Readers are Keen to Know whether they could Customize their Blogspot Themes with their Own Image as Background! We found the Potentiality of having their own Images as background for blogs which could make more sense. With Own Images in Background, One Could Proudly Say “It’s My Very Own Blog”!

You CAN change default background of your blogspot blog just by Manipulating the CSS. CSS(Cascading Style Sheets) beautifies your Lame Web Page into a Colorful Page..All We want to do is, Just Get into the already existing CSS of Template and drop in our small piece of Code into it.

3 Easy Steps to Set Any Images as a Background for your Blogspot blogs.

Step 1:
From Your Dashboard, Click on Design and Then Edit Html, where we can see the codes. Search for body { using your browser’s Search Function (Ctrl+F)

Step 2:
body is a Class in CSS necessary to display body part of the Web Page. A Typical CSS Class is written with the Syntax

classname {
property2:value2; }

Once You Locate The body Class, you should be Seeing Something Like This…

Step 3:

All We Want to do is Remove The Background: Property and Replace it with background-image property by including Image URL so that you get your Image as a Background!

Here we are Changing The Background by including the Image URL of Chaaps Logo Using “http://chaaps.com/chaaps.jpg” . You Can Insert your Own Image which you desire by Image URL. (Use your Picasa, FlickR Image URLs, it has to be hosted somewhere on Web!)

Click on Save Template after Editing.

We Just Changed background:#fff with background-image: url{http://Chaaps.com/chaaps.jpg} and Here is The Result!

That’ it! You are Done!! Now Choose Your Very Own Images and Make it as your Blog’s Background Theme!

PS: Always choose light and mild colored themes to make the Content Elegant.

Kindly Comment if you encounter any Problem in Customizing themes or if you know a better way to do things.


How to Start a Blog on Blogspot/Blogger for Free


My first article on chaaps!!! 🙂

When someone has a blog or a website, she/he often confronts this question by others, “how do you ever create it”? Well, this article is for all those who want to start blogging/writing but are new to the blogging world.

To start writing and posting articles on the Internet you need a platform where you can write and, where the rest of the world can read it. You either need have your own purchased web space or you can choose from the wide varieties of blogging platforms like Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, Posterous, Tumblr and many more.
Personally, I prefer blogger platform (http://blogger.com). The main reasons being,

  • It is enough if you have a Gmail ID (Google account). With this ID you can create your blog easily.
  • Template (Design of the blog) manipulation is made very easy.
  • Adding your own scripts / codes / widgets is simple.
  • You can create multiple blogs using the same ID.
  • You will have your own blogger profile and share your likes and interests with the world.
  • You will be always connected to Gmail.
  • You can invite your Gmail contacts to read your blog easily. (There is an option for this)
  • You can flaunt your favorite websites and blogs using a feature called “Blogs I Follow”
  • You can earn revenue by using Google adsense and Amazon.com. (Recently Amazon.com decided to provide incentives to the bloggers if they would create sales for Amazon products in their blogs)
  • Recently a new feature called “Template Designer” has been introduced wherein you can provide a neat and sleek look to your blog.
  • There is a feature that also allows you to share your favorite audio clip in your profile. 🙂 If you just click on it, the music starts playing 🙂 PS: This is one of my favorite features 🙂

Well I can go on and on with the reasons 🙂  You’ll get to know more only if you start using it.
So I think I’ve told you enough about the blogger platform.
Let us get started with how to create a blog.

Step 1: Open the page http://blogger.com

Step 2: I am sure everyone has a Gmail / Google ID, so you can login using your Gmail / Google ID and password. If you don’t have a Google account no problem!! 🙂 Just click on “CREATE A BLOG”
Step 3: You will get the following window. Fill up the form as per the requirements. NOTE: You can give any Email ID of yours which exists.

Step 4: Tick mark the “I accept” check box and click “CONTINUE”.

Step 5: Next you need to give a name to your blog and a URL. Like if you want your URL to be www.bpratiba.blogspot.com, “bpratiba” is what you need to specify in the URL text box. After you are done with this click “CONTINUE”.

Step 6: In the next step you’ll be given an option to pick a starter template. (You can change this template later) Just select one and click “CONTINUE”.

Step 7: Finally you have created a blog!! You will get a notification as follows. Click on “START BLOGGING”

Step 8: You will get a window as follows. Just type whatever you feel like in the given text boxes. You can also add pictures, links; you can change the font, font size, indentations and so on. Many options are there to modify the content. If you know HTML, well and good! You can always use the HTML editor using “Edit Html” tab. In fact, using HTML editor is the best option

Step 9: I just added a picture here. Now you can click on “PUBLISH POST”.

Step 10: You’ll get the following window. Click on Edit post if you want to make changes to the post again. Click on “View Post” in a new window if you want to see what you’ve created.

Step 11: This is how your blog post will look like. You can go back edit the post 🙂

I hope this was clear and useful. This post is exclusively dedicated to the beginners in Blogger world 🙂