What's this?

WhereBlogger is a tool for Android phones, for keeping a location-based journal.

WhereBlogger can automatically collect GPS points for you, or you can add them manually. When an internet connection is available, maps will be downloaded for each logged point, and you can annotate each point with a title and a longer description. The program aims to be kind to your phone's battery and does not require a data connection or switch the GPS on at random times, as both electricity and data can be scarce while traveling.

Everything recorded by WhereBlogger can be published online (to a blog of your choice), or exported to the SD-card and copied to your PC to use as you see fit.

You can download WhereBlogger from the Android market (or just view the listing here).

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

No news is good news

Happy New Year, everyone!

It's a bit longer between releases this time, because I've taken one of the biggest items off the TODO list and started working on it: attachments, pictures and videos!

This requires enhancements and changes to almost everything WB does, from the editor to the low-level HTTP implementation - because it turns out Android's default HTTP support has a hard time uploading large files.

So lots of code to write and things to test - it's taking a little while. :-)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

WhereBlogger 0.9.17

Happy Holidays!

Lots of new things this time:

  • More UI polishing and small screen fixes
  • New e-mail action for points and trips
  • Uploading drafts can now be disabled in publisher settings
  • New privacy setting can reduce GPS accuracy when publishing
  • New web-based help system and how-to
  • New Quick Post feature (post directly to blogs, from other Android apps)
  • Viewer works without SD-Card
  • Reduced notification noise
  • No longer requires GPS (it is still preferred though)
  • Found and fixed more force-closes

Saturday, December 12, 2009

WhereBlogger 0.9.16

This is a bugfix only release. Thanks to Hadmut Danisch for letting me know about problems on his Droid!


  • Small screen icons included with app (sorry about the bloat...)
  • The app was not correctly requesting permission to write to the SD-Card on newer devices, this has been fixed
  • Fixed force closes in the map when a trip had a recorded path, but no visible points

WhereBlogger 0.9.15

Many improvements this time:

  • the KML output now has pretty HTML
  • fixed next/back force closes in viewer
  • Misc UI fixes, most importantly the map keeps state on orientation change now
  • When adding old GPS data, you can now request that the point be logged with the current date and time
  • WhereBlogger no longer pollutes the Image Gallery with lots of map thumbnails
  • HTML generator now has support for shortlinks to Wikipedia and Google searches, see the Insert menu option for examples
  • WhereBlogger now registers with the Android OS as a viewer for geo: and maps.google.com URIs, so you can follow such links when offline or easily add points from the web/email to your trips
  • Added proper credits for borrowed code

Saturday, December 5, 2009

WhereBlogger 0.9.14

Minor updates:

  • Tested and added support for small- and large-screen Android devices. Hello Droid users?
  • Removed unused graphics and compressed more tightly the used ones, to save space.

This release is inspired by me finally having a good-enough internet connection to update my Android SDK...

Monday, November 30, 2009

WhereBlogger 0.9.12 and 0.9.13

Two releases in quick succession today, as a comment on the market made me realize that the app had many problems when first started up (or with empty trips in general, but initial startup was the common case).

These are primarily bug-fix releases, fixing all the force-closes I'm aware of at the moment.

The only new feature is a viewer for easy reading of entries on the phone, as well as previewing what the HTML will look like online.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

WhereBlogger 0.9.11

OK, last update before I go to the jungle for real!


  • Added support for tags, they work with Blogger and Wordpress and any other MWA blog which supports the mt_keywords MWA extension.
  • Fixed a bug in the editor where the toggles dialog sometimes wasn't updated properly.
  • Added an 'Insert' menu-item to the editor, to help people learn/use the non-obvious parts of Markdown syntax without having to read instructions.
  • Improved the Blogger publishing support, it now conforms properly to Google's specifications and updates which might have failed before should work. Note that due to how Blogger works, it may take a few minutes for updates and new posts to become visible. Be patient!