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, November 17, 2009

WhereBlogger 0.9.9

Minor bug-fix release this time:

First of all, dates are now correct for published entries. Yay!

Somewhat more interestingly, passwords are now stored using (very simple) encryption. This won't stop any serious attacks, but it is better than nothing. For the most part, we are relying on Android's excellent built-in security mechanisms for protection, and this is the best I can do without prompting for a password every time you want to publish entries (not very convenient). If any users feel they need more security and want a password prompt, let me know and I'll add it to my list.

In other news, tomorrow I set off to spend a week or so in the jungles of Peru, far away from Internet connectivity. I will reply to any comments or e-mails when I get back.

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