Skip to main content

iBlogger 3 Test Flight

hey Bloggers! iBlogger 3 is ready for its first TestFlight on the iOS App Store.

This all-new iBlogger written from scratch in Swift for iOS 13 gives us a great foundation for the future.

Long live iBlogger 3!


  1. To join the iBlogger 3 Test Flight public beta, download the TestFlight App
  2. Send us an email so we know you're using the beta release. If you like, you can include the URL to your blog, and feature requests.

email: support@illumineX.com
subject: join iBlogger TestFlight

New in iBlogger 3

This first release is compatible only with WordPress, but feel free to join the TestFlight group anyway, and tell us your blog type.


  • iBlogger 3 has been completely rebuilt from the ground up in Swift for iOS 13. The all-new product provides better performance, robustness, and security.
  • iBlogger 3 includes a dramatically improved editor.
  • iBlogger works fluidly on iPhone and iPad for all device screen sizes (iOS 13 and higher).
  • supports modern OAuth for secure and convenient authentication with your blog.
  • iBlogger now uses JSON/REST-based protocols for posting to your blog.
  • iBlogger's emitted HTML is now HTML 5 compliant.
  • iBlogger's financial model has been modernized to a free download and a subscription offering via In-App Purchase.


Known Issues

  • This first release of iBlogger 3 doesn't include photo sharing support. We think we can do better than iBlogger 2, so we've tossed out the old design. We'll bring new, improved photo sharing later this year.
  • iBlogger 3.0.1 is compatible with WordPress blogs. If you have another blog type let us know what you're using and we'll put it on our to-do list. If you can set up a test account for us, we'll get to it faster.
  • iBlogger 3 works on iOS 13 and higher. Older versions of iOS are not currently supported. 



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Blogs: Not dead, yet!

If you're a blogger, you might find this essay, recently shared to YCombinator's Hacker News  from a blog, to be of interest. It's perhaps a little pessimistic, but has some fair observations about the state of affairs in the #blogosphere.  If I could bring one thing back to the internet it would be blogs It's almost impossible now to find a blog that's not on a focused theme because that's what search engines focus on and how websites profit. But you want the opposite, a blog that never tried to focus or even thought about it.  The observations about the role of the only search engine that presently matters, Google, in the state of the blogosphere are worthy of consideration. In the discussion at Hacker News, the author was criticized a bit for saying that Google Blogger was "dead" —which itself seems a pretty fair criticism if not strictly accurate in a pedantic sense. Google basically abandoned Blogger in place years ago. Sure, our own ill

Black Monday was the Big Bang

On February 11, 1993 NeXT announced they would no longer make and sell their sleek black computers the NeXTcube and related family of "pizza box" workstations known as NeXTstation . Three hundred people were fired and the company reformed around a software strategy based on pitching their operating system and object-oriented software developer tools known collectively as NeXTSTEP, for various  hardware platforms including PA-RISC, SPARC, and Intel x86.  In addition to providing their OS on other hardware platforms, the company worked with partners including Sun and Microsoft to layer their developer tools on other platforms including OpenStep for Solaris and OpenStep for Windows (sometimes known as "Yellow Box"). Known by the community of NeXT enthusiasts wryly as "Black Monday" this transition led to some amusing footnotes in the history of computing. One Wall Street firm, AIG Trading, didn't pick up the advanced (but probably very subtle) hints

ectoize - bookmarklet for ecto

We received an interesting email from an ecto customer recently. Here's what they asked us about: "Hello, Any text that I publish using the "ectoize" bookmarklet appears on my blog entirely in italics, indented, with a vertical line on the left side of the text. I've searched high-and-low but can't find any reference to this problem on your website or in the documentation. Can you help? Thanks." Of course, since we didn't have the full context, we had to chat back and forth a bit to figure out what they were really trying to do. They had been advised by a WordPress consultant to use ectoize, the ecto bookmarklet, as a tool to help them migrate content from a static web site (which had been created in GoLive) to a new site, managed in WordPress. ectoize, the bookmarklet, grabs a chunk of highlighted text from a web browser window, launches ecto, and pastes the text into a nice little block quote. The italics and vertical line were coming from th