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iBlogger 3 for iPhone and iPad available now on App Store


Pulling iBlogger off the #iPhone #AppStore a few years ago wasn't an easy decision. 

One of the first apps on the App Store in 2008, iBlogger had grown a loyal following of thousands of bloggers who had created over a million blog posts in the first couple years. Countless more after that.
To save the product, we had to kill it.
But iBlogger was always a labor of love for my team, not really a profit center. We didn't have the bandwidth to maintain the old Objective C source code and migrate the app to Swift at the same time.

Too many things were changing at once, new blog platforms being created, old ones being retired, new protocols, social media, and a strong demand for iPad support when the core of the app made unfortunate assumptions about iPhone screen sizes. 

To save the product, we had to kill it.

So we did.

Today, that painful decision bears fruit. 

iBlogger is back on the iPhone and #iPad #AppStore! 

iBlogger 3 is a great new foundation for the future of mobile blogging, all new in #Swift 5 for #iOS and #iPadOS.

To assure a vibrant iBlogger ecosystem, we're switching to a subscription revenue model with a free download. Core text blogging features are included in the free download. You're welcome to use it in the free mode as much as you like. 

iBlogger is a free download on App Store for iPhone and iPad.

We hope you'll like iBlogger as much as we like making it for you! 

screenshot of iBlogger 3 for iPhone and iPad

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