Lending itself to being on the move, bloggers have a chance to report on the go, whenever and wherever they are just by using their iPhone. As well as being able to write, there are fantastic apps for setting up, designing and personalising your site.
An obvious app perhaps, but a travel blog needs to start somewhere! WordPress for iPhone allows you to create and edit your personal blog content both on and offline. Write posts, upload your travel photos and edit pages in seconds with this fast and easy to use app. WordPress is probably the most popular platform for blogging and best of all, the app is free to download. (iTunes link)
It’s taken a while but Google has finally (this week) release a Blogger iPhone app. If your blog is hosted on Blogger (self hosted or on a .blogspot domain) this will make it easier for you to blog on the move using just your iPhone. The app is available for iOS users, from 2.3 and up and is very similar in design and feel to the main blogger interface. An unofficial blogger app already exists (created by BlogPress), however this is the first official Blogger app from Google. (iTunes link)
With so many blogs out there, if you want yours to catch people’s eye and get read it’s important to make it as visually exciting and appealing to potential readers as possible. Colourpedia can help. This fab app gives you choices of colour schemes and even suggestions as to what works with what. With more than 200,000 colours to choose from, your blog is sure to stand out from the rest. (iTunes link)
Imagine if you could point your iPhone camera towards the view in front of you, wherever you are in the world and suddenly up popped an overlay of information about the local area; the name of the nearby museum, the history of a local landmark, reviews of the best cafes around and other amazingly useful bits of info. What do you mean you can? How? With Wikitude of course! One of the best apps around, Wikitude really does add another dimension to your travel and therefore your travel blogging. Find out what you’re seeing and whatís worth seeing all written by the people, for the people – not in developers speak. Travel addicts, this is your new best friend! (iTunes link)
Skyscanner, All Flights Everywhere
The Skyscanner app is a super- fast, powerful and free app that lets you search for your perfect flights. It compares millions of flights on over 600 airlines and allows you to find the cheapest dates and places to fly. According to iPhoneBloggers.co.uk, “if you only download one iPhone travel app, make sure it’s this one”. The best feature on this app is the ability to view flights by either month or year view. Let’s say you were thinking of flying to New York from the UK but were flexible on when you were willing to go. Using the Skyscanner website as an example, you can see that it’s possible to see flight prices across a whole month or year – making it easy to see when the cheapest flights are and which airports are the cheapest to fly from. (iTunes link)
From saving money on flights to jotting notes on the go, the iPhone is the ideal travel bloggers tool. Just be sure to download these apps before you hit the road, in order to avoid any data roaming charges.