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Open Source WordPress application for BlackBerry now in Public Beta

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The WordPress BlackBerry client has finally launched in public beta. The app is Open Source, as per the guiding ideology of the WordPress organization, and has been long awaited by micro-bloggers everywhere.

The app is a collaboration with the fine folks at Danais, who lead the MoPress Open Source project.

Here are some things to consider while taking a tour of this new BlackBerry app:

* The app is for WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress version 2.5.1 or newer
* This app should work with any of the new BlackBerry devices such as the 8700, Pearl, Curve, Bold, and Storm
* BlackBerry OS requirements are OS 4.2.1 or newer

Being a public beta, it’s important to realize the large amount of potential bugs that can occur, before writing this app off as not what you want. If you’re not interested in trying a pre-release version of this software, you should wait until 1.0 is out.

To install the beta application: Point your BlackBerry browser to http://blackberry.wordpress.org/install and follow the instructions.

We’ll keep you posted about updates on this application.

If you find bugs: Review the How To Report a Bug documentation and submit tickets over on blackberry.trac.wordpress.org.

For developers out there wanting to get involved, you can browse the source code and check out a copy of the app via SVN.

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Official Wordpress BlackBerry application confirmed

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Matt Mullenweg is best known as the founding developer of WordPress, the blogging software he guided from a handful of users to the most widely used open source blog tool. It’s also the software powering BlackBerryCool.com.

At WordCamp in San Francisco, Matt gave his “State of the Word” presentation where he said a“new Blackberry App [will] be released soon.”

Hopefully, the application will be nothing like the iPhone app which is virtually useless. The iPhone version has no picture placement settings, html code manipulation, or video embedding.

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