SixApart launches native TypePad application for BlackBerry devices

PublishOne of the ways we covered this year’s Consumer Electronics Show was to use a Windows Mobile client for TypePad, the blog platform we’ve used here at jkOnTheRun since day one. The application worked amazingly well as we took pictures of devices and added a brief description as time allowed. One button push later and you saw what we saw.Today, SixApart launched a native TypePad mobile client for BlackBerry devices. Hey, why should Windows Mobile folks have all the fun, right? The free application can be grabbed here for your Curve or Pearl and of course, you’ll need a TypePad account to use it (but you’re smart enough to have figured that part out on your own). With the mobile app, you can use your ‘Berry’s camera to capture an image, bang out a post, save the draft, edit it and BAM! you’re a mobile blogger! Seriously, it’s that easy.The full press release follows the jump but you’ll want to stay tuned for contest kickoff shortly here at jkOTR. Of course we couldn’t possibly be giving away a free application (and still have street-cred), but it could be a… oh, just read the press release first. By the time you’re done, we’ll either have the contest going or you’ll already have guessed what the giveaway is!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – May 14, 2008) – Six Apart, the world’s leading blogging software and services company, today announced availability of a native mobile blogging application for the Blackberry® Curve™ and Blackberry® Pearl™ smartphones that lets users upload photos, manage comments, and draft, edit and post to their TypePad blogs with just a few clicks.TypePad customers can now easily capture and upload photos directly from their Blackberry Curve and Blackberry Pearl phones to their blogs wirelessly. TypePad bloggers can also use their device to compose draft blog posts, store them for later editing or publish them from within the device’s trackball and keyboard interface. In creating and saving drafts for later editing, bloggers are able to use popular desktop publishing controls with the convenience of mobile blogging.TypePad members who use any Blackberry model have always been able to post to their blogs via the mobile browser and the email-to-blog feature. The new native application for the Blackberry Curve and Blackberry Pearl rounds out these offerings by making mobile blogging even easier.”TypePad has always been the leader in mobile blogging, and we’ve spent years creating dedicated clients for popular platforms. The addition of the Blackberry mobile platform extends Six Apart’s leadership in mobile blogging,” said Stephane Delbecque, mobile product manager at Six Apart. “Our commitment is to help our community blog from wherever they are, powering blogging on-the-go by providing the best mobile solutions available.”Six Apart leads in the mobile blogging space as the only blogging company to support over 90% of the fast-growing smartphone market, including Symbian Series 60, Windows Mobile and Palm. A native application for the Apple iPhone will also soon be available.By providing an exclusive TypePad solution for Blackberry Curve and Blackberry Pearl, Six Apart opens up mobile blogging to the most popular mobile platform in the US smartphone market. And TypePad’s status as the professional-grade blogging service is a perfect match for the professional focus of Blackberry users.To download the TypePad application for the Blackberry or to start a free TypePad trial, visit TypePadTypePad is Six Apart’s premier hosted blogging service. Launched in 2003, TypePad now hosts millions of blogs by professionals and small businesses, from published authors to designers, artists and entrepreneurs. Known for its beautiful designs and intuitive, easy-to-use interface, TypePad is preferred by the most influential voices on the social web.About Six ApartSix Apart Ltd. provides award-winning blogging software and services that change the way millions of individuals, organizations, and corporations connect and communicate around the world every day. The company provides the Movable Type social publishing platform, the TypePad hosted blogging service, Vox, a free blogging service for friends and families, advertising solutions for leading brands and influential bloggers, and a wide range of services dedicated to help bloggers thrive in today’s social media landscape. Founded in 2001, Six Apart is a global company with its headquarters in San Francisco, CA, and offices in Tokyo, Paris and New York City. For more information visit the Six Apart corporate web site at


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