With advent of technological innovation and increase in computer literacy; blogging has become the most primary way to express ideas to vast amount of audience. Most of the audience who read blogs use hand held devices, so it is imperative to design your blog to support the small screen resolution of such devices.
Apps or application play an important role in hand held smartphones; this blog project will explain the process designing an Android application to display blog posts. Since the project is based on the Android source code and it is an open source project, which means can be use and edit for free of cost; this blog notification project can be used by final year Engineering and MCA students for their projects.
Android Student Project Abstract
Creating an android app to provide automatic push up notifications for every update made in the blog. The link of the blog page is embedded inside the application and the blog will be monitored periodically. Once the application detects the update in the blog, it will be notified to the mobile user by using a push up notification in the device. The notification from the blog will contain category in which the new topic is added. A brief description of the updated blog post will be presented along with notification.
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Modules used in the Android application for blog post project are:
- Login Module
- Subscriber Module
- Response Module
- Social Networking Module
The device which uses the blog notification application must be logged into the subscriber module of the blog. This process will enable the device to acquire all blog related updates. The subscriber can use their mail id to login into the blog subscriber module.
This module stores all details and maintains profiles about every subscriber to the blog post. An email regarding every blog update will be mailed to the subscribers. The android application reads these mails and generates the notifications regarding blog posts. The category and genre in which blog is posted will be ear marked in the mail; this process will attract the readers to the particular field or genre.
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Response module is specifically designed to receive the comments from the user. The subscribers can directly place their views about the blog without visiting the website. This process increases the interaction between the author and readers. A lot of time and bandwidth will be saved for the readers by utilizing this application.
Social Networking Module
This module can be used to share the blog post across various social networking sites. Sharing the blog posts in social networking platforms will enable to reach wide range of audience and help in improving the quality of blog.
The downloadable content for blog notification application contains the files given below:
- XML files
- Resource files
- Application Layout files
- Image files
The android blog app’s source code can be downloaded from the link given below,