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RSS and Atom in Action: Web 2.0 Building Blocks by Dave Johnson

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Chapter 14. Blog by sending email

Post to your blog from a cell phone or any device that can send e-mail.

Nina, whom we met in chapter 1, realized her addiction to blogging one summer morning when she had the sudden urge to post a message to her blog—while sitting in a canoe in the middle of Lake Crabtree. She had her mobile phone with her, but its limited web browser made it impossible to log in to her blog server. Her phone couldn’t handle complex web sites very well, but it could send email. It took Nina only a couple of seconds to realize that with her knowledge of blogging APIs, it would be easy to write a simple blog app that would allow her to blog by sending email.

In this chapter, we’ll look at an example program, which we’ll call ...

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