For bloggers and readers who were pretty excited about having the long-form blog Medium available on their Android devices, the wait is over. Just mere weeks after they were calling for testers for the beta version, the developers have now announced that the full version is available for everyone that has a smartphone or tablet running on Android. They have finally "released it into the wild" after extensive beta testing and is now ready to be consumed by those eager to post their stories or to read about other people's words.
Whoever says that blogging is dead obviously only reads Facebook statuses and the like. It is still very much alive and one evidence is the almost one million users of Medium. It has taken them more than a year to finally reach Android since they released an iOS app, but at last they're here. Just like the other platform versions, this one has a simple and clean-cut editor which lets users easily write down and then publish their thoughts for the world to see.
If you're not a writer but you just love reading other people's thoughts and ideas, then the app's minimalist but dynamic interface will please you as well. You have a pretty comprehensive sampling of works, either from already established authors, to first-time writers. You can customize and personalize what you will see on your timeline, depending on your interests and the people you want to follow. And if you don't have a Medium account yet, they've simplified the process for you. You can sign up using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter log-in.
You can download Medium Version 1 for free from the Google Play Store. The developers promised that they have a lot more planned. so expect several updates over the next few months.