A couple days ago I posited that Medium had decided to become a platform and not a publisher, and they’ve just proven me correct.
The new mobile Medium editor makes it easy share your stories and ideas on the go and, similar to our new homepage editor, comes with a set of features designed to help you focus on your writing: titles are an option but aren’t required, there’s simple header and quote formatting, it features smart typography, and adding links and photos is a breeze. You can also use voice dictation to speak and write.
You can find the app in iTunes.
In addition to the new-found writing features, the app also gained a bunch of reading features. The app now supports a search function, and it will also let users read short posts directly from their Medium home stream. And last but not least, media like Tweets, audio, and Youtube videos can now be embedded in a post (as opposed to a link to an external location).
Yep, Medium is a blogging platform – or at least it will be once it has an Android app and starts to offer usable RSS feeds. Now that Medium supports mobile blogging, Android and RSS are the two most glaring deficiencies.