Flocking, almost.

Flock has launched its public Developer Preview. Congrats to Sloanie Geoffrey Arone and the rest of the Flock team.

I’m playing with the release, but it’s living up to its designation as a developer preview release. For one thing, it doesn’t appear to work with my Manila blog; though the release notes state that it works with Blogger, it doesn’t appear to know how to talk to Manila’s Blogger or Metaweblog APIs, and there’s no UI for blog configuration aside from an autodiscovery engine that doesn’t work for my blog. I will be digging into the developer section and the pref files to see if I can figure out how to get around the autodiscovery feature and make this work with my blog. At a minimum, I would think the web services support would let me talk to the Manila API directly.