Howto to use beempy for posting in Android

in #hive-1083652 months ago (edited)

Please also read my post how to use beempy for posting, in which I have explained how to construct the YAML header for your post. We will use the same header on Android.

How to write a post with a markdown editor and broadcast it under Android?

I wrote this post on Android, to show that this is already possible. It went quite well with the right tools.

  1. You need a good keyboard for typing fast with your thumbs.
  2. You need a powerful markdown editor that compensates for the limited input and display.
  3. You need to run beempy on your phone.

Keyboard for Android

I'm using
Grammarly for writing and hacker keyboard for using beempy in the terminal.

The Grammarly keyboard helps with a smart word prediction

It has also a smart autocorrect function and shows mistakes.
Errors are highlighted and easy to fix.

Powerful markdown editor

I only found two good markdown editors: markor and Epsilon notes.

Epsilon notes is clearly the more powerful one, it can be used without paying for the premium version. I have used this one for writing my post.

Epsilon notes has two powerful shortcuts which includes almost everything which is needed.

There is a bar with the most important markdown functions:

and a bar with important function as image inserting and table creation

When you save your file, there is a nice preview.


Inserting images

When you press the image button in bar 2, you can select an image from your gallery and will be asked, if the should copied/moved here.

As we want to automatically upload them with beempy, they should be moved/copied to the same directory.

Pasting clipboard

There is a great function to past content that was shared with Epsilon notes

Whenever you press share on your android you can select Epsilon nodes. When you press the document with the plus on bar 2 you can past it:

Emoji embedding

Works easy with the Grammarly keyboard. 🍻

HTML embedding

center works

pull right works also

YAML header

Yaml header are supported.
The tags are even searchable through all markdown files you have created on your phone.


Please read more about YAML header here how to use beempy for posting.

Installing beempy on Android

You need to install termux and termux api.

You should change your keyboard now to the hackers keyboard.

Open the termux app on your phone and enter

pkg install clang openssl python


pip install beem

You should also install

pip install cryptography secp256k1prp

for faster signing.
You need also to install the app

pkg install termux-api

and allow termux to access the file system


Create wallet and enter keys

Update the nodelist

beempy updatenodes

create a new wallet

beempy createwallet

and enter/pasting your posting key.

beempy addkey

You can past it by pressing on the terminal and select paste.


Wallet location

The wallet is stored inside the protection directory of the terms application. When you have a sufficient recent android, other apps cannot enter this and see the wallet.

as you can see here

Download all your posts

You can store all your posts as markdown files on your android

cd storage/shared/Docements/
mkdir hive
cd hive
beempy download -a holger80 -s

This is helpful for copying snippets from your old posts.

Broadcast your post

Open termux and go to the directory holding your markdown file.


You can find your files at ~/storage/shared/.

Broadcast your post

Check that your markdown contains a YAML with at least one tag, an author and a title.

You can now broadcast your post with

cd storage/shared/Documents
beempy post

Editing your post

When you want to edit your post, you can just open the markdown file, edit it and save it.

Then, go to termux and use beempy post again.


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You need a good keyboard for typing fast with your thump.

Was that deliberate, if so lol!

Do I get a prize for spotting it?!?

Very interesting work!

That's a good showcase where a spell and grammar checker can not help :).

I thought you were making an ironic point about the problem of typing on a small keyboard!

Is this going to remain just an API or do you plan on adding an interface atop all of these?

I'm sorry I guess what I meant was will this evolve into something like a desktop or Android app with its own GUI or will it remain a CLI tool?

I'm working on a desktop app version with its own GUI, but it's a long way....
There is now for android, I will check this out.

Grammarly is a nice keyboard I'm using it like 2 years and love ❤️it

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oh good informations for posting in Android
thank you for sharing

This is really another interesting tutorial to read. You also made it cool by using some funny words. Great work here. We cannot just let it go, we will include it in today's GitPlaitelite publication. This is our small community link :) Would be great to see you around!