Though TypePad is already available via an iPhone-optimised web site, a native application has the potential to run even more efficiently and further utilise the unique features of the iPhone.
“Our users are already embracing mobile blogging and the advanced capabilities of smartphones,” said Stephane Delbecque, mobile product manager of Six Apart, Ltd. “Providing a mobile option for our customers has always been a priority and we will continue to develop applications as the mobile market and our customers’ needs grow.”
Six Apart already supports over 80% of the smartphone market, thanks to software offerings for mobile operating systems including Symbian S60, Windows Mobile, and Palm OS.
It’s not clear from the initial press release when a prototype may be available, and whether there’ll be a charge for the service. Apple has stated that applications will be available via a special section in the iTunes Store from June this year. They’ll take 30% of any revenue generated from the sale of priced applications.