Disqus Goes Mobile, Launching iPhone And Android Apps

Filed as News on August 19, 2010 6:19 pm

Disqus, a company who is known by some for perfecting the art of blog comments has updated their commenting interface in order to make it friendlier for mobile devices.

While the new interface makes commenting through a smartphone almost as easy as through a notebook, Disqus has announced grander plans for users with iPhone or Android OS devices.

The new improved Disqus neocortex has the ability to identify whether you’re browsing on a desktop or mobile device. For our publishers with mobile sites, this activates a new attractive, clutter free, optimized theme for mobility.

This new theme is made possible with a new theming architecture behind the scenes. It’s a hint to some of the very cool things we’re going to be doing with new themes on Disqus. [...]

For you website-runners, we’re getting ready to roll out mobile tools to help maintain your community on the go. Think iPhone and Android apps. More on that soon! (Official Disqus Blog)

While the company has not hinted on whether they will create an iPad app (or even an app for Blackberry and Palm Pre fans), this news probably means the end of DisqusPro, who offered users a way to moderate their threads via iPhone.

Previously Disqus has been heavily courting Blogspot users, as well as challenging WordPress’s Intense Debate by launching a Gravatar like button (which mimics WP.com’s version).

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  1. By Julene posted on August 26, 2010 at 4:15 pm
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    What about a Blackberry app for us archaic QWERTY keyboard types?

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  2. By Gary Chiro posted on October 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm
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    I was wondering when disqus would provide an iPhone app to moderate comments. You were right and I see they have submitted one to Apple for approval. I couldn’t find it in the app store today but hopefully soon.

    http://blog.disqus.com/post/1216764454/disqus-mobile-moderate-on-the-go

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  3. By Khuzaima posted on October 11, 2014 at 9:21 am
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    Your words are your own, so be nice and helpful if you can. If this is the first time you're posting a comment, it might go into moderation. Don't worry, it's not lost, so there's no need to repost it! We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it please.

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