With the iPad being released to the masses tomorrow, it looks like WordPress and BlogPress have updated their respective apps in order to make them iPad compatible.
Since very few people (let alone bloggers) have an iPad, WordPress was able to release a statement, as well as a few iPad screen shots (like the one above).
(WordPress iPhone Blog) So what’s new for the iPad? In order to ensure that using WordPress on your iPad would be a great experience from day one, we decided not to add any new features. Nada. This release is all about taking advantage of a huge 9.7″ touchscreen. Writing and editing posts is far easier than before. Skimming through your comments and moderating them is far faster than before. And using the app is simply more beautiful than before.
Making the iPhone app compatible with the iPad should help increase WordPress’s popularity on the mobile front, as the blogging company already has created mobile apps for Blackberry smartphones, as well as Android.
BlogPress (which supports WordPress, MovableType and Blogger) has also optimized their iPhone app for the iPad, although they have not released an official statement online (they did however mention it being iPad friendly in the app store).
Despite the limitations of blogging on the iPad (at least on the WordPress iPad app), bloggers may prefer to write posts upon Apple’s latest device due to the larger screen which makes the iPad the perfect tool when it comes to researching topics.
Other blogging companies have yet to announce any major plans to adapt their iPhone apps (in order to become iPad friendly), although we will probably see more join in over the next few weeks.
Author: Darnell Clayton
Darnell Clayton is a geek who discovered blogging long before he heard of the word “blog” (he called them “web journals” then).
When he is not tweeting, friendfeeding, or blogging about space, he enjoys running, reading and describing himself in third person.