Whether you are a “Movable Type maniac” or a BlogSpot fan (note: this author is), you have to admit that WordPress has done an impressive job in building, maintaining, and supporting both WordPress.com and WordPress.org.
For those (un)fortunate enough to part a few hundred “big ones” to own an iPhone, you are probably busy testing out dozens (out of the hundreds) of iPhone apps Apple has released on their iTunes store.
While there are many apps dedicated towards entertaining you via music, gaming or enhancing your life (productivity wise), there seem to be less than a dozen apps dedicated towards blogging–with about half of them being somewhat useful. [Read more…]
WordPress iPhone mania sweeps the WordPress Community. WordPress will now rule an entire nation. WordCamp UK a resounding hit. WordPress 2.6 appears to be a stable release. The new WordPress Themes Directory is now an extend. WordPress working hard on improving localization and international translations. Go VOTE for your favorite new WordPress Plugin.
iPhone for WordPress: It’s the talk of the web. The WordPress for iPhone brings your WordPress blog to your iPhone. It is Open Source and compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone, and iPod Touch and works with full-versions of WordPress (2.5.1 or higher) and WordPress.com. You can download it for free from the iTunes App Store. There is a WordPress iPhone frequently asked questions page to help, and a place to report iPhone WordPress problems. A walk-through video on WordPress for iPhone is on the Automattic Publisher blog. CNet Webware gives a positive review of the iPhone WordPress app, including pros and cons such as uploading photos from your Media Library or from your phone’s camera, and a good post preview. The downside is not being able to copy and paste links and text. It’s all hand HTML coding, too. There are a lot of WordPress mobile options for blogging and keeping up with your WordPress blog via your cell phone.
Automattic is releasing an open source application for the iPhone, called WordPress for iPhone. Matt Mullenweg reckons it is the first open source application being made available in the iTunes App Store. The application is due soon, and supports both self-hosted blogs (version 2.5.1 and higher), and WordPress.com blogs.
After launching a new feature for desktop users, the Google Reader team is experimenting with a new version of Google Reader for iPhone users.
(Official Google Reader Blog) To make our (and your) Reader iPhone experience better, we wanted to really take advantage of the iPhone’s capabilities. Today we’re releasing a new beta version of Reader designed for the iPhone and other mobile phones with advanced browsers. You can use it by visiting http://www.google.com/reader/i/ on your phone.
This new version is designed to offer many of the same features as the desktop, while making it quick and easy to act on items. If you’ve used list view, then it should be familiar to you. Scan the titles for an item that interests you, tap and it expands in place. Starring, sharing, and keeping unread are done in place, so you never have to leave the list view or refresh the page. We think it’s a very fast way to power through your reading list.
The first thing many iPhone users will notice is that the new beta version will display 15 articles/post “snippets” instead of the usual 9, as well as the ability to see the articles/posts underneath (or above) the one that you are currently reading.
Starring the articles is also easier, as iPhone users can now actually tap the star tab next to the story, instead of trying to place their “fat fingers” on the tiny add star link at the end of the article.
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.
Apple’s iPhone has been touted as delivering the full Internet to a mobile device and of course what would the Internet be without a little Blogging action? Here are some tips to help you get your Blogging (pocket Blogging?) started on the iPhone.
The amount of hype that preceeded Apple’s iPhone has been massive, and largely generated by us while Apple has sat back and basked in the free advertising. But when iDay rolled around, some of us were dissappointed by the reviews as bloggers found it hard to convey the device’s touch capabilities.
Even still, people bought into the hype, me included.