WordPress For The iPhoneJul 11th, 2008 | By James Lewin | Category: iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Software
Raanan Bar-Cohen has announced the imminent release of WordPress For iPhone:
The WordPress for iPhone App is nearly ready to go. It supports WordPress.com blogs as well as self-hosted WordPress.org blogs running version 2.5.1 or newer.
Timing wise, with the launch of Apple’s iTunes App store this morning, we expect to see this showing up very soon.
The new WordPress app is going to make it easier to blog in real-time, letting you post text and images from anywhere you have cell phone coverage.
A year ago, we listed Five Things Apple Needs To Do To Fix The iPhone. One of the items on the list was to fix publishing content from the iPhone:
Fix Publishing From The iPhone – many people that buy a $500-600 phone want to not just consume media with the phone, but to create and publish media with it. While Apple’s managed to make listening to tunes, watching videos and surfing the Web easy and useful on the iPhone, it hasn’t made the iPhone a publishing platform. This seems like an opportunity squandered by Apple; they’re already leaders in the area of podcast and video podcast publishing, they’ve got a deal in place with YouTube, and they’ve got their own blog and podcast publishing technologies. Other vendors are turning their phones into mobile video blogging platforms and are passing Apple by.
It looks like this new WordPress app will go a long way towards fixing this problem.
It’s not surprising that a third-party is filling in this gap; fixing developing for the iPhone was another one of the five things that we said Apple needed to fix with the iPhone, and the App Store is the most important update Apple has made this year to the iPhone platform.