I’ve just download the new version of WordPress for iPhone. It works well and they’ve managed to integrate it well into the iPhone’s look and feel. It has a surprisingly broad functionality, too, although it’s clearly a pared-down version of the platform. I’ve been looking for a portable blog writer and this fits the bill nicely. Here’s the video, have a look-see.
It’s a pity it doesn’t have ShapeWriter integration – I’d love to see Shapewriter distribute their technology to mobile technology manufacturers, so it can work on all applications. If you’ve not installed Shapewriter, it’s well worth a go – it’s free, and although it requires a little practice, I was impressed how quickly I can ‘type’ with it. Here’s the demo.
WordPress recognises the limitations of the iPhone keyboard for keying lots of text and attempts to address it by implementing a larger keyboard. Overall, judging from my short use it’s not great for long posts but fine for the shorter ones.
I suppose I should have written this on the iPhone WordPress app, but since I wanted to embed the videos I thought, well… that can come later. Perhaps that’s it – it’s useful for drafting material on the move you can which you can then finalise at the desktop.