The previously lacking WordPress iOS app for iPhones and iPads is finally bringing more flavor to its users. Fitted with a new interface and a heap of improvements, blogging on the go is finally made easy.
The new stuff is primarily threefold:
1. A Feature-Rich Content Editor
The editor adds handy little shortcut buttons above the keyboard that allow you to bullet, bold, italicize, link, quote and strikethrough your text.
2. Full Screen Editing
The “full-screen” editing mode lends users a larger working area and a less cramped text view. Additionally, you can see how your post will render by clicking the quick preview button at the bottom of the editing window.
3. Reading Made Easy
Keep your favorite blogs in check. This feature allows you to browse all the latest posts on the blogs you follow in one place, right from your mobile device.
Smaller perks with this release include:
- Quick Photo will now use the post format for images (if your theme supports it).
- You can now post pictures that you’ve already taken with Quick Photo.
- Your stats referrer links and comment links can now be opened right from this app.
I think most iOS users will agree that it's nice to see WordPress finally taking devices that run the system more seriously. After all, the recent boom in mobile usage indicates that more and more developers would do well to optimize their applications accordingly. If you've previously attempted to work with the app and found it inadequate, I would definitely give this latest version a go. And don't forget to come back and drop your assessment in the comments below.
If you're new to this game, all you need is a WordPress.com blog or a self-hosted WordPress.org site running 2.9.2 or higher to join in on the fun.