WPtouch: WordPress App for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android

WPtouch is a great WordPress plugin that detects if your readers are using an iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android device, and serves up a mobile theme for your blog. My blog loads really fast using this free plugin, and the design is quite elegant. Kudos to the folks at Brave New Code, and thanks to A Photo Folio for pre-loading this plugin. Now both my blog and main website work well on mobile devices! Below are a few screenshots of how my blog looks on an iPhone using the WPtouch mobile theme. [Tip: To take a screenshot on the iPhone, just press the sleep button and home button at the same time.]

WPtouch example 2

Main blog page using WPtouch on an iPhone 3G with 3.0 software. The numbers in red on top of the date show the number of comments on each post.

WPtouch example 1

Clicking through to a single entry, inline images are displayed quite nicely.

Update 8/3/2009: The upgrade to version 1.9 of this app broke the favicon and changed the display around. I can no longer access the settings for this app due to a bug, so I’ve disabled it. Hope these issues are remedied soon.

Update 9/1/2009: The app is back with version 1.9.2, and seems to be working fine.

2 thoughts on “WPtouch: WordPress App for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android”

  1. Looks interesting, Joe.

    I suspect it doesn’t handle SimpleViewer/Flash, but will it at least capture the first image in the set?

    Getting OT here, still looking for a good non-flash SimpleViewer-like experience (or the iPhone handling flash). Have tried a bunch of alternatives, but nothing as good as SV yet. Lately I’ve tried using a single image in blog posts that when clicked opens another window with a SV gallery – images scale nicely with window size as a bonus. iPhone users at least see the first image. Seems that should work with WPtouch.

  2. Hey Brad – No Flash on the iPhone unfortunately. Your idea for posting the first image in a gallery “inline” with a link to a Simpleviewer gallery is smart — definitely worth testing with the Wptouch app. I have a love/hate relationship with Simpleviewer – especially after working with all of the really smart UI capabilities of the A Photo Folio galleries. But Simpleviewer is easy to use, loads fast, looks good, and is free – so it’s still the choice for the blog.

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