Make your WordPress site iPad ready

January 17, 2011 | No Comments Yet

WPLover has a straightforward guide on getting your WordPress-powered site optimized for the Apple iPad. It basically says you don’t have to do anything since like the iPhone it comes with the Safari mobile web browser, but there are a few tips and links if you’re concerned about an iPad-specific experience.

Biggest thing to remember: the iPad does not support Flash. If you can manage to do so, provide an alternative video source using the HTML5 <video> element.

Another helpful site is iPad Peek, which loads your website as it would on an iPad—both landscape and portrait modes. You can very quickly check any quirks without having to run out and get one.

No word yet on whether Automattic is releasing an official WordPress iPad app, but it would be interesting to see how much more you can do on a larger resolution mobile device now.

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Gallery of apps for WordPress.com launched

January 7, 2010 | 1 Comment

Between the recently discovered hack to access WordPress.com via the Twitter API and Hootsuite now supporting it, using 3rd-party applications with WP.com is hotter than ever. Which is why you should check out the just-launched Apps for WordPress.com page.

In there are familiar faces like the iPhone and Blackberry apps, as well as popular software for the desktop, but what’s notable is the presence of microblogging apps Spaz, Tweetie, Twitterrific, and Hootsuite. What were once limited for Twittering have now expanded into other networks such as Facebook, FriendFeed, and now WordPress.com.

If you think blogging is dead because these microblogging services have taken over, think again! Let WP.com join the fray and let you take publishing everywhere.

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Read & blog on WordPress.com from your iPhone via Twitter

December 31, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Here’s an odd but fascinating hack discovered by Team 55 at the WP Quebec meetup: using the Twitter API, you can read and publish posts on WordPress.com from your iPhone! Matt Mullenweg explains step by step in this article. Pretty much any third-party Twitter client is okay; the key is to change the API URL to twitter-api.wordpress.com and then you can log in using your WordPress.com account.

Instead of following users you will follow blogs. Refer to them by their domain names (e.g. matt.wordpress.com). Support for replies and retweets will be added soon.

When you post a status update using our Twitter API, the update will appear on your blog. (If you have more than one blog you can choose which one gets the updates. The option is in your profile.)

Read more about this here. Matt also announced that they plan to release a WordPress MU plugin for this, so stay tuned for that one.

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WordPress.com blogs now use mobile themes automatically

October 22, 2009 | No Comments Yet

WPTouch WordPress Mobile Edition

WordPress.com users can now serve mobile versions of their blogs thanks to modified version of WPtouch and WordPress Mobile Edition. People with more capable mobile browsers, such as iPhones and Android-based phones will use the first theme, while other mobile devices will use the second theme.

Mobile visitors greeted by WPtouch will get easy access to posts, pages, and archives. They’ll get fancy AJAX commenting and post loading. If you are using a custom header image, it will be scaled to size and displayed at the top of your blog. When viewing your blog on other phones, the focus will be on loading the blog quickly while displaying the important information about your content.

More details about the mobile themes here.

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Get started on moblogging

August 28, 2009 | No Comments Yet

So you have a blog, but have you taken it to the next level with moblogging, or mobile blogging? This introduction by Pro Blog Design should convince you to.

Back in the old days, writers like Ernest Hemingway never traveled anywhere without their notebooks. Who knew when inspiration could hit? This century’s notebook is the cellphone. If you come up with an interesting hypothesis on dinosaurs, why would you risk waiting until you got home to write about it? If you see a stellar sunset, how could you possibly go home to retrieve your camera in enough time to capture it? If you’re a moblogger, you’re fortunate that when inspiration makes it surprise visit, you’ll be ready with your phone in hand.

Now more than ever is it essential to blog while on the go, as the Real-Time Web is upon us. Covering breaking news live and before anyone else makes all the difference these days.

The article also has a list of recommended plugins for moblogging using WordPress, as well as alternative services Blogger, LiveJournal, Tumblr, and 3rd-party apps like Shozu and SpinVox.

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Digital Delivers: the 3rd Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit 2009

August 19, 2009 | No Comments Yet

The Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) is holding its third summit on August 25 and 26 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia. With the theme “Digital Delivers”, the event will feature the most prominent industry figures discussing digital marketing ideas that will help tap into the 23 million internet users and 63 million mobile users in the country:

Registration costs Php12,000, with special discounts for early birds, IMMAP/PANA/4AS members, academe/governement delegates, and group reservations. They’re also raffling off a Canon PIXMA printer and a Powershot A470 digital camera for online registrants.

More information about the event here.

(Via Digital Manila)

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dotMobi WordPress Pack

May 20, 2009 | No Comments Yet

The dotMobi WordPress back is a jampacked suite containing themes, widgets, and plugins that you can use to make your WP-powered site fully compatible with mobile devices. All courtesy of the dotMobi network.

The pack contains the following functionality:

  • Mobile switcher to detect mobile visitors and provide an appropriate experience
  • Base mobile theme for quick-and-easy XHTML-MP compliance
  • Extended mobile themes so you can unleash your mobile creativity
  • Transcoding and device adaptation to optimise the mobile experience
  • DeviceAtlas integration for world-class adaptation
  • Mobile admin panel for when posts can’t wait
  • Mobile ad widget to make you some money
  • Barcode widget to help users bookmark your blog

Wow, they really thought of everything, from site appearance to administration to monetization. The Web is going mobile, so why not add these extra features since dotMobi makes it very easy for you to do?

Download dotMobi WordPress Pack

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LG & Sony Ericsson raffles from Technograph & Uno Magazine

April 13, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Tech blog Technograph and men’s magazine UNO are holding mobile phone related raffles for its avid readers. The mechanics for each contest are different, so be sure to read the details:

Grab the LG Cookie Promo:

Design an avatar based on the LG Cookie’s thumbprint graphic that represents your personality, have your friends rate it, and share the link of your blog post containing the art. Deadline is on Friday, April 29.

RevYOU: Sony Ericsson W760i Walkman Phone:

Give a short review of the SE W760i in the comments section of the article, then get your answer published and you might even win a special prize (no word if it’s a cellphone too). No specified deadline.

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Philippine Blog Awards nominations closed, Nokia’s special award announced

August 27, 2008 | No Comments Yet

The 2008 Philippine Blog Awards is inching closer and closer as the nominations have closed. The last day for nominations was actually August 10th, but the deadline for the Special Awards division was extended until the 22nd.

Nominees have been notified to submit 5 of their top posts to make the judging process easier. The deadline was noon today, August 27th.

Aside from the three major awards divisions, there are new awards from the co-presentors. One of these is the Nokia Kaleidoscope of Connections Award.

Challenge: Produce a video of how you connect with others using mobile technology

Your post will be judged on concept, style, and its popularity.

1st place – Nokia N95 8GB
2nd place – Nokia 6220 Classic
3rd place – Nokia N78

More details can be found here.

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Win a free delegate pass to It’s All Geek to Me! The 2nd Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit 2008 from IMMAP

July 29, 2008 | No Comments Yet

The Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) is giving away 2 delegate passes to the It’s All Geek to Me! The 2nd Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit 2008, which will be held on August 13 to 15 at the Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City.

All you have to do is write a blog entry about the event and why you’d like to attend. Also make sure you link to the following websites:

  • It’s All Geek to Me! The 2nd Internet and Mobile Marketing Summit 2008 at http://www.interactivesummit.com.ph/
  • The Boomerang Awards 2008 at http://www.boomerangawards.com.ph/
  • Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) at http://www.immap.com.ph/

Post a comment at the following blog post: digitalfilipino.multiply.com and mention the URL of the blog post you have written. Deadline of this contest is on July 30; winners will be announced on August 7.

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