It’s been a crazy few years for WordPress’s mobile projects. In 2008 we launched the first version of the WordPress app so you could blog on the go with your shiny first-generation iPhone. Since then, we’ve added other platforms as well, including BlackBerry and Android. Today we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve expanded our mobile services to Nokia smart phones, too!
And this news couldn’t come at a more exciting time for us: We just passed 1 million mobile users across all platforms, which is not only a huge landmark for us, but for mobile blogging altogether. Cell phones are becoming our new personal computers, always with us and always ready when something needs blogging about. Each day thousands of posts are written and posted using nothing but a wee phone keyboard and a built-in camera. It’s truly about capturing the moment, and as smart phones are becoming more popular we’re trying to stay with you with your platform of choice. As of right now we have two exciting platforms in our scope, and today we’re launching the first one. I give you WordPress for Nokia:
We’ve made sure the Nokia app has everything you love about WordPress on any other mobile device – and you will find a lot of old and beloved friends among the features: You can, of course, write and edit posts and pages, manage your comments queue and keep an eye on your blog’s statistics while on the move. If a seagull just snatched your hot dog and is making a run for it, you can snap a picture of the commotion or even record a video describing how it felt and how much you’re suing for. All from within the app.
You can download the app directly from the Nokia Ovi Store…
- Newer devices (N8-00, C7-00, C6-01, etc): Download WordPress for Nokia – Symbian^3
- Older devices (X6-00, C6-00, N97, 5800 XpressMusic, etc): Download WordPress for Nokia
…or go to the WordPress for Nokia site where you’ll find all the details on the new app.
If you’re a developer, you can help out and improve the app to make it even better! All of WordPress’s apps are Open Source. If you’d like get involved, be sure to let us know. Read more on WordPress for Nokia Development.
To stay up to date with the latest news about WordPress for Nokia, be sure to subscribe to @WPNokia on Twitter!
So, how do you like the new app?
Nov 3rd at 11:24 pm
Cool! I love WordPress!
Nov 3rd at 11:33 pm
I hope the iPhone version gets launched soon!
Nov 3rd at 11:35 pm
Looking forward to the day of WordPress for webOS.
Nov 3rd at 11:37 pm
I can’t wait till I finally get an iPhone so I can blog mobile. Congrats to you guys!
Nov 3rd at 11:39 pm
May they get a million more!
Nov 3rd at 11:44 pm
Nov 3rd at 11:46 pm
Nov 3rd at 11:51 pm
Very looking forward to the release of iOS app for iPhone!
Nov 3rd at 11:58 pm
I have never used WordPress on my mobile. Conversely, I write all my posts on my hulking 7 year old desktop PC. It is great though that WordPress can be enjoyed by everyone, however they choose to access it. Keep up the good work!
Nov 3rd at 11:59 pm
Very, very cool! You’re the best
Nov 4th at 12:03 am
Nov 4th at 12:14 am
Great dude! Just what mobile folks need :p
Nov 4th at 12:16 am
The Ovi Store said that this app is not available for 5730 Express Music.
Nov 4th at 12:41 am
Why not just make a WAP compliant version to support all browsers? Would that be too easy? I for one am waiting for a way to use WP in all kinds of … nonmodern browsers. Dillo (I use some boxen which are too slow for FF), elinks (because sometimes I cba to start X11 on these systems), the IE of Windows CE 5.0 (Allfine Netbook, don’t ask)…
Nov 4th at 12:49 am
Although I don’t really like Nokia phones right now, I’m still happy to hear this good news for WordPress…
Nov 4th at 1:00 am
Can both WordPress.com and WordPress.org use this app?
Nov 4th at 1:07 am
Same for the N97 – needs to be N97 Mini despite what stated on nokia.wordpress.org… Not sure if this is WordPress or Nokia, but less than impressive launch of the WordPress for Nokia application. I have the E63, so I guess I’ll continue using the blog via email feature…
Nov 4th at 1:49 am
Nov 4th at 1:50 am
This is what innovation is! Cool!
Nov 4th at 2:06 am
Are we going to have one for windows mobile too?
Nov 4th at 2:06 am
Pst pst…If you think you Blog using your mobile then think again because you posts would be like Facebook status updates.
Nov 4th at 2:20 am
Very disappointed that the apps do not work on my Nokia E71.
Nov 4th at 2:42 am
Not working to my handphone But I like my deskop PC.
Nov 4th at 3:18 am
WordPress for Nokia!
Nov 4th at 3:28 am
Yay!!! Congrats Guys!!!
Nov 4th at 3:59 am
This is great!
Nov 4th at 4:28 am
Will WordPress create a mobile app for Symbian S60v3 users?
If not, I’ll get an Ipod Touch. =P
Nov 4th at 5:27 am
Cool & nice. Thx.
Nov 4th at 5:28 am
Keep up the good work WordPress!
Nov 4th at 5:35 am
Thats great! I can’t wait to get iPhone and start blogging on the way.. Congrats!!
Nov 4th at 6:05 am
Brilliant. Great work team WordPress.
Nov 4th at 7:40 am
Congrats guys! Thanks for sharing.
Nov 4th at 7:43 am
Congrats! I pride myself in flying with WordPress. Wish you many more achievements ahead…
Nov 4th at 7:43 am
Nov 4th at 8:00 am
Congratulations! Nokia ftw! This is fantastic news for me!
Nov 4th at 8:46 am
I’ll try.. Soon, I’m using N97.
Nov 4th at 8:54 am
Congratulations on this …And for being such a wonderful example of what’s possible with Open Source development and for being on the frontier in so many ways! Thank you.
Nov 4th at 9:04 am
Congrats for 1 million app users, WordPress! Many people use Nokia smart phones down here.
I’ve been using the Android app for about a month now and did the upgrade yesterday. I love the way I can moderate comments on multiple WordPress blogs from my HTC Desire. I’m sure this one is going to rock as well. Keep up the great works!
Nov 4th at 9:42 am
I love WordPress very much .
Nov 4th at 9:44 am
Amazing, handy and very helpful. I think the new app is almost a must, as technology is climbing up non stop every single moment.
Thanks for keeping us posted regularly.
Nov 4th at 10:15 am
Nov 4th at 10:26 am
Hi Isaac, I think is is truly wonderful!… Unfortunately, when I checked OVI just now (through PC and phone), it says the app is not available for the N97. Maybe you’d want to edit the ‘N97′ off the list above of suitable phone. Hoping it will be offered for my device though, but then that between us N97 users and Nokia. ^_^
Nov 4th at 10:34 am
Nov 4th at 10:35 am
Hai WordPress I like it…
Nov 4th at 11:41 am
Congratulations!! That is a great achievement indeed!
Nov 4th at 12:00 pm
Congratulations for WordPress that have successfully created an
application that can be used on Nokia phones. But, why only Nokia just
chosen to be able to use this application, maybe another mobile phone
that also desperately need this application, maybe if this application
could be used in other mobile, WordPress will be more successful in
developing it’s network in this virtual world. Develop your work that
has been successful, thank you.
Nov 4th at 12:22 pm
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Nov 4th at 5:56 pm
I think I’m the millionth one!! Thanks.
Nov 4th at 8:01 pm
That’s some milestone (and a great landmark for blogging!)
Nov 4th at 9:10 pm
Make it available for the E72! Damn it, I’ll just get an iphone….
Nov 4th at 9:54 pm
Is this not available for WebOS?
Nov 5th at 1:09 am
Wow, good news, and congratulations on having 1 million users. I wish I could use this feature, but it seems to be unavailable for my Nokia 6700 slide. I hope it will be available in the near future, or I’ll have to consider buying a new mobile soon.
Thanks for the good news,
Nov 5th at 2:23 am
Nokia is a sinking boat, a big one though.
Nov 5th at 6:30 am
I am very bad at touch screen mobiles. That’s why I am planning to buy Nokia e series or c5-00 which I guess, are series 60 V3. I am very disappointed to know that WP developers won’t introduce compatible application in future. Anyways, nice work Isaac. I particularly liked the thing that you guys are spreading your wings to cover more and more each time.
Nov 5th at 10:14 am
Thanks… It’s a great news for me.
Nov 5th at 10:57 am
Are you planning a version for Windows Phone 7?
Nov 5th at 1:11 pm
Very sad. =((( It’s not available on nokia E series =(((
Anyhoo, congrats! Happy that you did not skip Nokia — my fave =)
Nov 5th at 3:57 pm
Woot~!!! Finally a useful app not just for iPhone!!
Thanks WP for taking us Nokia users into consideration!!! ;D
Nov 5th at 8:05 pm
WordPress for Nokia doesn’t work on Nokia 5800. The app hangs on the main screen, or when entering account details Save button doesn’t work. What is happening here?
Nov 6th at 12:32 am
YAY! A million users! great job guys! now there’s like a .01% chance that people will read my stuff! Just jking ya… its just great to be part!
Nov 6th at 3:05 am
I hope the iPhone/iPad/iTouch ver. release soon!
Nov 6th at 3:53 am
Is it compatible with Motorola MC75?
Nov 6th at 7:00 am
Disappointed that it isn’t available for the E63.
Nov 6th at 9:21 am
I hope WordPress for Nokia will be extended to other symbian phones like e63, e71 and the like. Please please do something about it. Thanks and more power! And Congrats by the way!
Nov 6th at 10:24 am
Too bad this isn’t available for my phone which is a nokia E72
Nov 6th at 11:33 am
I love WordPress
Nov 6th at 6:47 pm
Thanks for this wonderful tool.
Nov 6th at 8:00 pm
Nov 7th at 1:58 am
Nov 7th at 7:34 am
WordPress is cool and is dominating the web world.
Nov 7th at 7:54 am
Waiting for the platform for made in chine Mobile Phone
In indonesia Millions using China mobile phone… such as NExian, Cross, HTMobile, Venera and so on
Nov 7th at 9:07 am
The app isn’t working on my Nokia 5800.
Do you know whom should I contact?
Nov 7th at 9:49 am
Ok that’s it I am going to have to try the mobile thingy.
Nov 7th at 10:42 am
U guys should also develop iPhone apps, it should be better.
Nov 7th at 12:02 pm
This is wonderful news, here in South Africa there are more folk on phones than there are on desktop or laptop, really ‘handy’ computers! Thanks for the information above… “All of WordPress’s apps can be used for both WordPress.org and WordPress.com blogs/sites.”
Nov 7th at 7:42 pm
Awesome! Great job guys!
Nov 7th at 10:36 pm
Exceedingly cool – as it were.
Looking forward to getting to grips with the Nokia app.
Nov 8th at 11:50 am
Hope it will also work on Nokia C3.. I have to give a try!
Nov 8th at 12:10 pm
You could also mention that it is in fact available in some repository (which?) for the N900/Maemo as well? I just installed it, and my god has it come a long way since the development version I installed 6 months ago! Great work guys!
Nov 8th at 12:12 pm
That is a really good app with a good interface and I love the slide-y menus. and I did find a few issues which I think can be worked on. If that’s done, it will be the best app ever on my phone.
1. Startup time: It’s very slow that made me think it hung.
2. The download from ovi installs the rest of the app in the Phone Memory which can slow down the phone by a lot. (Atleast 6 Mb is downloaded.)
3. It would be awesome if you added another tab that would give a mobile preview of the blog.
4. A few of the gravatars did not load even after over 10 mins. (I used a WiFi.)
P.S. I own a 5530 XM. Good app, anyways.