It’s a new way to blog, on a new type of platform. Today we’re excited to share a glimpse of the future for all the WordPress mobile apps. Drumroll please! I give you WordPress for webOS, available as a download for the HP TouchPad with support for more webOS 3.0 devices coming in the future.
Here’s the run-down: It’s the first official WordPress app to have a full featured WYSIWYG (what’s this?) post editor. The app has been translated to all languages available on the TouchPad. It uses a “Sliding Panels” interface, which takes full advantage of the larger screen of the TouchPad and makes for fast and easy blog management on the go. Check out the video below to learn more!
Of course the app also features everything else you’ve come to expect from a WordPress app. You can manage posts and pages, as well as add new ones. Moderation is built right in, and you can even reply directly to comments. If a comment comes in and you’re working on something else with your TouchPad at the time, you’ll get notified about it. Peruse the Stats panel for in-depth information on what your visitors like the most about your site.
Another neat thing about this app is its use of “Cards”. This is a webOS invention that lets you stack screens belonging to the WordPress app in a single pile, making it very easy to, for instance, write a post while keeping the main window open. In fact, if you tap an email address in a comment, a compose email card will be stacked together with those of the app.
Are you rocking a TouchPad? You can download WordPress for webOS directly on your device using the HP App Catalog. Just search for “WordPress”. Visiting on a device? Follow this link to download.
Get involved! Just like all the other official WordPress apps, WordPress for webOS is an Open Source project that craves your mad programming skills. Head on over to the development section to learn more.
Huge thanks to Beau Collins for some major webOS pwnage. We’d also like to thank our partners at HP for making all of this possible.
So, what’s your favorite invention in WordPress for webOS?
- Jul 1, 2011 @ 10:23 am
Jul 1st at 10:45 am
Great to see support for new platforms. Share the WP love.
Jul 1st at 11:09 am
Jul 1st at 12:00 pm
WebOS is the best, my favorite.
Great job guys, I applaud the WordPress team for recognizing newer platforms, awesome
Jul 1st at 12:10 pm
Jul 1st at 1:01 pm
Look like HP doing a good job to drive the software vendor to create more apps for their webOS eco-system. Anyway, it a good news to users where we got more choices for tablet.
Jul 1st at 1:25 pm
How about upgrading the existing WordPress app in the Apple store, so that I can enjoy blogging on my iPad…
Jul 1st at 1:30 pm
Great! This will benefit a lot of people.
Jul 1st at 1:45 pm
Okay. Cool. I got my iPad2 last monday. Nne of the tests I have coming up is to see how it will work posting directly to my WP blog. From the above info it looks like it may be possible – and that an update may be coming this year. Cool on that, because in 4 days – I really like my iPad2. I’ve already posted a drawing from it, altho I went through my iMac to do it. Way fun on this direction for blogging. Aloha.
Jul 1st at 1:48 pm
Great app, now hurry and make one for the device that most all of us have, the iPad!
Jul 1st at 1:55 pm
Much better and handy.
Jul 1st at 2:13 pm
Could you please put this video on YouTube? Thanks.
Jul 1st at 2:26 pm
“The WordPress for iOS app is going to receive some major updates later this year.” That sounds very interesting indeed.
Jul 1st at 2:39 pm
I’ve neither iOS nor webOS, but I have used WordPress for Nokia. That is cool too.
Jul 1st at 3:00 pm
WebOS rocks and this new application will only help advance my productivity! Thanks WordPress.
Jul 1st at 3:19 pm
Jul 1st at 4:06 pm
Does this INCLUDE the Motorola Zoox?
Jul 1st at 4:18 pm
Most excellent, welcome to the future.
Jul 1st at 5:41 pm
Nice to see HP not getting left behind. Good job, guys.
Jul 1st at 5:44 pm
@ Isaac Keyet
July 1st, 2011 at 3:09 pm
“If I put it this way, we’re on version 2.8 of iOS now, and 3.0 is a big number. Demands a major release, right? :)” Ooohhhh, I’m excited to see what comes! Thanks to all of the folks at WP who continue to strive and improve the tools (and the experience); I appreciate all of your efforts.
Jul 1st at 6:39 pm
This new app for HP TouchPad looks a lot nicer than the one for iPad!
Jul 1st at 9:14 pm
This definitely makes me want to touch a TouchPad (*cough*… I mean “HP TouchPad” if that even matters) Haha. Keep up the good work!
Now how about some more lovely themes? Just sayin…
Jul 1st at 9:35 pm
Jul 2nd at 3:43 am
Wow, I need to look into webOS.
Jul 2nd at 9:18 am
This is a nice looking app if you have the HP tablet but how about making a better app for the iPad too. The one you have works but is pretty bare of features and could use an overhaul.
Jul 2nd at 9:55 am
This looks really nice. Would love to see some of these design choices in the iOS app as well.
Jul 2nd at 12:56 pm
Great to see.
Jul 2nd at 3:04 pm
Quote “The WordPress for iOS app is going to receive some major updates later this year.”
Cool, my iPad 2 is on the way! Can’t wait to get both iPad 2 + WordPress iOS App!!
Jul 2nd at 3:19 pm
Awesome… I’m still in need of the TouchPad, however. But as soon as that happens, I’m all over it. It sounds really cool.
Jul 2nd at 3:25 pm
Wait, so why did you spend the time making this app so well featured whilst the iOS version is still rubbish? Surely there must be more iOS users that TouchPad users?
Jul 2nd at 6:26 pm
I’m really hoping for some solid webOS phones this year, I’m a fan of the platform and healthy competition in the mobile space is always a good thing. But sadly, since I use a non contract carrier I don’t expect to see an iOS, WP7, or WebOS device in my own hands anytime soon.
Its nice to see wordpress giving this its support, looking forward to more in the future.
Jul 2nd at 7:09 pm
Is an Android version planned? Please…
Jul 2nd at 7:10 pm
When will we be able to post with 3D glove gesturing?
Jul 2nd at 9:14 pm
Thanks that you support also the newer platforms and not only iOS/Android. It looks really good!
Jul 2nd at 11:40 pm
I like all this.
Jul 3rd at 1:32 am
WordPress is more cool with this app.
Jul 3rd at 3:18 am
Oh my… Can’t wait to start using it!
Jul 3rd at 10:07 am
This looks really good! I want a TouchPad now! Do you think the iPad app will become like this in the future?
Jul 3rd at 10:35 am
I think I must have it. Nice…
Jul 3rd at 6:05 pm
I’ve a Palm Pre, blackberry, iPad, and 3 mac computers. The reason the WebOS version (technical and timing rasons notwithstanding) looks better is because WebOS is THE BEST MOBILE OS OUT! The only reason more developers don’t write for it is because there are far more users on iOS, android and blackberry. But I enjoy WebOS the best, and once you use it, you’ll see that many of its features are truly remarkable.
Jul 3rd at 6:57 pm
Been looking at purchasing a Touchpad. Now I have another reason.
Jul 3rd at 9:56 pm
This looks very good. It can work on a lot of devices!
Jul 4th at 1:56 am
All I’m saying is I expect Android support by the time I get a tablet (not for a year at least). Great job guys
Jul 4th at 1:03 pm
It would be great to see it for Android tablets. I love my Notion Ink Adam and have been blogging via the browser. But it would be great to have a dedicated app for this.
Jul 4th at 3:59 pm
Never knew HP made a TouchPad. Interesting…
Jul 4th at 10:33 pm
Nice to see iOS isn’t getting all the gravy for once. I’ll be sticking with standard WP on my netbook, running Win7. Ergonomically, tablets suck.
Jul 5th at 1:19 am
Jul 5th at 6:18 am
Very nice… Great experience.
Jul 5th at 7:32 am
Wow! I’m really impressed. Can’t wait to see further progress…
Jul 5th at 10:41 am
This is cool and all, but there’s a spit ton more WebOS phones out there than TouchPads at the moment. Although to be honest, I’d be happy with a decent mobile friendly admin interface. That’s gotta be something you’re thinking about. WordPress 3.3??
Jul 5th at 5:11 pm
Why don’t you guys develop an app that runs on all Android devices.
Jul 5th at 7:51 pm
Jul 6th at 12:57 am
The app looks awesome, but I’ve been looking into getting either an iPad or a Xoom.
Jul 6th at 7:36 am
I love it!
Jul 6th at 8:12 am
Site runs perfectly through Android.
Jul 6th at 12:52 pm
Thanks but can we have an updated iPad app now please?!
Jul 6th at 6:55 pm
Great work. I agree with the previous guys. I have an iPad and droid phone. I await for those apps.
Jul 6th at 7:07 pm
Thanks for this beautiful article!
Don’t tell anyone that this is inspired from Blogger’s mobile platform.
Anyway, WordPress rocks! This app will surely make WordPress the #1 blogging platform.
Jul 6th at 10:45 pm
Pretty nice app. I am always amazed when a new app comes out and makes my life that much easier.
Jul 7th at 12:19 am
Do we also have this for android ?
Jul 8th at 2:46 pm
Great to see support for WebOS — genuinely the best phone/tablet operating system out there.
Jul 8th at 10:10 pm
When did they come out with an HP pad?
Jul 10th at 2:06 pm
Jul 10th at 3:25 pm
I’ve been on the webOS bandwagon since the beginning. Just last month I turned in my launch day Pre and got a Pre 2. To borrow a line from Apple (whose computers I love, but whose mobile OS I find pedestrian and a bore) — If you haven’t experienced webOS, well, then you haven’t experienced webOS…
Thanks for supporting this great OS; looking forward to getting a 3.0 phone in the future and blogging when I’m away from my computer.
Jul 11th at 11:35 am
I don’t have such a device either, but great to know that we have options!
Jul 11th at 2:40 pm
The competing platforms make doing a serious blog for just one of them sort of a waste of time.
Jul 11th at 4:49 pm
That’s neat! I wish I had a tablet. It may be a good investment someday. Of course, I would only get the iPad, even though I’m not a big fan of Apple. Anyway, thanks WordPress!
Jul 12th at 2:48 pm
Wow, very interesting…
Jul 12th at 10:13 pm
Looking forward to the new iPad app later in the year in that case. I’ve been using a mixture of Blogsy and Blogpress apps; hoping the official WP app will make these redundant!
Jul 13th at 3:21 am
I hope WordPress can edit in OS Symbian.
Jul 13th at 6:23 am
I’m using iPad and the iOS app seems a bit behind… When will it be revised?
Jul 14th at 4:57 pm
I like it, nice app. Thanks for the information.