Is your Blog iPhone Applicable?

Written on October 24, 2008 – 4:22 pm | by danifalo |

Is your Blog iPhone Applicable?

With the recent craze of iPhone this and iPhone that and the Mac vs PC world of commercials it’s about time we make our own websites or blogs adaptable to the iPhone Apple Mac People. As you can tell I am  PC guy and almost resemble the PC guy from those commercials. I learned on a PC and I am not usually accepting of change when it comes to my computer, but adaptable to markets and strategy.  I was using Win 95 way past 98 and hit Win 97 around the time Millennium was out.  That’s neither here nor there.  This is about adapting.

Most blogs these days use word press, and a WP plugin has been developed to enable Iphone’s to easily read your blog.  Click on the WPTouch link to grab this plugin. The plugin comes with it’s own CSS and themes for the conversion process, but all you have to do is install the Plugin into your normal Plugin Folder on word press and activate. The plugin takes care of the rest. If you are using WP-Cache or Wp Super Cache plugins then a few minor tweeks are needed.

Now that you installed the Plugin ready for the next coolest thing?

Because you blog is iPhone ready, you can submit it to Apple.com as a website app.  You can see some venturous bloggers have already joined the race at  http://www.apple.com/webapps/news/

To Join in, is rather simple actually.  Go to Apple Developer and create a user account.  Simple registration to grab yourself an account.  After you are logged in proceed to https://adcweb.apple.com/iphone/

Fill out the details, descriptions and categories.
TIP – HINT: Your “Company Name” will Be a Live Linkable Backlink, so use your Web site or company name and a Major Keyword when filling in the “Company Name” section on the application

You will need a screen shot of you blog and an Icon in the dimensions shown below to successfully complete your application.   ( 320 x 356 PNG  – For screen Shot and Icon 128 X 128 with a recognized alpha channel )

Dimensions of Screen Shot and Icon needed for Iphone Web App submission

Once and if approved by Apple your blog will appear in their iPhone Downloads section. Even though this whole process is way cool, I am still a PC guy, at least til 2012 according to my historical upgrade patten.

  1. 13 Responses to “Is your Blog iPhone Applicable?”

  2. By SEO South Africa on Oct 25, 2008 | Reply

    Came across your post while trying to find out where I could go find out if my site (not a blog/WP) is Iphone ready. A site on the web that renders sites in the Iphone browser without actually having an Iphone. Great post for WP users.

  3. By Eric Gehler on Oct 25, 2008 | Reply

    Here is an example of one that was made on Friday 10-23 and has been accepted on Saturday 10-24.

    http://www.apple.com/webapps/news/parentingtips.html

    The blog itself is http://www.parentinghelpme.com/ but now it’s part of the Apple Family.

  4. By Lisa Hartwell on Oct 26, 2008 | Reply

    This is a useful and very timely blog post Eric. Thanks. We’ll definitely be looking at setting it up for the new Secret Womens Business Network blog.

  5. By Tanner (does Utah marketing) on Oct 27, 2008 | Reply

    The best thing about the iPhone is that it comes with a REAL web browser built in. So you don’t need to optimize your website for iPhone users – per say. There are still things you can do (like optimize images and your CSS) so that your website looks better on the iPhone (and other mobile browsers), but you don’t need to do much.

  6. By iphone downloads on Nov 2, 2008 | Reply

    This is a very useful application as it will allow more users to access your website. Thanks for sharing. There is also an application creator for your website I have found, but not sure where it was, that will create more traffic from iphone users.

  7. By Jason on Nov 3, 2008 | Reply

    Yeah that is a sweet application. I tried Mac’s over the past few years because everyone has been raving about how cool they are but all I’ve always seen is limitation.

    Apple released the iPhone 3G so they could control applications via their “app store” to collect more revenue. You can only download applications from their store that they have approved.. BLAH.

    I’m all about being a PC guy too!

  8. By tom on Nov 5, 2008 | Reply

    Unbelievable!!

    I was trying so hard to find out if my blog is iphone (or other mobile device) compatable by trying to find people with the devices to test it on, then someone emailed my a link to this page!

    Fantastic info, and for me, unbelievably timely!

    Thank you so much.
    Site bookmarked!

  9. By Myron Tay on Nov 6, 2008 | Reply

    I was debating whether to choose a single column / 2 column theme because of the limited resolution of mobile devices. This plugin is fantastic.

  10. By George Wynn on Nov 8, 2008 | Reply

    Oh. Thanks for the help with this one. i really would like to blog on my iphone…

  11. By online seo on Nov 17, 2008 | Reply

    With these new technology, it would be easier for advertiser to get noticed into our blogs and advertise with us. Besides, iphone users would usually get interested on every blogs based on their approved blog preferences.

  12. By Air Jordans on Nov 22, 2008 | Reply

    Although a pc person now and maybe forever, I do love to keep up on all the new trends. Interesting to see there are more like me who want to be updated on WordPress especially.

  13. By Anteck on May 6, 2009 | Reply

    Hey,

    Some great information here on getting one’s blog to show correctly on the iPhone. Thanks for the writeup.

    A.

  14. By Bagless on Jul 4, 2009 | Reply

    Like Anteck says, some great information and a nice solution to a problem a lot of us faced.

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