Having recently opted to stick with TypePad rather than switch to WordPress, I was delighted to see that they have hooked up with Apple for the all new iPhone.
In this year’s keynote address at the WorldWide Developers Conference in San Francisco Typepad’s Michael Seppley talked about their development for iPhone using Apple’s all new SDK – (that’s the software developer’s kit to us luddites).
And it looks so simple.
Blogging from mobiles is, of course, nothing new.
But the Typepad feature will be free as a native function for iPhone from it’s launch on July 11.
Which means more blogs from me … because I’ve got to get one.
Now my wife said she’d buy me one for my birthday, but as it was a hefty bit of change I selflessly said it was a great gesture, but no, no, no. Bit expensive.
Fast-forward a day or two, and Apple (dontcha love ’em?) slashed the price by half, made it 3G and added everything but the candles.
Fact. I was born on July 3, eight days early.
I should have been born on July 11. The new iPhone is out on July 11.
Co-incidence? I don’t think so.
Apart from being a great looking toy, there are serious edges to the new launch as well.
AP (Associated Press) say they will launch its mobile news network to build the world’s biggest local news community.
They will show stories, video and photography running on their wires.
But significantly, they are pushing citizen journalism with an easy click function to send individual’s video, pix and copy straight to AP from the scene of a breaking news story.
Quite how the quality control and spoof alerts will be executed is one thing.
The effect on professional journalism another – and one that has to be looked at closely.
But in my mind, every newsroom in the land should now be scrambling to kit their staff out with iPhone.
It looks like becoming the essential business tool thanks to many other back end applications including Push email, calendars and so on.
Apple have excelled in rolling out beta test drives across industry, education, entertainment, financials and most major working platforms.
It may very well be as close to being a Blackberry Assassin as we’ve seen so far.
Check out the detail here.
Or better still, watch highlights from the address here: