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Mar232011

Onswipe iPad App for WordPress.com and WordPress.org Plugin Now Available

WordPress.com with Onswipe an integrated iPad app for WordPress.com based blogs. The iPad-optimized view is app-like in its functionality, but pure HTML5 goodness on the backend: it supports touch interactions, swiping, rotation, and many other features of the iPad.

If you browse to Appearance -> iPad in your Dashboard you can:

  • Have the theme use an image from your recent posts as a cover
  • Upload a logo to showcase your brand or personality on the cover
  • Upload an image to be used as a loading graphic when visitors add your site to their home screen
  • Switch fonts
  • Choose from 9 different skin colors, to best match the feel of your site
  • Enable or disable the whole thing

When you tap to view a post, you get to see the full content with a slick commenting interface and social sharing tools for Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress.com literally at your finger tips.

Onswipe iPad App for WordPress.com and WordPress.org

Current features includes:

  • Accelerometer Aware
    Content layout changes according to the way that your reader is holding their iPad
  • Homescreen Icon
    Get homescreen real estate! Now your readers can save your blog to their home-screen and have an icon right next to the rest of their apps
  • Loading Screen
    When readers tap on your icon, they will be presented with a loading screen with an image or graphic of your choosing
  • Cover Image
    Padpressed grabs the image from your latest article and instantly makes a beautiful magazine-like cover for your publication
  • Integrated WordPress Comments
    We pull your existing comments and allow your readers to leave their own.

Onswipe has also made the plugin available for self-hosted WordPress.org sites, which you can download here.

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