[wp-hackers] Plugin Challenge: Post from an iPhone

Stephane Daury wordpress at tekartist.org
Mon Sep 17 15:41:15 GMT 2007

You should read the 3 messages that preceded your message in that  
same thread.
Sent yesterday by Viper and I.


On Sep 17, 2007, at 10:29, Stephen Rider wrote:

> I agree with you in principle, _but_...
> The iPhone has a hugely more sophisticated web browser than pretty  
> much any mobile machine out there.  The thing basically runs a full  
> deesktop browser.
> This has two ramifications with regards to a "mobile interface"
> 1) It can actually run the regular WP interface pretty well
> 2) As more website and such code for the advanced capabilities of  
> the iPhone, it is pushing hard on other producers to create mobile  
> devices that can handle complex sites.
> I don't think it's a bad idea to create a _really_ stripped-down  
> interface for run-of-the-mill mobile devices, but I like the idea  
> of creating a full-function (or most-function) for devices that are  
> on this high level.  Other devices will catch up in time -- the  
> market demands it.  :)
> I want to figure out how well the iPhone runs Ajax.
> I have some strong ideas about interface.  I'll write again when  
> I've had a bit of time...
> Stephen
> On Sep 12, 2007, at 9:20 PM, Mark Jaquith wrote:
>> A lot of "for iPhone" sites *don't* do so well in other devices  
>> because they count on iPhone-level JS support and MobileSafari- 
>> specific features.  Heck, most "for iPhone" sites don't work on  
>> Desktop Safari or Firefox.  Would be nice for people to develop  
>> sites that work well on all mobile devices (iPhone/iPod Touch  
>> included), and not just sites that emulate the iPhone interface.   
>> Because no matter how popular those Apple devices become, it's  
>> still a very small portion of the mobile universe.
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