[wp-hackers] ipad & wordpress for ios - mini app or "plugin"?

Marko Heijnen mailing at markoheijnen.nl
Thu Sep 27 23:01:40 UTC 2012

Hey Steve,

The mobile apps can't have plugins and can only be used for editing post, pages and comments ( and little bit more ).
When you want to do extra stuff then you do indeed need to build a little app from scratch.


Op 28 sep. 2012, om 00:51 heeft Steve Taylor <steve at sltaylor.co.uk> het volgende geschreven:

> Hi all,
> I'm very experienced with WordPress but I have zero experience with iPad apps.
> I have a client project that includes a very complex front-end form
> for "making a pledge". It does actually register the person's details
> using an account with a specific role, but (1) they can't login (as
> yet - user accounts were used for potential future login requirement),
> and (2) there's a lot of custom data included in the process.
> The client wants something for their staff who are out at events
> collecting pledges to quickly enter basic details. The front-end form
> is usable, but it's heavily designed with a lot of extra stuff to
> "hold the hand" of users who are doing it for the first time (and will
> probably only ever do it a few times at most). These staff are doing
> one after another, and they need something without the hand-holding
> bells and whistles.
> I wondered about the WP for iOS app. Am I misunderstanding apps by
> thinking I might be able to hop on the back of this with my
> stripped-down form? It's for admins / editors only, that's why I
> thought of it. Can apps have "plugins"? Or would I be looking at
> developing a little app from scratch?
> Of course I can just create a new page in the standard web admin -
> just wondering what the options are.
> Many thanks,
> Steve Taylor
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