Many people already blog direct from their mobile devices – through native applications for services such as Posterous or Tumblr – but most agree that these methods are hardly sleek or intuitive. There’s certainly room for improvement, and website creation platform Weebly (www.weebly.com) believes it may have an answer. The service – which currently enables some two-percent of the web – just announced the launch of its first iPhone app that lets you create and manage a new blog or website direct from their iPhone. That’s right, no PC needed.
Through its app, a user can easily post an entry, moderate and reply to comments, manage leads from an in-built contact form, cross-post to social sharing sites like Twitter or Facebook, as well as view web traffic statistics. What’s different? Drag-and-drop functionality and rich text editing that enables you to easily add and manage elements such as text, photos and video in your posts.
“We believe it is critical to give our users a mobile compliment to the web experience, as bloggers, website creators, and small business owners increasingly need to communicate with their audience on the fly,” says David Rusenko, co-founder and CEO of Weebly. “Our goal with the iPhone app was to make it easy and simple for anyone to create and update their site or blog entirely from their phone, particularly as mobile devices become more intrinsic in our everyday lives.”
“Most of us want to share photos and videos the moment they are captured – or respond to customers and clients immediately – and Weebly‘s iPhone app’s simple drag and drop features make the process a breeze.”