It’s been just two years now since WordPress, the popular blogging platform, released its first mobile app. Today the company is celebrating reaching the million mobile user mark by releasing another app – this time for Nokia smartphones.
It’s amazing to think that, as WordPress mobile project developer Isaac Keyet writes, “each day thousands of posts are written and posted using nothing but a wee phone keyboard and a built-in camera.” Move over, Gutenberg!
Keyet says that WordPress has two platforms in their scope and Nokia was one of them. Nokia, while largely ignored by much of the tech crowd, still has more than 1.3 billion users worldwide and 40% of the smartphone market runs on Symbian, according to numbers released at the last Nokia World 2010 event in September. According to at least one forecast, Symbian still has a couple of years left at the top before Android comes in and takes the top spot.
That’s all to say that, while we focus on the iPhone, Android and Blackberry platforms – all of which WordPress has apps for – coming out with a Nokia app is good news for a lot of people and will hopefully help to propel the world of mobile blogging.
WordPress for Nokia will allow users to “write and edit posts and pages, manage your comments queue and keep an eye on your blog’s statistics”. The app is available for download from the Nokia Ovi Store and from the WordPress for Nokia site.
As for that other platform, we imagine that WordPress for Windows Mobile is likely on the way, but in the meantime, take a look at WordPress’s classy, sweet morning jazz look at its new app: