If you didn’t know, when you visit our website from an iPhone or an iPod touch, the site changes it’s design automatically to fit better and speed things up. You can always switch it back to the full view but many like this more simple view to help make things faster. Here’s what it looks like right now:
The company that develops this is Brave New Code and they have announced some updates coming in the future to the plugin for WordPress.
Themes – This means that not all blogs with this plugin will look the same. We can customize the look how we want it.
Web-app mode – This will affect our readers the most. Check out the details from Brave New Code:
For iPhone/iPod touch visitors this means they can bookmark your website to their home-screen and your website will automatically be saved as a self-contained application which will run in fullscreen mode.
This means no address bar at the top of the screen, nor navigation bar at the bottom. Just your mobile site, in full and glorious view.
All posts, pages, comments, etc., are handled with Ajax, and assets and resources for your mobile site will be saved and stored locally on a visitors device using HTML5 cache technology, whether in web-app mode or not. This means a super-fast and highly-optimized, custom website experience for your website visitors, as native as one can get to a native application on the iPhone/iPod touch.
Other features for website owners include a new admin panel, a paid options with more features like real tech support, not just reading their forums and easier for current plugins to work along with being easier to create plugins for WPtouch specifically. You can also create a loading page for your web app like the one below:
Blog Post from Brave New Code: http://www.bravenewcode.com/2010/05/the-big-changes-in-wptouch-2-0/
Don’t expect this too soon. The Beta hasn’t even been released yet. We’ll let you know when we change things.