Those using WordPress (and an iOS device) for their blogging needs may want to fire up the iOS App Store as version 3.0 of the app has just recently been released. And in addition to a fancy new version number (3.0), the WordPress for iOS app has gotten some seemingly welcomed features. The goodies include push notifications, a swipe-to-moderate toolbar additional language support and last but certainly not least — a “vastly improved performance, especially for iPad.” That last one sounds pretty good, but breaking the other points down a little further and we have the following;
- Push Notifications for WordPress.com. If you have a WordPress.com blog added to the app, you’ll now be able to opt in to receive push notifications of new comments.
- Swipe-to-moderate Toolbar. In the Comments list you can swipe over any item to bring up a moderation toolbar.
- Now also in Chinese (Taiwan), Hungarian, and Polish.
Otherwise, the WordPress for iOS app requires iOS 4.0 or later for use and will work with all WordPress.com blogs as well as any self-hosted WordPress blog that is running version 2.9.2 or higher. Finally, WordPress for iOS is free to download, free to use and universal with proper support for the iPhone and iPod touch as well as the iPad.