I Have an iPhone

I have had an iPhone for about two months now. I’ve been meaning to write a review, but you know how these things go. By the time I got around to it (today), there were already hundreds (if not thousands) of reviews available both online and in print, so I have decided to fall back to the standard “I have an iPhone” post.

Plain and simple, I have an iPhone, and it is the best mobile phone that I have ever had. My favorite feature is definitely Mobile Safari, which allows me to browse the internet with a real web browser from almost any location. With that said, it is still nice to encounter websites with interfaces built especially for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Here are three such interfaces that my iPhone could not live without:

  • Google Reader – Simply access Google Reader with your iPhone or iPod Touch, and you will be taken to an interface specially designed for touch-screen use. Google Reader is the best mobile feed reader, bar none. I especially like the fact that it allows me to “star” articles for later review.
  • Pownce Mobile – With Pownce’s new mobile interface, posting messages, events and links from even the slowest connection has never been easier.
  • iPhone Pepper – With this handy Mint pepper, you can view your Mint stats in a single column, no horizontal scrolling or zooming required.

Would I recommend purchasing an iPhone? Of course I would! If you don’t want to leave your current mobile service provider, or don’t want to lay down the cash (or credit) for an iPhone, but you do frequent locations with free Wi-Fi, you may want to consider purchasing an iPod Touch instead.

4 responses

  1. Have you tried iWPhone, the other WordPress plugin that optimizes for iPhone? Check it out at http://iwphone.contentrobot.com/

  2. Thanks, Jason. I had thought about using iWPhone here, but ultimately decided against it.

    My favorite feature of the iPhone is the ability to browse with Mobile Safari, a real fully featured web browser. While it is nice to use a light interface specifically designed for the iPhone with content management or application-like sites, like the WordPress admin interface or Google Reader, I still prefer to view the rest of the web, including my blog’s Fauna-based theme, as it was intended to be viewed.

  3. James:
    Glad to hear that you’re enjoying WPhone. If you have any bug reports, feature requests, etc., feel free to let us know.


    -Doug Stewart
    WPhone Plugin developer

  4. Thanks for the great plugin! I have no bugs to report and no features to request at this time, but I’ll let you know if I encounter any.