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Bookbee goes iPad-friendly with WordPress plugin
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  • March 24, 2011
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WordPress site owners are going a little potty today, at the announcement that sites hosted on WordPress.com will get an auto-generated iPad-

friendly HTML5 view for readers on tablets.
Nice.
Considering I’m writing this on an iPD, you can probably guess that I’m keen to show Bookbee’s wares (oo-er) in the same way.

Luckily, there’s a plugin that will do the same job for we self-hosted WordPress types too. And I’ve just installed it. Hopefully it’ll help those on tablets to get the full juice out of Bookbee.

That, and I just love playing with plugins. let me know if it looks better, the same, or totally borks the site for you. As always, I am guided by you, the readers.

Here’s what ReadWriteWeb had to say about the new functionality:

According to the announcement, the iPad version of WordPress.com blogs will be powered by HTML5 and OnSwipe, bringing an “app-like” functionality to iPad users. Already, about 750,000 daily pageviews come from iPad users and the company says that “with the launch of Apple’s iPad we have seen the future of computing and it is touch.”

The addition of an iPad-optimized view will allow blog owners to customize background images, logos, fonts and skins for iPad visitors, as well as disable or enable the iPad view entirely. For those who run WordPress on their own server, the iPad view is available as a separate plug-in.

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3 Comments
Nate

2011-03-24 11:49:20 Reply

I didn’t find it to be very stable. Have you tried it yet?

    JD

    2011-03-24 11:51:47 Reply

    I haven’t got my iPad to hand, but it’s live now on my site. How does it look?

      Nate

      2011-03-24 12:01:47 Reply

      I don’t have an iPad (yet). I tried and failed it install in on my blog, and then went and viewed sites using it on a demo iPad 2 at BestBuy.

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