Tonight I downloaded the WordPress app for iPhone from the iPhone App Store. I was full of hope that it would make blogging by phone a little easier. Sadly though I couldn’t even get the app set up and I’m glad I didn’t have to pay for it.
First off the app couldn’t find a file called xmlrpc.php. Turns out Namesco deny access to that particular file. Duly renamed as recommended the app still struggled to save my blog settings. Every attempt to set it up resulted in the app self-closing. After around 10 attempts I gave up and deleted the app.
When an app is this unreliable in simply getting it set up it doesn’t inspire confidence that it will work eventually. Imagine spending an hour writing a blog post then the app shuts down unexpectedly before your post has been published.
It would appear that for now it is easier and safer to simply use your regular wordpress interface through Safari. You’ll need to put the text editor into HTML source though before you can type but it’s no great hardship. And that is exactly how this post was written.