I came across some exciting news on the TypePad front. TypePad has released TypePad Mobile which works on Series 60, Windows Mobile and Palm devices.
Today we’re excited to announce the release of TypePad Mobile, a free application for your Palm, Windows Mobile or Symbian Series 60 smartphone that lets you post photos and entries to your TypePad blogs and photo albums with just a few clicks. It’s just the latest step in our goal to support blogging from wherever, whenever.
I have installed it on my Nokia 6630 and it looks pretty interesting. One thing I like is how it allows me to post to any of my blogs on TypePad from my phone. A big trend is something called “moblogging” which is basically blogging on the go. I did a little bit of this when my wife and I were in Cape Town recently (take a look at my Vox blog) and it is a great way to blog when you don’t have a computer nearby.
As Darla Mack pointed out, TypePad Mobile is available for so-called first and second generation Series 60 mobile phones so you will have to wait a little longer if you have one of the new Nokia N-series phones.
Jeff Clavier has a review which will be of interest to Windows Mobile device users in particular. The one niggling thing he picked up on is that there is no way to tag posts or add links on TypePad Mobile so you’d have to edit the post on a computer at a later stage if you want to incorporate that functionality into your post. This is a little annoying because in some instances you may as well just wait till you get to your computer anyway before posting. What this means, at this stage, is that TypePad Mobile is not intended to much more than quick posts for the most part. Not that I’d try compose a detailed post on my Nokia’s keypad anyway …