iPhone and Drupal

iPhone integration is coming fitfully to the Drupal world. We are happy to report that two tools, one recently released, are making it easier to create content and maintain your sites. BlogPress is a fairly well-established app that permits you to write simple posts and upload pictures. Exempli Gratia:

You are mostly limited by your tolerance for the tedium of thumb typing. Drupad is a new app & module combination that eases some common site moderation tasks, such as user permissioning, comment handling and backing up.

The above was composed entirely on the phone via Blogpress. Line breaks are absent, and it’s not feasible to include links. This really limits the utility of the app. Yet the picture integration is pretty good: the app grabs a pic from your phone and sends it off to Flickr. So, it’s worth keeping in the hope that a new version fixes that problem and adds features like CCK┬áintegration.

I’m quite pleased with the early state of Drupad. Handling comments is great, and that’s the kind of idle drudgery you’re likely to do on a phone while on the train, in line, in the car etc.