(WordPress For iPhone) One of the most requested features for the WordPress iPhone app has been to include site statistics such as pageviews per post, referrals, and the like inside the app. In fact, according to this trac ticket from 17 months ago, it’s been something we’ve wanted to do for a very long time. […]
What I’d love to know is what would people like to see both data wise, and visually, from inside the WordPress for iPhone app – and if something like push notification for stats would be of interest ? [sic]
Having push notifications for stats would be awesome, enabling bloggers to respond to traffic spikes resulting from a breaking news article, a controversial post or (God forbid) a DDoS attack.
(Note: iPhone users can currently analyze their traffic via Statistics For WordPress, which although lacking push notifications does provide an awesome user interface)
There is still no news on whether WordPress will launch push notifications for comments (a feature millions of bloggers will love), but the fact that they are considering push notifications at all is a good sign.
WordPress is also adding VideoPress to the iPhone app, which they briefly mentioned after highlighting their upcoming Nokia app last week.
Note: Emphasis mine.
There is no word on when these new releases will hit the app store (which unfortunately can take weeks to get through Steve Job’s “app tribunal”), but these updates should help the iPhone app as powerful as its Blackberry and Android brethren.
Author: Darnell Clayton
Darnell Clayton is a geek who discovered blogging long before he heard of the word “blog” (he called them “web journals” then). When he is not tweeting, Facebooking, or blogging about space and his beloved iPhone, he enjoys running, reading and describing himself in third person.