Posterous for mobile devices
I wrote before about Posterous, the plain-vanilla blogplatform I use mainly as alternative to Twitpic on one of my blogsites “Shot From the Hip: I take a picture with my iPhone, and mail it to my Posterous account with the subject as the title. Less than a minute later, the post appears. Including the location it was posted from, if I enabled the location services on my iPhone. Simple as that.
Five hundred pictures (or posts) later, it seems “Shot From the Hip” became a photographic journey allowing my loved once to follow what I am doing, exactly what I wanted it to be. Imagine what you can with that functionality, if you’d use it as a photo-log for your organisation’s projects, or for your field trips.
Posterous has now implemented a new feature, changing its layout and functions when it detects you browse from a mobile device.
For instance, on my iPhone, the home page of my Posterous site used to look like this:
Now, detecting the visitor uses a mobile device, the homepage shows:
Much neater, cleaner and easier to browse…
Clicking (well… “tapping” on an iPhone), on one of the posts shows the single post, automatically optimizing and resizing uploaded media such as pictures, galleries and video.. (except for the fact that iPhone does not show Flash video, of course..):
There are a few limitations: Commenting does not work (at least not on my iPhone) and there is no access to your profile or “Subscribe buttons”.
One trick: while you can switch to the “old” look by tapping on the “Use full site” button:
… there is no way back to see the mobile “look”… Except if you delete the cookies of your mobile browser.