Inspired by the wave of tools hitting the App Store, I got the idea, that I might want to moblog. Meaning I’d like to have a sweet new tool to easier access this Movable Type installation on my iPhone than by the web browser interface.
So I visited the website and found lots of new interesting features…
First you can turn any website into a desktop application (on a Mac of course) with the help of an open source application called Fluid. In the case of my Movable Type Dash Board or Facebook I find that very helpful.
For iPhone and iPod Touch users there is a iMT plugin which makes blogging over the iPhone and iPod Touch very pleasant. To install you have to copy two folders into your Movable Type installation, and you’re ready to go. One further enhancement is to set a bookmark on your iPhone desktop and … tada! … you sort of have a blogging application on your iPhone/iPod Touch. That was simple!
If you like the iPhone-Movable Type GUI you can choose in your Fluid-Movable Type Installation that it uses this GUI by setting the User Agent (Menu Bar) to Mobile Safari in the Application Menu. Finally you can choose to make it a Menu Extra. Installation instruction.