As you may or may not have heard, it was officially confirmed yesterday that the Apple iPhone is coming to Canada. Rogers didn’t provide any further information, but we can fully expect the iPhone to be pretty popular around these parts, just as it has been in the United States and other parts of the world. Even where they don’t sell the iPhone officially, people have been jailbreaking and unlocking the touchscreen mobile phone for some time now.
Given the rising popularity of Apple’s phone, some blogs are starting to notice another web browser in their Google Analytics accounts, seeing that people are surfing to their sites not only in Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer, but also through the Safari browser in the iPhone. Most sites are not optimized for the smaller screen of an iPhone, so what is a blogger to do?
I came across this post on the blog of Miss604, highlighting a unique theme and plug-in that creates a secondary version of your blog specifically for iPhone users. Called WPtouch, it automatically recognizes when someone is viewing your blog from an iPhone and then it renders a version of your blog that is easier to read and navigate.
In a nutshell, what WPtouch does is strip the site of a lot of images and heavy text, replacing it with a simple single-column design that is more easily read on an iPhone. You can find the plug-in over at Brave New Code, along with some supporting documentation.