Early this morning Automattic’s native iPhone application, WordPress was released.

The app doesn’t have too many features other then being able to create posts, save local (as in, on the iPhone) drafts, editing, posts, and changing of post status.

I haven’t seen any major bugs, the one that I did find though is that when you choose a category there is no back button, you tap at the upper right hand corner to go back, where there is no button, it isn’t very obvious. It was very easy to set up with both of my self hosted blogs and also works with WordPress.com blogs.

You can also insert photos that are in your iPhone’s library which is nice but it is difficult to place the image exactly where you want it.

The two features I’d like to see added is the ability to do links and the ability to moderate comments. In the future even you could install a plugin on your blog that could notify you with the push notifications feature that will be supported by the iPhone in September.

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