Want to Convert Your WordPress Blog to a Blackberry or Android App? Take a Look at JoeMobi!
December 22, 2011
There are millions of bloggers websites using WordPress as their CMS and surely many of them would be eager to have a mobile app to reach their audience away from the desktop environment. With JoeMobi this can now be done… in minutes.
JoeMobi gives bloggers a customized BlackBerry or Android app that their readers can download to their phone and use to read and interact with their blog or website. The site admin can simply download the free plugin to their WordPress site from the official WordPress plugin directory, log on to joemobi.com, register their site’s URL, and chooses the logo and background colours for the app. Now this isn’t a fully customized app, but for less than 1% of the cost of a fully customized solution it’s pretty darn good.
- The app can be submitted in the Blackberry and Android app stores / markets and instantly create a presence for the site in a venue that was otherwise previously out of reach.
- Users receive notifications for new blog posts (to keep them coming back) and help them interact with the website.
- Ad-based revenue sites, the ROI for mobile is higher as users are notified when there is new content posted to the site.
- Convenience and minimal cost.
“Having their very own, branded BlackBerry app was completely unattainable for the vast majority of bloggers before JoeMobi,” says Harry Scanlan, Director of Mobile Technology and partner at SpeakFeel, the mobile marketing agency and product development firm responsible for developing the app. “Now WordPress users can have their very own native app with control over the app’s look and feel.”
Web site owners can copy and paste the code to their site, making it simple for their readers to download the app to their BlackBerry device. JoeMobi also allows users to post responses and comments to blog posts directly from the app.
JoeMobi gives anyone with a WordPress blog a customized native BlackBerry or Android app in three easy steps.
“Of the 284 million people who view WordPress blogs every month, there will be communities that are more likely to be BlackBerry users, such as sites that deal with finance, fantasy sports or corporate content” says Kelly Brooks, President of SpeakFeel. “This allows bloggers to get prime real estate on their readers’ smartphones.”
JoeMobi is in beta and available for free now to build BlackBerry and Android apps. Soon users and sites built on the open-source Drupal CMS will be able to use JoeMobi too.
“This is just the beginning for JoeMobi,” says Noel Webb, Vice President and Chairman of SpeakFeel. “There are more widgets planned, including ones that will support advertising so that bloggers can increase their revenue stream.”
If you haven’t already, jump on the opportunity while you still can. This app appears to be poised to make a huge impact on the way we view and interact with mobile websites.