How I turned my blog into an app (without the app)

One of the hot topics right now is mobile content. A lot of developers are trying to figure out the best way to turn a complex media rich website into an app so visitors can use it on their handheld device. I’ve come up with a solution that is both device and software independent, and I’m surprised more blogs aren’t using it.

A few weeks ago I changed to my current WP theme. I didn’t draw attention to this at the time but I also added a theme switcher widget. One thing you might not know is that there are many free themes out there, including one called Carrington Mobile. I find it quite usable on my iPod Touch. I haven’t tested it on other platforms yet, but I expect it to work fine.

P.S. If there is a theme you’d like or if there is a better free mobile theme, please let me know. I’ll see if I can add it.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Mike Cane15 September, 2010 has a mobile theme it puts up for everyone, if you check that option for your own blog. Been a while since I’ve been to the Apple Store to peek at my blog. Doubt it’s changed much.

    1. Nate the great15 September, 2010

      But how many blogs are using a theme switcher?

      1. Mike Cane16 September, 2010

        I don’t know. I don’t recall if it’s one of those things switched on or off by default. (It should be On by default, but they do that to the stupid Snap preview thing everyone hates!)


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