PadPressed, is a WordPress plugin, which helps you to make your WordPress blog Apple iPad friendly. The plugin was created by Jason Baptiste and he created this plugin targeted specifically for Apple iPad users.
The main idea behind this PadPressed WordPress plugin is to present your blog look like a native iPad app when accessed from iPad. PadPressed works with your existing WordPress theme and it loads only for Apple iPad visitors.
Features of PadPressed WordPress Plugin:
1. Built In Social Sharing Widget:
PadPressed WordPress plugin comes with built-in social sharing widget that allows your readers from Apple iPad to share articles via Facebook, Twitter, and Email.
2. Swipe Featured Slider:
The Swipe enabled featured slider allows you to set a featured category for your blog. Readers can swipe through your featured articles. The featured category also comes with an autoplay option which you can enable if you want to.
3. Custom Homescreen Icon:
When an iPad reader, adds your blog to his home screen, the PadPressed plugin automatically format your logo to be used as the HomeScreen icon, which looks much like an actual iPad application.
4. Touch Navigation:
Instead of using drop downs or small hard to click text links, PadPressed plugin allows your blog readers to switch blog categories simply by touching the large icon associated with that category. Although no one has complained about this feature, TechCrunch said that they have noticed some issues with this touch functionality.
5. Swipe To Advance:
PadPressed plugin comes with a new feature, Swipe to Advance that allows your iPad readers to go through your articles just by swiping. If a user swipes to the left they will be taken to the next article and if they swipe to the right they will be taken to the previous article.
6. Accelerometer Aware:
PadPressed notices the orientation of a reader’s iPad and to increase their readability it comes with an built-in Accelerometer Aware option. The function of Accelerometer Aware is, If a reader holds the iPad in Portrait mode it displays the article as a single column and if he rotates his iPad into Landscape mode, the article automatically turns into three separate columns.
PadPressed is a better option for web publishers who wants to optimize their content specifically for the iPad users.
PadPressed is available for a one time fee of $49.99. Once you have a license for PadPressed, the support and upgrades are free for life time.
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