The State of Mobile Content Creation
It’s a shame that Posthaven does not yet have a mobile friendly way to create blog posts. That said, I know it’s only two people recreating the service from scratch, so it’s surely somewhere on their rather long list.
I actually tried creating this post on my iPad onto one of my Posthaven-hosted blogs: PhoneBoy Says. The text entry field doesn’t seem to work in Mobile Safari all that well. I even tried using Drafts to compose it and copy-paste it into the text field. No dice.
As I said, I understand what’s happening at Posthaven so I’m willing to give them time to add the necessary functionality. My main method of creating content (podcasting) can be done on mobile devices but that is not being done on Posthaven. Depending on the feature set they ultimately implement, it may never be.
Meanwhile, the general state of content creation on mobile is not what it should be. I guess there is only so much screen real estate to work with. Or maybe mobile is not the place to do it.
I say: bollocks. Like we used to say at Nokia, the best camera is the one you have with you. Likewise, the best content creation device is the one you have with you. And more often than not, my mobile device is always with me when the mood to create strikes.
This is one reason like iOS over Android: the content creation tools in general are better on iOS. But they still have a long way to go.
And it’s not just the app makers. It’s the service providers that rely on content creation that need to make this mental shift. I’m under no delusion that everything will be created 100% by mobile devices ever, but surely the percentages will rise as more people get more capable smartphones with data plans.