CutePress WordPress blog manager - app showcase
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CutePress allows user manage pages, posts, comments and media items on WordPress blogs. It needs an active GPRS connection or Wi-fi (on Wif-fi enabled devices) to access Internet.
Cutepress is a QML version of WordPress for Nokia app http://nokia.wordpress.org/ with some additional features.
It supports WordPress 2.7 or higher(WordPress.com or self-hosted).
CutePress is built using codebase of official WordPress for Nokia app and will be merged with the original version in the coming future.
It is built using Qt Quick components providing various enhancement to WordPress app.
Qt-Quick UI & Design Guidelines Compliance
As CutePress is built using QtQuick 1.0 components it complies to almost every Symbian guideline. It uses a vast number of components ranging from PageStack to Animation classes.
For compliance of icon guidelines, default Symbian toolbar icons are added to v1.2.0.
Note: CutePress v1.20 is currently under QA process on Nokia Publish. However an self-signed version can be downloaded from here.
Logical and consistent navigation structure
CutePress provide a consistent navigation for easy operation with every view having a back button to traverse to previous view and apart from blogs list view which is the initial page for the application and clicking back button on this view closes the application. CUtePress tries to use best possible icons for representing respective functionality and for prevent any confusion is user's mind it also have help view where a table of icons and their functionality is shown.
App icon consistent with Symbian style
CutePress app icon attached with the article is clearly having a consistent design with Symbian style.
Correct use of the components
CutePress is based on QtQuick 1.0 and QtQuick components for Symbian & MeeGo for corresponding platforms. Therefore, it is tried best to use QML components properly for consistent functioning with a number of built in and custom created components.
Non-threatening interface - don't ask the user for confirmation or passwords unless necessary
To prevent user for logging in again & again on each run, blog details are stored in a file. This way CutePres asks blog admins to login only once for adding a blog.
Good use of screen real estate
CutePress tries to provide maximum details in minimum possible way. To denote information about list items in pages & posts list view, color coding is used. Color codes for different publish status are defined in help view to prevent any confusion.
Utilising the toolbar where appropriate.
CutePress tries to maximize utilization of toolbar.
Problems faced & solutions implemented
Video demo of CutePress v1.0.0 at Youtube
You can download this app from Nokia store from this link: CutePress
For more detail, please visit Webpage of this app: ShowStopper - CutePress
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