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WordPress for the iPhone is done and has been uploaded to the iTunes App Store for approval, according to the WordPress for iPhone blog. While there is no set time for release, it could be as early as tonight. (Update: It is live now, see the bottom of the post.)

With this announcement, WordPress becomes the second company (TypePad was the first) to offer a dedicated blogging app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. If you watch the video at the bottom you’ll see that WordPress is taking an elegant approach to the app.

I never thought I would be comfortable blogging from my phone, but I think this app may change my mind. Certainly, it would still be a hassle to type a long post, but a short blurb on some breaking news will be easy enough. What this may be real a lifesaver for is existing posts that need updates.

The app could prove even more helpful to spare-time and hobbyist bloggers than to professional bloggers. It lets you easily add pictures from your iPhone/iPod Touch album and take a new picture to upload.

The tool will work with both WordPress.com and WordPress.org blogs (version 2.5.1 and later).

Update: As we predicted, the app has gone live tonight. You can find it here.


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