It's been about 18 months since I first wrote about Zapd, a clever app that lets you build simple, attractive Web sites using nothing more than your iPhone.
Why would you want to do that? To chronicle something cool, of course, like a wedding, vacation, party, or even a work project. I mean, your photos are already in the phone, right? The next logical step is to publish them where friends and family can have a look.
Of course, most such events involve your friends, family members, and/or co-workers, who will no doubt be snapping photos of their own. That's why the new Zapd 2.0 allows others to contribute their own content to your site. Now, suddenly, you've got the means to whip up a crowd-sourced blog, photo album, project diary, or the like. And that's seriously amazing.
Though it's been rebuilt from the ground up, Zapd still works much the same way as before: choose a template (the app has about 45 of them, with more to come), give your site a name, then start adding text, photos, and/or links.
These elements can be rearranged just by dragging and dropping. This can be a bit tricky within the tight confines of your iPhone's screen, but ultimately it works just fine. When you're done, Zapd will i... [Read more]