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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pinterest Mobile

We believe that mobile is extremely important, and mobile users should have a world-class Pinterest experience. Our goal is to make Pinterest available to anyone, anywhere they go. In support of this, we released a big update to our iPhone app last month, but lack of bandwidth on our end has left Android and other smartphone users in the dark.

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This is a milestone release that marks the first step in allowing everyone to pin, regardless of what smartphone you use. Pinterest Mobile is an HTML5 application, so anyone can access from their phone’s web browser. That also means that we can update it with new features a lot faster than a native app.

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From when I first started on this project, I wanted Pinterest Mobile to allow for people to experience all of Pinterest anywhere, without ever needing to visit the site on their computer. We’re still a ways off from that goal, but this is a significant first step.

What we’re launching today is a streamlined experience for iOS and Android. You can view pins and boards, look at profiles, follow people and of course, repin all the things you find. In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding the ability to search and browse by category, edit pins, and create new boards. Support for other touch based devices like Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry will be coming soon. Of course, we’ll be fixing bugs as we find them as well.

I’m really excited to be a part of the Pinterest team and I hope you enjoy Pinterest Mobile! As always, if you have any feedback or bug reports, be sure to let us know! You can visit Pinterest Mobile by going to pinterest.com on your mobile device or directly by hitting m.pinterest.com.

Ben