Do you have an iPhone? Or a web-enabled cell phone? If so, you can now browse Simply Recipes with your phone, in a custom-built site, designed specifically for the itsy bitsy screens on mobile phones.
When Apple came out a few months ago with their latest “3G” iPhone, I finally bit the bullet and bought one. I love this phone. If I could marry a phone, it would be the iPhone. Favorite feature? The built-in GPS that shows you exactly where you are on a map, and gives you directions to where you want to go. I’ve also loved having the Internet so available. If I’m in a grocery store and can’t remember the specific ingredients needed for a recipe, I can look it up on the phone. With this new Simply Recipes iPhone app, looking up ingredients just got a whole lot easier.
Want to take a peek? Point your iPhone (or other cel phone) internet browser to http://www.simplyrecipes.com/m/.
The most recent recipe is featured at the top, with links to more recently posted recipes. You can use the search bar to look for any recipe on the site. Recipes are also arranged by type, the same categories that are on the regular website.
If you are using an iPhone, you can easily add a Simply Recipes icon to your iPhone home screen which will point to the iPhone web application. Just direct your iPhone Safari browser to http://www.simplyrecipes.com/m/ and click on the “+” sign at the bottom of the screen. Select “Add to Home Screen”.
Don’t have an iPhone but are using another type of cell phone with web access? I would love to get your feedback. We already know there are issues with IE Windows Mobile 6. Seems to be working okay on Blackberry.
Before anyone starts giving me undue credit for this idea, my friend Heidi Swanson of the gorgeous food blog 101 Cookbooks came out with her iPhone recipes over a year before mine. Her clean, streamlined mobile pages are the inspiration behind the Simply Recipes iPhone version. Many thanks also to web designer Jesse Gardner of Plasticmind Design who I think you will agree did a beautiful job.