What should a mobile content management system (CMS) look like in a mobile environment? This article: Rethinking the content management system for mobile started my mind spinning around the requirements for CMS in an increasingly mobile world.
Here are a few of my initial thoughts:
- It needs to be easy to riff off of other content. By this I mean: Have a piece of content, like the one that inspired this post and easily include and cite that content properly and begin writing in the CMS.
- As such, it needs to be seamless with my newsreader. This requires a simple posting API. Think Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, etc.
- The content creation environment needs to be super simple, without distraction, and have easy access to my photos, camera, video, and other multimedia capabilities on my mobile device. This doesn’t mean a messy and technical WYSIWYG toolbar, just simple and familiar patterns of adding content using your phone. A good example of this is Vesper.
- Easy to preview, publish, and syndicate. Once I have my masterpiece (quickly and simply) completed, I need to push the button and publish it to my website or blog and then automatically get it syndicating. What content syndication really means is a whole additional post, but you probably have some understanding of what that might entail.