updated 04:10 am EDT, Sun April 3, 2011
iWeb set to join GarageBand and iMovie for iPad?
It may have been some time since iWeb, Apple’s simple WYSIWYG web page design tool, has received new features. However, it appears that Apple has at the very least considered bringing it across to the iPad. A new patent application has emerged that shows a version of iWeb for the iPad. It would join GarageBand, Keynote, Numbers, Pages and iMovie as productivity and creativity apps ported from its Mac OS X platform over to its burgeoning iOS platform.
Apple’s iWeb for Mac OS X, ships as part of its iLife suite of applications that comes bundled with the Mac OS X install. The app makes it simple for users to design their own websites by providing them with templates to which they only need to add text, photos, movies or other media. While it does not require users to have a MobileMe account, the application ties in seamlessly with the service by giving users the ability to publish their finished page to the web.
An iPad version of iWeb would help to further the appeal of the device in educational settings, where students are often required to design and publish their own webpage. Casual users would find uses for the app, which in its Mac version, also allows users to embed Google ads in their webpages in order to generate revenue. [via Patently Apple]