updated 01:50 pm EDT, Tue August 5, 2008
Freeway updates to v5.2
Softpress systems has updated Freeway 5.2, its traditional page application designed to create dynamic sites without the need to write code. The update brings new features such as Google actions and Blogger templates as well as tools that allow users to easily create iPhone specific pages. Users now have the ability to specify the icon that will appear on an iPhone if the site is saved as a web clip. Links for iPhone applications, Mail, Phone, Maps, and YouTube, have also been added in this release to allow designers to create websites that move readers to appropriate locations for viewing information.
Designers are also now able to create different versions of the same video file for viewing on an iPhone with EDGE, an iPhone with WiFi/3G and for regular desktops. QuickTime will then be able to automatically detect the reader's needs and play the appropriate file.
Softpress has also published "Building websites for the iPhone with Freeway" a document for teaching website builders good practices for designing iPhone and iPod touch based websites. Freeway 5.2 is available as a free download to current users. Licenses are also available for new users: a Pro license costs $250 and and Express license costs $80.