e-shopping with iPhone in your hand !

La boutique en main

A shop in hand

Is it possible with CMS WordPress to build a e-shop that is in the hand of the clients ? Yes ! Below here some infos about offer xiliphone.mobi :
– Optimum User Interface for iPhone or l’iPod Touch with the « webkit » features.
– Large screen to present products.
– A readable Cart.
– Addons to promotion or special price campaigns.
– …
La liste

La liste

UI tailored to the iPhone
– For optimum readability, usability and very easy browsing.
– The maximum information (text, illustration, price ,…).
– And one click ordering without looking at the details of the article by the presence of the button « Add to Cart » inserted in the list.
– A click on the photo or the title allows access to the product file.
– A layout images optimized for maximum information.
– …

La fiche article

La fiche article

A screen product for clearer information.
A sheet article detailed and clear:
The following informations are displayed :
– The name of the shop and its logo.
– The product and its price.
– A photo.
– A special optional translucent overlay.
– The description.
– The group (category) where the product is stored (and you can easily return the list.)
– An addition to the easy cart
– A return to the home of the shop.
– Direct access to the cart.
– …

Le panier

Le panier

A readable summary of the contents of the cart:

– Products are listed with quantities.
– The totals include VAT if necessary.
– The entries for the command are displayed in your cart.
– The ability to change quantities before ordering.
– As an option, it will be possible to have a synthesis « visual content »of the cart.
Mention prix spécial

Mention prix spécial

The graphic transformation of « special » module price that provides WPSC.
– The old price strikethrough!
– The new price is stated in clear.
– The mention special prize is added bias.
– The information is under the product image
– …

Liste enrichie

Liste enrichie

The markers appear at display of the list :
– The reference price on special printing on a translucent.
– The old price remains visible next to the new price written widely.
– Information about the existence of alternatives order.
– The star that you can click to see more information.

All these specifications about the shop are available: DemoShop F2V here .

The look of the shop is obviously different if it is visited with a current browser (like Firefox) or with the iPhone. Some features appear on iPhones (iPod Touch) with the OS 2.x.



On the left, this is the look of this article as an iPhone user can view it.

The team xiligroup is available to design the look of your shop in harmony with the design of your business identity. Please use contact form.

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mar 18 Nov 08 - Rubriques : News about xiliphone kit

How to prepare a WPSC shop to be iPhone (iPod Touch) compatible ? [updated]

1) Verify that your WP site has a current theme (for all browsers) and a theme for iPhone and if the xilitheme-select plugin is installed and activated.

2) To introduce (for webmaster) :

WPSC is a plugin that install the « shop » in a page (not a post) and subpage. iPhone module will use this feature to include a special template for these ‘shop’ pages. In the iTouch demo, the Template Name : mobile-shoppage is inserted in the top of the file page-shop.php in the theme. (see WP Page codex about template)

3) To preparing

If your current theme (for default browsers), create a template page by duplication the page.php or create a new one with a Template Name

After go in the admin UI and select this Template for all the pages of the shop.

– it is very important that the Template Name must be the same in the template file in the current theme and in the « itouch » theme folder.
So when WP detect the iPhone AND the shop pages, it will deliver an optimized UI.

4) Themes in WPSC :

WPSC plugin has his own themes folder – It is the look of the shop include in the pages of the shop in current folders.
iPhone Module (in Gold Cart) has also his themes folder containing « look » sent especially to iPhone / IPod browser.

Next post will present how to personalize a shop by modifying the default delivered template


Why the iPhone kit for Gold-Cart of WPSC is not plug and play ?

Each shop must have its own personality. You have to adapt the style (.css) and the logo and the way how the shop in implemented in your site.

In this period, the software of WPSC plugin is constantly changing. (From RC1 to a stable release- RC3 Dec 8th).

We offer support for the first subscriber.

What to do in pages created by WPSC plugin in the site ?

These pages contain shortcodes ‘productspage’ .

To add the dynamic menu at the end of the pages as presented in iPhone / iPod touch screen add just after it the shortcode ‘xili_wpsc4touchnav’.

The result in content is ‘productspage’ ‘xili_wpsc4touchnav’ (replace ‘ by [ or ])

Please note that WPSC shortcode is not a real shortcode as documented in WP codex because it must be always the first of the page content.

Don’t forget also to verify that the choice of template page is adequate.

lun 17 Nov 08 - Rubriques : Technical notes

Le plugin xilitheme-select est dispo

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Le plugin
xilitheme-select permet de détecter quel navigateur est utilisé par l’internaute. Si c’est un iPhone ou un iPod Touch, il délivre un ensemble d’informations afin que le look et l’interface soit totalement adapté.
Le thème
A titre d’exemple, le plug-in est livré avec un thème spécifique pour l’iPhone.
Les spécificités pour l’iphone :
Le thème est compatible (et aussi la boutique) pour les utilisateurs d’iPhone ou d’iPod Touch. Il est compatible avec le plug-in e-Commerce (WPSC) de instinct.nz.
The demo shop F2&V (Fruits Flowers and Vegetables) is here.

La compatibilité
A ce jour, le plugin et le thème sont compatibles WordPress 2.6.x.

Le futur
Le plugin détectera non seulement les mobiles type iPhone mais les autres leaders du marché.

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Pre-release infos

This site is a creation of xiligroup dev. Here will be presented module and theme specially adapted for browsing and e-commerce on iPhone (iPod Touch) based on the WordPress CMS. The e-commerce module prototype is presented as demo here (try to browse with your iPhone to see the specific and optimized UI).

mer 15 Oct 08 - Rubriques : News about xiliphone kit

Q & R

Pourquoi sur Safari n’apparait pas le look « iphone » ?

Faute d’iPhone, vous pouvez voir l’apparence « iPhone » sous deux conditions :

  1. activer le menu « Develop » via les préférences
  2. choisir l’User Agent « iPhone »

Existe-t-il un simulateur ?

Oui : l’iPhone simulator livré avec le kit développeur iPhone.

lun 13 Oct 08 - Rubriques : Technical notes

Délai ?

La mise à disposition des produits sera faite dans une ou deux semaines.

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Bonjour tout le monde !

Bienvenue ! Bientôt sur ce site sera présenté l’offre de xiligroup spécifiquement dédiée aux décideurs qui souhaitent que leur site web soit optimisé pour la navigation via l’iPhone ou l’Ipod Touch.

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