∞ Patent shows iWeb could come to the iPad

A patent filing from Apple shows the company could bring its Web site building tool, iWeb, to the iPad.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]Apple lists apps that have been designed to work with gestures, including Keynote, Pages and Numbers, all part of the company’s iWork suite. One other app is mentioned too — iWeb, according to Patently Apple.

The iWork suite of apps has already been brought to the iPad, but iWeb has not. In fact, on the Mac, iWeb is one of Apple’s least updated apps. Part of the iLife suite, iWeb was basically ignored in the last round of updates for the suite.

The patent describes “A method is performed at a multifunction device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface. The method includes: displaying a first user interface for an application at a first magnification level. The first user interface includes a first plurality of user interface objects. The application has a range of magnification levels, including a predefined magnification level for requesting a second user interface with a multi-finger pinch gesture. The method also includes: detecting a first multi-finger pinch gesture on the touch-sensitive surface; and, in response: when the first magnification level is the predefined magnification level, displaying the second user interface simultaneously with the first user interface, wherein the second user interface includes a second plurality of user interface objects that are distinct from the first plurality of user interface objects in the first user interface; and when the first magnification level is greater than the predefined magnification level, zooming out the first user interface in accordance with the first multi-finger pinch gesture.”