you have to be in root when creating such folders.
you can change permissions for your user name to have root access. (not recommend)
I'm currently updating the admin section, I'm editing the css style on a demo box, don't like the green drop down menus any more and I have given my admin section a look like the new wikki page .
to edit such file I had to chown govo -R /var/www. I know this might change some settings but its just a test server.
did you re-create the generic web orbitor for the ipad? this will also work with the old android app