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The folks at Tumblr are certainly having a busy couple days in terms of the platform’s mobile lineup of mobile applications. After adding sponsored posts Tumblr Brings Sponsored Posts To Its iOS & Android Apps [Updates] Tumblr Brings Sponsored Posts To Its iOS & Android Apps [Updates] Popular microblogging platform Tumblr announced yesterday that it's now serving ads on its iPhone and Android apps. This move comes a year after Tumblr initially allowed ads to appear on its Web interface. These ads... Read More to its mobile apps just a few days ago, it has now released a fairly major update for its iOS application, and an official Windows Phone 8 app.

On the iOS front, the application now supports the sharing of blog posts to other social media sites, and sports a brand new template for sharing posts over email. Posts can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and other popular social networks directly from within the app. The app also supports saving blog posts for later using Instapaper, Pocket, and other similar services. App navigation has also been tweaked: you can swipe up and down to close photos, and scrolling through the following list is smoother.

A slight improvement has been made to GIF support on iOS. Now, GIFs will continue to animate as you scroll through the post, which streamlines viewing them a bit. However, this feature will not work on older iOS devices, so if you are using an original iPad, iPod touch older than fifth generation, or an iPhone 4 or older, you will not have access to this feature.

For Windows Phone users, this is the first release of an official Tumblr app. Tumblr for Windows Phone brings all the features you’ve come to expect, including the ability to post anything you’d like, and an integration with the phone’s voice assistant which should let you post using your voice.

Download the new version of Tumblr for iOS from iTunes. Download Tumblr for Windows Phone from the Windows Phone Store.


Source: PCMag

  1. David R. Wyder
    April 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    tumblr. is a terrible blog site. Over 90% of the site is simply reblogging and copyright infringement. They don't police the so-called blogs very well. A class action suit needs to be filed against them.

    • Scott M
      April 26, 2013 at 11:17 am

      I agree.Tumbler is not what it was.I have usually read about half the items through my news reader first.

  2. Jon Procter
    April 25, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Long overdue!

  3. DylCat93
    April 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    thats a bit off on the information about the tumblr iOS app. the GIFS animated before now, and continue to work on iPod Touch gen 4.

    • dleclair
      April 29, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      It's not that they didn't animate before, it's that they animate while scrolling instead of pausing.

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