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 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.