It took Tumblr long enough. Today the blogging company finally released an updated iPhone app that isn’t a complete pain to use.
Tumblr 3.0 for the iPhone sports a completely redesigned interface, some nifty new features, and it’s also much faster overall. The iOS app now resembles Tumblr’s Android app, which got a facelift in April. I haven’t had a chance to test out the new Tumblr on iPad, but there doesn’t seem to be a revamped tablet experience yet.
Tumblr CEO David Karp revealed last week at the F.ounders conference that the new app was on its way. At the time, he mentioned that the app wouldn’t feature ads when it launched, but Tumblr is working on implementing them soon.
Among the new features, the app now has support for higher resolution photos, a new photo-viewing experience, and offline browsing support. All of the tweaks aim to make blogging from the app much easier — something that Tumblr has curiously ignored for years now. The old Tumblr apps were functional, but were a chore to use.
Design is determining the winners in everything mobile. The most successful players are focusing on one thing: How to make products, services, and devices as compelling and delightful as possible – visually, and experientially. MobileBeat 2012, July 10-11 in San Francisco , is assembling the most elite minds to debate how UI/UX is transforming every aspect of the mobile economy, and where the opportunities lie. Register here.
Mobile developer or publisher? VentureBeat is studying mobile marketing automation.
Fill out our 5-minute survey
, and we'll share the data with you.