Tumblr arrives on Windows Phone with Live Tile integration

Tumblr for Windows Phone has just been released on Windows Phone 8. The app includes a Metro-esque interface, Live Tile integration and all the features that can be found on the iOS and Android iterations.

Tumblr has also noted the release in a blog post:

Tumblr for Windows Phone has arrived!

  • Find and follow the things you love
  • Share photos, gifs, video, quotes, chats, links, and text
  • Jump between your dashboard and Explore with just one swipe
  • Display the latest images from your dashboard on your lock screen and live tile
  • GIFs play as you scroll

Exclusivity is the order of the day with Tumblr's new app, as no other iteration offers functionality on the home screen. 

The release marks another step in Microsoft's quest to bring the most popular apps to its store. Still to come is wildly popular photo-sharing application Instagram, which Nokia may have confirmed just days ago. Whilst the Windows Phone platform has seen success with those wanting an interface that offers a fresh perspective to mobile computing, new consumers have complained that many essential applications that exist on iOS/Android are still absent from Windows Phone. 

As of April 13 this year, Tumblr had 102.6 million blogs. With a user base this large, the app's release is likely to please many customers.

Tumblr is available for download via the Windows Phone Store.

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Microsoft should have used a vm based system like Google did with Android using Java. This would have prevented the problem of backwards compatibility for the most part.

It's nice to have more apps so haters will shut up, but in reality, using the website is just as fine. Same with many other so-called apps.

MeowPurr said,
It's nice to have more apps so haters will shut up, but in reality, using the website is just as fine. Same with many other so-called apps.

What about the 50% of the Windows Phone userbase that gets none of these because they have 7.8? The latest 7.x device was released in November by Nokia so they aren't that old.

thealexweb said,

What about the 50% of the Windows Phone userbase that gets none of these because they have 7.8? The latest 7.x device was released in November by Nokia so they aren't that old.

I'm pretty sure 7.x users constitute less than 50% these days, but OK.

thealexweb said,

As of 5th March

"Windows Phone 8 devices represent 31% of devices detected by AdDuplex "

http://allaboutwindowsphone.co...x_March_reports_shows_W.php

So its more like a third by now probably.

So according to AdDuplex, Win 8 (43%) does actually have less than 7.x (57%), but 7.x's sun is setting, while 8's is rising. Would you invest in the thing that's going to last or the thing that's going to disappear soon?

http://lh5.ggpht.com/-V2JrJMbG...255B3%25255D.png?imgmax=800

(link source: http://blog.adduplex.com/2013/...ndows-phone-statistics.html)

Edited by ahinson, Apr 23 2013, 5:57pm :

neonspark said,
they just use a 3rd party app. and at least they got 1 more update than most android users will ever get

My phone came out when 2.2 was new and now I'm up to 4.0.4 (official rom) so I faired better than any 7.x user I'd say

Again, no need to have the app. Besides, tumblr should have done a 7.8 version. It's as easy as selecting the option on a dropdown (I doubt they are using any WP8-specific feature or API).

MeowPurr said,
Again, no need to have the app.

Couldn't disagree with you more. Navigating websites instead of apps on a smartphone is a pain in the butt. There's clearly a reason to have social networking apps, and that's ease of use.

Anthony Tosie said,

Couldn't disagree with you more. Navigating websites instead of apps on a smartphone is a pain in the butt. There's clearly a reason to have social networking apps, and that's ease of use.

I have used Tumblr mobile countless times on IE on my Windows Phone. It works great. See? You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

MeowPurr said,

I have used Tumblr mobile countless times on IE on my Windows Phone. It works great. See? You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

Despite the fact that it's a pain in the butt to navigate? And posts with multiple pictures won't allow you to scroll through them? And the new post button takes you to the main site that is horrible for mobile input? Having a different opinion than you doesn't make me ignorant.

Anthony Tosie said,
..Having a different opinion than you doesn't make me ignorant.
Being ignorant and being wrong aren't the same thing.

ahinson said,
Being ignorant and being wrong aren't the same thing.

Verbatim quote from MeowPurr: "See? You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about." Of course he thinks I'm wrong -- he has a different opinion. I was addressing his claim of me being ignorant.

His claim was that you believed that you knew what you were talking about, but were incorrect. Not that you were ignorant of the facts. There's a difference.