Tumblr's "Native" iOS App Update Brings New Dashboard, Gestures

Josh WolfordIT Management

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Tumblr has just made a significant step forward for users' mobiel experience, as they have released version 3.2 of their iOS app. This time, the Tumblr app is completely native and features a better dashboard, new notification previews, and GIF integration.

"We’ve been working on hard on some new updates for you, and are thrilled to pull the curtain off of a big one — our iPhone app is now completely native! We think you’ll love the faster, smoother, and more responsive Tumblr Dashboard," they say.

The new "native" experience is a pretty significant rebuild, as Tumblr abandons web views. They say that this shift will make the user experience more responsive, and on first impressions they are right.

Here's a full list of the updates the shipped along with version 3.2:

  • Redesigned dashboard — enjoy bigger photos and faster post loading.
  • Spiffy new notification previews so you can see exactly which posts were liked, reblogged, or replied to!
  • GIFs now play automatically on your Dashboard! Slide your finger across a GIF to view frame by frame.
  • New gestures — swipe right on any screen to go back to the previous view; long tap photos, links, tags, and post headers for more options.
  • Brand new blog screens with blog portraits and descriptions.

Last month, Tumblr launched their spiffy Photoset app for iOS, allowing users and non-users to create their own photosets quickly and easily. Android is still waiting on its version of the new Photoset app, but they did get some improvements to their Tumblr app a couple of weeks ago.

You can grab the new Tumblr app today on iTunes.

Josh Wolford
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