The iPhone Podcast

staff:

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.

  • 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.

We’re really excited about this release and we can’t wait to see what you do with it. Try it out.

The Tumblr app has always looked good, and the UI is decent, but it has been painfully slow.

This update finally changes that. Posts load quickly and animated GIFs actually work inline.

The app still needs audio posting with URLs and SoundCloud, better video sharing, and Markdown support (they actually removed it for some reason).

Try it.