Attn: Android users. We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of the new Tumblr app!
Apart from a totally new, beautiful interface, updates include:
- More responsive, faster-loading dashboard and blogs
- Better photo browsing and animated gif support when you tap an image
- Notifications for multiple blogs live in one place
- Tumblr Radar!
If your phone isn’t set to auto-update the app, be sure to download the update in the Google Play market.
In addition to this very official Tumblr Staff blog and our charmingly factual About page, you may already be familiar with our official Engineering blog, which shines a light on technical developments of interest to the Tumblr population. Today we’re rolling out four more departmental Tumblrs showing how we live and work, as well as better communicating with the community about what we’re doing.
The Editorial blog previews stories and features in progress from this new and still secretive organization (have you submitted to the Storyboard tag yet?). The International blog gives you a taste of our globetrotting efforts (did you know Tumblr serves nine languages, with more on the way?). The Ministry of Design represents our aesthetics corps (lately tripled in size and militancy). And the Support blog provides a wealth of tips, insight, and advice about how our friendly little town of 50-million-plus gets on and gets along.
More of these departmental Tumblrs may evolve and appear, and all should be considered works in progress — by turns serious and useful as well as creatively stimulating and amusing. Take a look and let us know what you think.
Location Melbourne, Australia
Mel Roach is an illustrator and animator from Melbourne, Australia, and her Tumblr is literally bursting with exotic creatures, comics, animated GIFs, and cartoons. (You may remember seeing her illustrated reindeer GIFs that exploded across Tumblr last December.) A recent graduate of RMIT University, she uses TVPaint to animate and draws with a mini Wacom tablet. Her final film project, Happy Happy Yay Yay, is a journey through action packed rainbows, chocolate and insanity. You know, the usual!
Also check out…
Do you want to flaunt impeccable grammar like a boss? Do you like memes? “Y U NO FOLLOW THE YUNIVERSITY?”
Every day for 100 days, Andrew Miller will paint a branded object white. From Tabasco sauce to McDonald’s french fries (with each fry painted white), the images are simple and compelling.