- 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
Well what have we here! None other than the official Tumblr app for Windows Phone! Is it not quite foolish for a company like Tumblr to launch an app for an OS that is dead? /s (sarcasm). But I cannot lie, the launch of this app caught me totally off guard as I probably got a bit too comfortable using a wonderfully concocted 3rd Party Tumblr app made by the capable developer, Jose H. Arriago (@joseharriaga) (Kudos sir on a job well done!). That has pretty much been the story of Windows Phone for some time now. Lack of official apps but a bountiful supply of great 3rd party apps that fill their places. Before Foursquare, there was 4th & Mayor; before YouTube (and there’s still no official YouTube app—but many Google sabotage attempts) there was MetroTube and now there’s MyTube, No Pinterest, but there’s Pinspiration, Pinboarder, Pinsation; No Reddit, but Baconit stomps on many official apps.
However, slowly but surely, this situation has been changing. Windows Phone has seen quite a good number of official releases in recent times, some making it to Windows Phone even before iOS and Android (more often the latter of course). This is all of course a result of Windows Phone not being dead, as some people like to spew, but rather growing exponentially in many places that don’t happen to be America. I have no doubt that things will only continue to get better as Microsoft with their right hand help, Nokia, continues to develop and push the excellent and full of potential OS that Windows Phone is.