Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 06:19:53 +0200
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Bumblr brings Tumblr to Symbian
- View dashboard.
- Create, edit posts.
- Reblog posts.
- View user following blogs.
- Like/unlike posts.
- Follow/Unfollow blogs.
- View published, drafts, queued posts of all user blogs.
- View posts of a particular user.
- Search tags.
- Tag and type filtering options for posts
- Settings option to display unlimited posts
- Tag search to show more than 20 posts
- Fix for bug related unchanged like/unlike value in single post view
- Fix photo post display when count of photos is 9
- Fix for bug crashing app on refreshing a non-existent blog
- Performance improvements
Tumblr seems to have taken off as a photo-centric social network in much the same way as Instagram and, of course, there's no official client for Symbian - the service is just too new for that. Happily, there's Bumblr, a third party client for Tumbr and its public APIs, letting you post, reblog, edit, tag, and more... It was first released late in 2012, but this is a brand new version, details below. Being a Qt app and with the developer also being a Meego fan, note that this is also available for the Nokia N9.
From the developer's description:
Bumblr is a Qt/QML based Tumblr app for Symbian and MeeGo devices.
It supports almost all the features that are provided by current Tumblr public v2 API i.e., posting, reblog, editing, like, unlike follow, unfollow, user followings, blogs, tag search, etc.
It is aimed to be a fully featured Tumblr client for Symbian and MeeGo platform.
Bumblr is built using Tumblr’s v2 APIs with custom Qt/C++ wrapper written to access all API methods. Due to this reason, new features can be easily added in it in future.
This seems pretty comprehensive, though I'll confess to never having used Tumblr in my life (am I out of touch?), other than to sign up today in order to see what the fuss is about!
New for Bumblr v2.3.0 are:
Here's Bumblr in action:
You can buy Bumblr here in the Nokia Store for £1.50. There's a free/trial version, but I wouldn't recommend it since it's an older version and also has numerous functional limitations.
Comments welcome if you're a Tumblr user - does this fulfil all your micro-blogging needs? Apologies that I haven't been able to exercise all Tumblr's functions, I'm sure you'll push the software far more. So, are there any mobile showstoppers for you?