Tumblr's Very Own

Tumblr Ready to Make Nice With Outside Developers, Seeks API Liaison

St. Luke the Evangelist. (Bronzino (attrib.) via everypainterpaintshimself.com)

One team of unaffiliated mobile developers became Tumblr’s Richmond office after building a bangin’ third party app. But other independent developers working with Tumblr from the outside have had less luck. That includes Jeremy Culter, whose popular “Missing e” extension is a thorn in Tumblr’s side, and Windows Phone developer Steven Pears, who tumbled heartbreakingly about lack of communication with the Tumblr team. Mr. Pears’s story prompted a mea culpa from Tumblr founder David Karp back in November: “We’ve been letting down our developer community,” the founder wrote. Mr. Karp cited the lack of dedicated developer support. Read More