A large segment of custom domain blogs experienced an outage earlier this afternoon with roughly 3.5 hours of intermittent availability.
The interruption stemmed from an issue in the way this blog traffic gets load balanced (distributed across our servers). This system has been undergoing a delicate but comprehensive overhaul to handle the tremendous amount of new traffic we’re projecting this year. This is one of many areas where our engineering team (now 22 strong) is constantly striving to make our infrastructure as resilient as possible.
It goes without saying that the performance of your blogs is our highest priority.
Tumblr Android 2.0.2 is ready to download on the Android Market!
For those of you on older phones who couldn’t upload photos, that should now be working.
There were also cases where the Reblog screen wouldn’t switch to landscape mode. That’s also now fixed.
We’ve heard a few reports of folks having trouble launching the app, and our last patch seems to have cleared everything up. If you’re hitting this, please uninstall and reinstall the app from the Android Market and the issue should go away!
Sorry for the trouble. Please let us know if you run into any more issues.
We’re currently working on things like: Landscape mode for the Dashboard, moving the app to the SD card, speeding up loading times, and making the app Honeycomb compatible.