April 28th, 2011

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Android App, Header design contest, Journal theme contest, Free vgift for Paid users

We've had a great week here at LiveJournal. After a long and dreary rainy season, Spring is finally playing peekaboo. The balmier days have left Frank clamoring for the great outdoors. He's itching for suggestions on recreational activities that don't require a whole lot of coordination or endurance. Give him some fresh ideas (a matching userpic is always welcome), and Frank'll send you a pair of anti-gravity boots to keep you walking on air (up through the first 10 pages of comments).

Introducing the Android App!

We're delighted to announce the new Android App for LiveJournal! We know a lot of you have been asking for this, and we're so thrilled to help you enjoy LiveJournal on the go! Once you download the app, you can:
  • Post entries to your journal and communities
  • Upload photos
  • Create and post polls
  • Edit your last journal entry
  • Compose and edit drafts
Manage your settings for mobile posting

Just a heads up: We'll be adding access to your Friends page in the next version. Have any comments or suggestions? We'd love to get your input. You can post your feedback to this post. And be sure to join ljmobile for regular updates.

Header design contest

It's that time of the month again! After agonizing review, we narrowed the selection down to 15 finalists. We invite you to vote for the design you'd like to see on the top of LiveJournal during the month of May. We'll begin accepting entries for the next header design contest next week. All submissions that came in after the deadline will be automatically entered into the next contest. We thank you, again, for making LiveJournal your canvas!

Journal theme contest

We're pleased to present ten journal theme finalists for your voting pleasure. The three themes that earn the most votes will be made available to all users for free! Thanks to all who participated, from the talented users who created these fabulous themes to the discerning aesthetes (i.e., YOU!) who will help us determine winners.

Nothing says party like a tinfoil helmet!

If you have a Paid or Permanent account (or if you've signed up for our free Paid Account trial), you can send five free tinfoil helmet now until Monday, May 2nd, at 4pm, PDT! You'll see both the free and the $0.99 gifts displayed until you've sent them to your friends. If you're not receiving vgifts (from friends and/or Frank), you may have disabled them. To enable vgifts, visit Edit profile (under Profile), scroll down to the bottom of the page, and check your settings. Make sure the box beside 'Disable sponsored only' is NOT checked! Now, go forth and shimmer!

Did you know ...?

If you're the lucky owner of a Paid or Permanent account, you can choose from hundreds of premium journal styles. We just added a premium theme page to make it even easier to dress up your journal, so you can change your theme as often as you change your ... underpinnings. To check out our premium themes, choose the 'Journal Style' link in the 'Journal' drop-down menu, then click the 'Premium' link on the left column under 'Select a New Theme.' If you're participating in our free Paid account trial, you can slip on any of our premium themes (don't worry, we'll save your old settings). If you haven't signed up for a free two-week Paid account trial, we invite you to sign up now, so you can start enjoying an ad-free environment, extra userpics, LiveJournal and Google stats, and more!

For more fun with photos, Frank and Meme, and LJ_Scribe, we'll catch you under the cut!

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