Facebook-owned cloud application platform Parse announced the launch of its Parse Push Experiments earlier this month, aimed at allowing developers to incorporate A/B testing into their apps’ push notifications. Facebook data scientist John Myles White offered some best practices for developers using Parse Push Experiments, as well as a video of the tool in action, in a blog post.
Facebook is the social network most shoppers turn to for information to help make their purchasing decisions, but the importance of products that are shared on the social network is often overstated, according to the results of a recent study by website A/B testing solution Visual Website Optimizer.
Facebook-owned cloud application platform Parse announced Monday that it is providing a way for developers to incorporate A/B testing into their apps’ push notifications with its introduction of Parse Push Experiments.
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Facebook announced the launch of two new tools within its App Insights for developers: label cohorts, which allow developers to create groups of users within their applications and compare statistics such as revenue and time spent with their full user bases; and retention charts, which allow them to analyze retention of their apps’ users over time and determine the effects of changes to those apps.
Facebook continues to take steps to aid small and midsized businesses with advertising and marketing via the social network, but companies in the financial-services sector face unique challenges due to their heavily regulated industry. With this in mind, Facebook announced Thursday that it is teaming up with DigitalGroundUp – which describes itself as an interactive technology platform that teaches digital marketing via experiential online courses — to develop a series of courses to help those companies take full advantage of Facebook’s resources, while remaining fully compliant.
The Facebook Data Science Team announced its first software release, saying in a note on its page that it is making available an open-source version of its PlanOut tools for A/B testing and other field experiments.