Better communication between applications will improve the mobile experience. In the past several months, Google, Apple and Facebook have announced deep-linking initiatives that vary based on company goals. In this article we’ll discuss the motivations behind them and a brief technical overview of each solution.
Facebook is sharpening the precision of the targeting options available for its mobile application ads, allowing developers to target specific devices, rather than simply operating systems and versions.
Facebook’s Ads Manager has gone mobile, as the social network announced in a post on its Facebook for Business page that Ads Manager will be included in its flagship iOS and Android applications, as well as via its mobile site.
Facebook is testing another redesign of its events page, and the most prominent new feature is an “Events for You” section, which includes public events on Facebook that users or their friends were not invited to, in places users have not checked into.
Music fans have embraced concert-discovery application Bandsintown, and now the company is targeting artists and managers with its new app, Bandsintown Manager, aimed at allowing them to manage their social presences via their devices.
In February, Facebook Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein said the social network was not scrapping its sputtering Home Android overlay, but a lot has apparently changed in four months, as The New York Times’ Bits blog reported that the team of engineers that had been working on Home has been disbanded.
Facebook-owned cloud-application platform Parse announced the launch of ParseLoginUI, an open-source library project enabling developers to build login screens on Android apps with the Parse software-development kit.