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.
Since launching in 2011, DAU-UP has helped developers including Playtika, Social Point, and Plarium promote their games via its access to Facebook’s application-programming interface. On Thursday, after six months of beta-testing, the company will launch its Mobile Gamer Acquisition Solution.
Facebook introduced App Links, an open, cross-platform solution for application-to-app linking, at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, and the social network announced in a developer blog post Tuesday that more than 1 billion unique App Links have been enabled by mobile developers, adding that App Links can now be used in mobile app ads through Preferred Marketing Developers.
Two more television shows are now more tightly integrated with Facebook, as social relationship platform provider Spredfast used two of the media application-programming interfaces the social network introduced at its F8 global developer conference in April for NBC’s “Today” and Discovery Channel’s “’Street Outlaws.”
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil kicks off June 12 and runs through the championship game July 13, and Univision Deportes Network will provide exclusive Spanish-language in the U.S., including 24-hour coverage, as well as 56 live games (all 64 matches will be available via its Univision Deportes application). The Hispanic-targeted cable network also reached a partnership with Facebook to add content form the social network to its telecasts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Social marketing solutions provider SocialCode has a new chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering, naming former EAT Club CTO and VP of Engineering Mike Deerkoski to the posts.
Facebook has launched several initiatives aimed at boosting media companies’ presence on the social network thus far in 2014 — Public Content Solutions, aimed at providing its partners with dedicated technical and business resources to build out media solutions on Facebook and Instagram; FB Newswire, a project with social content discovery outfit Storyful to aggregate publicly shared content on Facebook, by media organizations and individual users, to aid journalists in their reporting; and the four new media-centric application-programming interfaces it announced at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco last month — but the media industry took a shot across the bow in the form of a long rant posted on the social network by Director of Product Management for Ads and Pages Mike Hudack.