Facebook often comes into play during natural disasters or other crisis situations as a means for users to check on friends and loved ones, or alert them that they are safe. The social network introduced a tool Thursday to simplify the process, Safety Check.
The iOS tool behind the user interface for Facebook’s Paper iPhone application was open-sourced by the social network Wednesday, iOS engineer Nadine Salter, Instagram iOS engineering manager Scott Goodson and software engineer Andrew Pouliot revealed in a post on the Facebook engineering blog.
Facebook appears to be supplementing its recently introduced Privacy Checkup security tool with pop-up messages that appear when users are performing security-related tasks on the site.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s travels related to Internet.org brought him to Indonesia this past weekend, where he met with President-elect Joko Widodo, and where the social network hosted an Internet.org developer workshop in Jakarta with Ericsson and mobile carrier XL Axiata.
How did Facebook tweak the infrastructure behind its Messenger applications to focus on mobile speed and performance? Software engineers Jeremy Fein and Jason Jenks detailed the process in a post on the social network’s engineering blog.
Facebook is tweaking the Your Photos sections of its flagship iOS and Android applications, implementing a collage design that highlights the photos that have received the most likes, as well as adding an Uploads tab that displays all of a user’s photos in one place, TechCrunch reported.