Google Glass is not even available to the public yet, and there are already two Facebook applications for the head-mounted device, with photo-sharing app Glass to Facebook now joined by the much more thorough ThroughGlass.
Over the past few months, Facebook has undergone a serious face-lift, with Timeline and News Feed becoming much more visually appealing. How did it all happen, and what was the reasoning behind it? Facebook Strategic Partnerships Manager Ime Archibong recently spoke with sister site Inside Facebook about the changes the site has seen recently, and what it means for developers.
Facebook announced Tuesday that the application modules it introduced for Timeline in March have now been rolled out to all users, encouraging app developers in a post on its developer blog to incorporate these sections into their apps
The third season of smash HBO drama series “Game of Thrones” recently debuted on Yes Oh, an Israeli TV network that airs shows from HBO and other cable networks, and social marketing outfit Blink created a “Game of Memes” application for Yes Oh’s HBO Facebook page.
In Russian Roulette, players have a one-in-six chance of losing their lives. In Social Roulette, users have a one-in-six chance of losing their Facebook accounts. That is, until Facebook took away the gun. TechCrunch reported Monday that Facebook 86′ed the data connection to Social Roulette, an application where users play and there’s a one-in-six shot that their Facebook profile will be deleted. Four hours after its Saturday launch, Facebook cut off data to the application, stating a violation of platform policies.
Wondering what to do this weekend and want to see where the hotspots are in your city? HugeCity mines Facebook’s public event data to bring it all together. Now HugeCity has an iOS application, as well as a fresh look for its website.
Facebook’s efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion have hit a major roadblock, as Israeli daily newspaper Calcalist reported that Waze’s co-founders and CEO are balking at the shuttering of the company’s development center in Israel and the relocation of some of its employees to the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
The good news: Facebook Home can now be run on all Android devices running version 4.0 of the mobile operating system or higher, even if they are not on the social network’s list of officially supported devices. The bad news: In order to run Home on non-supported devices, users must first uninstall (and later reinstall) the flagship Facebook application and Facebook Messenger, and then side-load Home.
Facebook released version 2.0 of its Pages Manager for iOS application, adding features such as photo filters and stickers, but removing insights such as clicks and people talking about this, as well as other features, albeit temporarily.