Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressed advances in search during the company’s second-quarter earnings call last month, and the social network appears to be moving forward on that front, testing the ability by users of its mobile applications to search friends’ older posts by keyword, according to Bloomberg.
When Facebook held its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, its cloud-based application platform, Parse, launched iOS and Android apps to help attendees manage their F8 experiences. Parse announced Thursday that it has open-sourced the code for those apps.
Bluetooth-speaker manufacturer Jam Wireless Audio became one of the first brands to jump on the Hyperlapse bandwagon, releasing a video that it shot using the time-lapse-video application rolled out by Instagram earlier this week.
Facebook finally began officially addressing concerns about the permissions and privacy settings in its Messenger applications, with some mobile users seeing posts atop their News Feeds titled, “Messenger: Myths vs. Facts,” containing a “Learn More” button that brings users to a post by Peter Martinazzi, a product manager on the Messenger team.
Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network Instagram announced the launch of Hyperlapse, a stand-alone application (currently available only for iOS) that allows users to create high-quality time lapse videos.
With school starting up again, what if parents had an application that mined public posts on Facebook and Twitter to make sure their areas are not “Sick Zones,” where parents posted about their kids suffering from maladies such as the flu? Enter iPhone app Sickweather, which does just that.
With all of the mostly misguided hysteria about Facebook’s Messenger applications and the user data they request permission to access, satire and entertainment blog Cream Bmp Daily may have concocted the most outlandish tale to date, saying that illegal conversations conducted on the messaging apps are being forwarded to law-enforcement authorities.
Facebook is rolling out an update to its Messenger application for iOS to protect users from a vulnerability in the operating system that allowed scammers to force users’ iPhones to automatically place expensive calls.