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
Facebook offered more details on a targeting field for custom audiences that it introduced at its Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013 in London earlier this month: app user ID, which was included in its latest software-development kits.
Cloud application platform Parse, which was acquired by Facebook in April, announced the launch of Parse Hosting Tuesday, joining its four existing offerings — Parse Data, Parse Social, Parse Push, and Cloud.
Facebook’s transition to a mobile-first company continued with great speed during the first quarter of 2013, as the social network reported that 30 percent of its total advertising revenue during the period came from mobile, up from 23 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Last month, Facebook announced some major milestones for games and laid out plans for the future for roughly 300 people at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. For those who missed out, Facebook recently released some videos recapping the panels from the conference.