On the same day Facebook expanded its Facebook for Business page to eight more countries and 11 additional languages, the social network also announced a redesign of its Facebook Developers website.
In a survey of 500 U.S. respondents who activated mobile phones from June through September, Facebook dominated in terms of usage, with 45 percent citing the social network as one of their three most frequently used applications, far ahead of second-place Twitter, at 13 percent, and No. 3 Candy Crush Saga, at 11 percent, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
Facebook and its Parse cloud-application platform held Mobile Developer Day at the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., last week, and the social network posted a handful of videos on the Facebook Developers YouTube page for interested parties who could not attend.
Login with Facebook has arrived for applications using Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems, as Facebook announced in a post on its developer blog that Facebook Login for Windows 8 is ready to use in production apps, while Windows Phone 8 support is being launched in beta.
The software-development kit for the Unity game engine that Facebook released in August is now officially out of beta, complete with the latest features of the social network’s SDKs for iOS and Android, Facebook announced in a post on its developer blog.
Facebook’s mobile application install ads have been a successful tool for brands and developers to drive users of the social network to install their apps, but what about getting them to return? The seven new calls to action for mobile app install ads announced by Facebook Tuesday are aimed at doing just that.