It’s not exactly a Facebook phone. It’s not exactly a Facebook application. It’s Home, and it will be on select Android devices starting April 12. The company announced Thursday that the HTC First, as previously rumored, will be the flagship for deep Facebook integration, and other phones will have these capabilities soon. From these devices, Facebook will make a highly visual Cover Feed the focus, bringing users closer to photos, status updates, check-ins — and, someday, ads.
Millions of people around the Internet love using Cheezburger to turn photos into memes, but now users can connect their Facebook accounts into the Cheezburger Builder to get their friends into the mix. Cheezburger — the company behind I Can Has Cheezburger and Fail Blog, among others — has deepened its Facebook integration to allow users to seamlessly select their Facebook photos and create funny memes.
Game developer King.com announced its newest Facebook game, Pet Rescue Saga, last night at a launch party. King.com also previewed a mobile version of one of their most popular games, Candy Crush Saga. The company had a very important fan in attendance — Sean Ryan, Facebook’s director of games partnerships, who said King.com is making all the right moves.
Justin Timberlake is bringing MySpace back, as the singer/actor was featured in a promotional video for the former top social network, but it’s a cameo by the Facebook logo that may raise eyebrows, as well. Details haven’t been released yet, but it appears that the new MySpace will continue to have some kind of Facebook integration.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg laughed off the thought of a Facebook phone Tuesday, but many of the features that users would want from that mythical product can be found in Apple’s iPhone 5, which was announced Wednesday. The newest smartphone and iTunes will feature Facebook integration as part of the company’s plan to deepen its ties with the social network via the iOS 6 software update.
The website for cooking application iGrill normally gets about 70,000 visitors per month. Then Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted about it on his page. The response crashed the server of iGrill’s parent site, iDevices, with more than 1,000 visits per minute. The company, which recently added Facebook integration, joined SongPop in the ranks of Zuckerberg-approved products.
Using Bing to find the best sushi place in town? Now you can integrate your friends into the search. Bing announced Monday that it is enhancing its Facebook ties, allowing users to tag friends in searches and post queries instantly to their timeline.
Apple’s iOS 6 will come with more Facebook integration for the iPhone and iPad. Luckily for iPhone users, the next version of the Facebook app will also be faster, according to The New York Times‘ technology blog, Bits.
You’ve seen those Facebook like buttons pretty much everywhere you surf the web. But just how widespread is Facebook integration? According to web monitoring service Pingdom, 24.3 percent of Alexa’s top 10,000 websites have some kind of official Facebook interaction.