Facebook announced at its Mobile@Scale event in October that it would open-source a spring dynamics animation library for Android, Rebound, which allows developers to animate user interface elements based on the rules of physics and spring forces. Software Engineer Will Bailey offered more details on Rebound in a post on the social network’s engineering blog.
Facebook confirmed that it is beta-testing customizable lock screens for its Home Android overlay, along with several new features that were rolled out Tuesday night to participants in its Facebook for Android Beta Testers program.
What may very well be a leaked version of the new version 4.0 of the flagship Facebook application for Android counts among its features far more extensive customization of the lock screen for its Home Android overlay.
Just when you thought the Facebook phone rumors were finally put to bed with the release of the social network’s Home Android overlay and its flagship device, the HTC First, The Wall Street Journal reported that executives from scuffling handset maker BlackBerry met with Facebook executives last week to gauge their interest in bidding in the company, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Content from Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram, which had been available on the lock screen for Facebook Android overlay Home for Android beta-testers, is now available to all users in the latest update to Home.
Facebook Home isn’t the only player in the Android launcher game, as INQ Mobile announced Tuesday that its SO.HO is out of beta, and that it added a fourth feed to join Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, featuring rich media from all three of those social networks.
Facebook’s Home Android overlay is about to get a lot more crowded, as Engineering Manager Tom Alison announced in a Newsroom post that content from Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram will be added to the Home lock screen for the social network’s Android beta-testers.
Mark Zuckerberg Discusses Going Public, NSA Controversy, Home, ‘Moving Fast’ At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed a variety of topics with TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 Wednesday, including his advice for Twitter as it prepares to go public, whether Android overlay Home is a failure, and his opinions on how the government handled the aftermath of the reports about the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative.
Facebook For Android Update Includes Ability For Home Users To Control Music Apps Via Cover Feed, Animated Stickers
The Facebook for Android Beta Testers program continues to bear fruit, as new features to the social network’s flagship application for the platform, which were added to its beta app earlier this month, are now part of the mainstream app, with the most dramatic addition being the ability by users of the Home Android overlay to control music apps they are using — such as Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, and Rdio — directly via their lock screens.