Facebook is testing a new feature in its flagship iOS application that appears to be inspired by similar capabilities in messaging apps such as Snapchat, if not by classic television series Mission: Impossible: Users who are part of the can schedule the deletion of their posts in advance.
Facebook took a step forward in its efforts to ease the process for developers seeking to integrate their applications with the social network, announcing the rollout “over the next few weeks” of a new app registration flow.
Registered developers on Facebook are also finding themselves on the receiving end of the social network’s hard sell of its Messenger applications, as many are seeing emails encouraging them to “enable private sharing with the message dialog.”
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.
Facebook’s latest “acqu-hire” is a sound one, literally, as reports by TechCrunch and VentureBeat indicated that the team behind audio-production company WaveGroup Sound has joined Facebook, although the company was not acquired.
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.
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.