The video-sharing application and Snapchat competitor that was first reported by Financial Times last month appears to be ready to “Slingshot” itself onto the iTunes App Store, as TechCrunch, The Verge, and sister blog Inside Facebook all caught glimpses of a listing for the new Slingshot app before Facebook began to remove it from the App Store, and AllFacebook spotted it on the App Store page for Malaysia (still live at the time of this post, with a release date of June 10).
What difficulties did Engineering Manager for Paper Scott Goodson and his team encounter while developing the social network’s recently introduced iPhone application, and how did they overcome those difficulties? Goodson offered a behind-the-scenes peek in a post on the Facebook Engineering blog.
Despite Instagram’s rapid growth, the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network still does not have an official application for Apple’s iPad tablet, and developer Codegent is looking to fill the void with Flow, which debuted on the iTunes App Store this week.
Facebook’s Graph Search is finally going mobile, as it will be added to the social network’s flagship application for iOS, according to a report by 9to5Mac, which added that the Messenger app is undergoing an overhaul, as well.
After taking care of users by updating its flagship iOS application for iOS 7, which Apple officially rolled out Wednesday, Facebook took care of its developers with the release of a new software-development kit for the operating system.
Facebook marked Apple’s official rollout Wednesday of its iOS 7 operating system for its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices with the release of a new application, version 6.5, with design changes to conform with the new elements of iOS 7.
With Apple set to roll out iOS 7, and many reports pegging Sept. 10 as its debut date, Facebook urged iOS developers to update their software-development kits.