Wondering what to do this weekend and want to see where the hotspots are in your city? HugeCity mines Facebook’s public event data to bring it all together. Now HugeCity has an iOS application, as well as a fresh look for its website.
Contrary to an erroneous report in The Guardian last week, Facebook isn’t losing users in the U.S. They’re just changing up their habits. According to figures provided to AllFacebook by Nielsen, Facebook users are shifting more of their social network time to their mobile devices and away from desktop. In March 2013, U.S. visitors to Facebook’s mobile application (Android & iOS) spent an average of 6 hours, 49 minutes on the site, compared to 6 hours, 44 minutes on average on desktop.
A few weeks ago, Facebook updated the layout for pages on iOS and mobile web, bringing information such as a map and a call button to the top. Friday, Facebook will start rolling out this update for Android.
Facebook released version 2.0 of its Pages Manager for iOS application, adding features such as photo filters and stickers, but removing insights such as clicks and people talking about this, as well as other features, albeit temporarily.
Facebook users tapping the social network to get, well, really social will likely be heartened by news that Bang with Friends released applications for the iOS and Android platforms, while a more subtle Facebook app, YouShouldTotallyMeet, is aimed at bringing the matchmaking process to users’ networks of friends.
Say you’re planning a big trip to New York. You want to get in touch with friends to go to a movie or a concert while you’re in the Big Apple, but can’t remember exactly which of your Facebook friends lives there. Ribbon, a recently launched iOS application, makes it easy to find friends in faraway cities.
Stickers are spreading through Facebook’s applications. Facebook updated its Messenger for iOS app Monday, adding stickers and the ability to swipe to delete conversations. Stickers were previously available on the main Facebook for iOS app, but now they’ve been added to the stand-alone Messenger app.
Facebook added its new Chat Heads feature to its iOS application last month, and now the social network is prompting users of the app to begin using the feature.
It was a sunny morning back in August 2008 when Stuzo launched its first-ever experience on a Facebook page for “Gossip Girl.” Back then, our engineers were still coding in Facebook Markup Language, and the creative was constrained to 520 pixels.