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.
Things are about to get a lot more interesting when the clock strikes noon throughout the U.S., as social dating application and website Coffee Meets Bagel officially launched its application for the iPhone and iPod Touch Thursday, just prior to going nationwide starting next week.
When Chief Technology Officer Bret Taylor left Facebook last year to launch a startup with Kevin Gibbs, his friend, the founder and tech lead of the Google App Engine and creator of Google Suggest, would “word processor” have been anyone’s guess as to what they would create?
Displaying real-time Facebook like totals in stores and other business locations is starting to catch on, as Pretty.Digits announced the launch of LikeScreen, which displays a live, real-time like counter on an HDMI-compatible screen.
Facebook released an update to its iOS application, version 5.5, and the main addition is the ability to make free calls if both users are located in the U.S. or Canada, which the social network added to its Messenger app in January.
It seems like Facebook’s privacy settings change almost on a weekly basis. A new iOS application from Germany, Kleek, hopes to make browsing and posting to Facebook from mobile phones a simpler experience. Kleek allows users to essentially create their own algorithms, filtering a news feed to see the friends and pages they want to see and giving users control over who sees what they post.
Thursday, Russian search engine Yandex released a mobile application, Wonder, that was something like Facebook’s graph search mixed with Siri. From an iPhone or iPod Touch, someone could ask Wonder, “What sushi restaurants do my friends like in San Francisco?” and it would come up with a list, based on their Facebook friends’ likes and check-ins. A few hours after the app went live, Facebook pulled its data from Wonder.
Hitting a bit of a musical rut and looking for some new tunes? Turn to your Facebook friends for inspiration. Social music service Serendip announced Wednesday an iOS application for those looking for new songs to listen to when they’re away from the computer. Serendip takes suggestions from content shared by Facebook friends and Twitter followers and gives users recommendations on what’s new and popular.