Last month at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco, Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said one of the biggest mistakes the company made was relying too much on HTML5. Apparently, the technology still hasn’t made many fans within the social network. At an Apps World panel in London, Facebook Developer Advocate Simon Cross said that HTML5 is great on desktop but has some work to do on mobile platforms.
With all of the hype about the iPhone 5 and Facebook’s renewed focus on Android, it’s easy for BlackBerry’s newest release to get lost in the noise. The BlackBerry 10 was announced during a recent conference in San Jose, Calif. The new phone will have a native Facebook application, as well as (finally) timeline.
For people who have photos all over the Web — on Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, etc. — Cooliris is a great way to bring all of those images to one place and organize them. Facebook’s developers team thinks highly of the application, as it earned a spotlight on its blog. Cooliris gained a strong following shortly after launch, and the app has taken off on the Facebook platform.
Facebook has been pretty busy updating its mobile applications. Now it’s time for Camera to get a slight upgrade. The company announced Tuesday that it released Camera 1.1, which includes a few tweaks and fixes.
A group from tech agency R/GA traveled to the Facebook Developers World Hack competition in Austin, Texas, hoping to solve a simple problem: what to write on a friend’s timeline on their birthday. Knowing that “Happy birthday!” is entirely passé, the two developers created an application that suggests a more creative post for a friend’s special day. They ended up winning the best mobile application category at the Austin World Hack.
Shortly after Facebook announced an upgrade for Apple iOS devices and said it was working on improving the Android application, the team behind the site’s mobile Messenger app released an update that allows users to see when their friends were last active. Facebook is in the process of rolling the update out for Android and Apple users, who can now use emoticons and gain one-tap access to their friends’ timelines.
Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg loves SongPop. Facebook developers love SongPop. It seems like pretty much everybody loves SongPop. FreshPlanet, which developed the game, recently announced that the fun “Name That Tune”-like application reached some major milestones.
Not everyone hates Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Not long after an app developer wrote an open letter to Zuckerberg on his blog claiming that Facebook tried to bully him into an acqui-hire, the CEO of Earbits countered with a rosier opinion of the man in charge of the social network.
Though Facebook’s purchase of photo application Instagram may not be final yet, Instragram has already been reaping the benefits of being associated with the social network. The app’s blog reported that Instagram now has 80 million users, with more than 4 billion photos shared.
Like the Facebook application for your mobile device? Why not go all out and invest in a Facebook phone? Bloomberg claims that Facebook is reportedly working with HTC and could release a Facebook smartphone mid-2013.