mobile apps

Facebook Developer Advocate: HTML5 ‘Needs To Prove Itself’ On Mobile

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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.

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Cooliris Is A Hot Facebook Photo App

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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.

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Birthday Post App Wins At Facebook Developers World Hack In Austin

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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.

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Mobile Facebook Messenger Update Adds Emoticons, Shows When Friends Were Last Active

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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.

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