Over the past few months, Facebook has undergone a serious face-lift, with Timeline and News Feed becoming much more visually appealing. How did it all happen, and what was the reasoning behind it? Facebook Strategic Partnerships Manager Ime Archibong recently spoke with sister site Inside Facebook about the changes the site has seen recently, and what it means for developers.
Facebook announced Tuesday that the application modules it introduced for Timeline in March have now been rolled out to all users, encouraging app developers in a post on its developer blog to incorporate these sections into their apps
Journalists were all about Facebook Wednesday, as the company conducted its first-quarter earnings call. The social network returned the favor Thursday, offering up best practices for journalists and best practices for media companies’ pages, as well as a case study highlighting the successful run on Facebook by Slate.
Stuzo, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer specializing in engagement, loyalty, and advocacy solutions, announced the additions of a chief technology officer and an executive vice president of client engagement Monday.
Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013: Easier Mobile Open Graph Integration, Improved Login, New IOS SDK, Launch Of Facebook Technology Partners
Facebook used its Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013 event in New York Thursday to announce that 81 of the 100 top-grossing iOS applications, 70 of the 100 top-grossing Android apps, 82 of the 100 top-grossing iOS games, and 75 of the 100 top-grossing Android games are integrated with the social network, and to introduce three new mobile products: easier integration of Open Graph on mobile, an improved login with Facebook, and a new software-development kit for iOS.
One month after Facebook gave developers more options for Open Graph actions, the site is making it easier for those developers to create engaging stories, as well as to set up collections for users’ Timelines.
What does Facebook Home for Android, which the social network introduced Thursday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., mean for developers? Facebook outlined ways that applications can take advantage of home’s extremely visual cover feed, as well as its notifications and Chat Heads feature, in a post on its developer blog.
An enterprising mom in California had an idea for an application that would be similar to OpenTable or Yelp, but for babysitters. Using Facebook’s platform as a vehicle, Lynn Perkins started UrbanSitter about a year-and-a-half ago. So far, there are 15,000 babysitters in the program and 50,000 families — a number that grows as the platform rolls out to more cities. The app and website allow families (largely in areas such as San Francisco, New York, and Boston), to find college-aged babysitters, and to see who their Facebook friends have hired to take care of their kids.
Odds are, if you’ve connected with an application on Facebook, you’ve seen the familiar warning that it can post to your Timeline and on friends’ News Feeds on your behalf. There’s a way you can go back and fix this through the activity log, so the app’s activity can only be seen by you. You can also remove the app if you don’t want it to have access to your profile anymore.
Facebook offered more details on the games section being added to Timeline), which Product Manager for Growth and Revenue George Lee discussed at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier this week.