When Facebook held its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, its cloud-based application platform, Parse, launched iOS and Android apps to help attendees manage their F8 experiences. Parse announced Thursday that it has open-sourced the code for those apps.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could know when someone unfriends you? Facebook apparently doesn’t want you to know when someone unfriends you, though, so it’s not easy to sort out (short of keeping a separate running list and checking it periodically for the missing). But I have two friend trackers you can try.
Music fans have embraced concert-discovery application Bandsintown, and now the company is targeting artists and managers with its new app, Bandsintown Manager, aimed at allowing them to manage their social presences via their devices.
Developers looking for a way to more closely tie their applications together with their websites will soon have a solution, compliments of Facebook, which announced at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday that it is beta-testing a feature it is calling mobile install notifications.
Thursday is the first day of spring, and Facebook shared some spring-cleaning tips for users looking to tidy up their News Feeds, shine up their profiles, organize their notifications, and get their privacy settings in order.
Employees can be valuable brand advocates, and marketing solution Dynamic Signal released a new tool earlier this week to help move that process along, rolling out its VoiceStorm employee advocacy platform as an iOS application.
Facebook reminded application developers that the end of the holiday season does not mean their efforts to attract more users must end, as well, and the social network also offered tips on successful engagement strategies for mobile apps.
The Internet offers a ton of distractions for you when you’re trying to work, but Facebook might be the site you find yourself surprised to be on the most. There’s something addicting about being completely up-to-date on everything your friends are doing, but sometimes it can really hurt your productivity. Good thing there are a number of ways to change your settings in order to keep Facebook from distracting you too much. Cut down on notifications, chat windows, and spammy inbox messages so you can get back to work.