The Facebook for Android Beta Testers program continues to bear fruit, as new features to the social network’s flagship application for the platform, which were added to its beta app earlier this month, are now part of the mainstream app, with the most dramatic addition being the ability by users of the Home Android overlay to control music apps they are using — such as Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, and Rdio — directly via their lock screens.
The latest version of the Facebook for Android beta application includes an intriguing new feature, giving users of its Home Android overlay the ability to control music apps they are using directly via their lock screens.
Facebook lost another key overseas executive, as EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Director Christian Hernandez announced in a post on his Facebook page that he was leaving the social network to join early-stage venture-capital firm White Star Capital as a managing partner.
Mobile application install ads and domain sponsored stories are currently the most widely used ways for advertising apps or content-heavy websites on Facebook. These types of ads make it possible to promote likes, shares, and app installations in an efficient manner, but is this really all?
People love listening to music through Facebook-connected applications such as Pandora, Songza, and Spotify. As Facebook noted in a Stories post Tuesday, more than 110 million songs, albums, and radio stations have been played 40 billion times through apps that use Facebook’s Open Graph. Facebook took a highly visual at how songs trend across the country.
Many of Facebook’s more than 1 billion monthly active users would agree — the site is great, but could use some improvement. As users complain about ads, a cluttered and confusing interface, and several other things, there are a few things that Facebook could implement to make the site much more palatable. Here are five innovations (some possible, some rather imaginative) that we think would improve Facebook.
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
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.
One of the leading minds behind Facebook’s mobile-first push is leaving the company. TechCrunch reported that Rasmus Andersson, Facebook’s lead mobile designer, has taken a job at Dropbox, working with the design and engineering teams.