Facebook introduced App Links, an open, cross-platform solution for application-to-app linking, at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, and the social network announced in a developer blog post Tuesday that more than 1 billion unique App Links have been enabled by mobile developers, adding that App Links can now be used in mobile app ads through Preferred Marketing Developers.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and in the case of deep links within applications, App Links, an open, cross-platform solution for app-to-app linking introduced by Facebook at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday, bypasses mobile browsers as part of its straight line.
If you arrive at the airport and realize that you neglected to bring your driver’s license or another form of government-issued ID, your Facebook profile may be enough to get your on your flight, as Vimeo Co-Founder and DIY CEO Zach Klein discovered Sunday.
A “small group of U.S. mobile users” will test a new way for Facebook to deliver videos to their devices, the social network announced Thursday, emphasizing that it is a limited test, and that advertising is not included.
When Facebook introduced its Home Android overlay in April, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the basic concepts behind Home and what Facebook was seeking to accomplish with the product. However, for users seeking far more detail on the process of bringing Home to life, Product Design Director Julie Zhou posted a video on Vimeo featuring a presentation by four designers who worked on Home.
Companies that use Business Wire to release information to the media can now track how their content performed on Facebook and other social media platforms with the media-distribution company’s addition of Social Media Monitoring Reports from social analytics platform Nuvi.
Facebook giveth, and Facebook taketh away: Just one week after pages’ like totals began dropping due to the social network’s purge of fake profiles and likes, reports surfaced of like totals increasing due to links sent in private messages, and not to users actually liking pages. Facebook responded that it was working to fix a bug in its social plugins, and that the totals being impacted were actually on counters that measure likes and shares.
Yesterday, Vimeo officially launched support for Facebook Connect. Over the coming days, I’m guessing we’ll see numerous more websites launch full support for Connect. The Vimeo integration is extremely simple. Any videos that you “like” or upload will automatically be published to the feed. This implementation is probably one of the simplest ways to integrate and by taking advantage of this integration, Vimeo will immediately get more exposure to thousands and possibly millions of individuals.