People are increasingly engaging with Facebook-connected applications such as Pandora, Nike+, and Endomondo. They want to be able to tell more stories using these apps, but they also desire more control over how the apps post to Facebook and what information is accessed. On the eve of the Facebook platform’s sixth anniversary, the company discussed how it has brought third-party developers into the fold and what’s next for Facebook-connected apps.
Windows Phone users who want to get a jump on the next version of the Facebook application for that platform can install a beta version of the new app, Microsoft announced in a post on the Windows Phone Blog.
Facebook Thursday unveiled the closest thing to a Facebook phone, with Home. Select Android devices will have access to Home starting April 12, and it will later become available to more users. This news was met with curiosity, excitement, and a little bit of fear, knowing that Facebook would go from being a part of the phone to being a part of the entire mobile experience.
France Telecom’s Orange mobile service provider quietly rolled out its internet+ solution Oct. 31, which allows Facebook users to complete mobile payments with just two clicks, rather than being required to repeatedly enter credentials such as phone numbers, bank details, and login information.
An updated version of Facebook for Windows Phone just came out, bringing several upgrades and new features.