I am mandating a switch of a whole bunch of my team over to Android, just because people, when left up to their own devices, will often prefer an iPhone.
— Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer, Facebook
Facebook, it seems, can’t afford to miss out on the world that’s using Android. The company is on the offensive to service its emerging markets and took to reporters to show that it was ready.
Many developers, including ones employed by Facebook, prefer to code and open up betas [...]
Samsung’s sprawling ecosystem, Tizen, has had plenty of support from the company. How and why it continues to do so as its smartphone shipments are stagnating, we don’t know. But the small platform has had a hero phone to coalesce around, the Samsung Z3. As it pushes into more markets, the hope is that the chaebol can corral all the money it can from mobile instead of a fair portion of the money it makes from Android.
Part of the problem operating a mobile operating platform that few people are using? Little ecosystem. Sure, the web is all right there for people to [...]
Nothing scary here if you already know how your privacy settings look like on Facebook right now. But in the midst of developments from Notify to new profile pages, it’s important that when developments like these come up that vaguely have to do with your privacy that those things get clarified. After all, we already have enough to worry about in this world.
Facebook’s new “Search FYI” has beefed up algorithms that recognize what you’re looking for and suggests tangential topics in your results.
This will come through more timely [...]
If it seems like we’ve been in a constant state of Facebook flux, well, we have. From downtime to updated profile pages, Facebook M to Paper and a whole bunch of other talk, the company means business in conducting business with advertisers and content providers (which have their own advertisers to worry about). Now, two feature charges that will serve both of Facebook’s clientele.
Charge number one is a dedicated Shopping feed, beside your News Feed, Groups, Pages, etc. that will be implemented. Facebook and its retail partners can then muscle in the [...]
The smartwatch app ecosystem is currently in an uncertain stage. How much functionality you can get off of a screen with a diameter of less than two inches can be seen as a challenge to pursue or a limitation to work around. If you have the YouTube app for Android Wear, you know which train of thought you’re on.
But now, if your milieu puts you in need of Facebook Messenger while your phone’s out of reach, don’t worry. If you have an Apple Watch with watchOS 2, Messenger’s now on it.
And you have a vast suite of reply mediums to use while occupied [...]
Facebook’s been great at pumping out features its been incubating. But for the most part, services from Facebook M to its breaking news app haven’t been what users were asking for. The company decided only recently to pull its head from the ground and give people the “Dislike” button they have been asking for (prefaced with some imaging spin). The .gification of the internet likely reached its peak with Facebook now showing them off. Now, it’s taking cues from other social networks to redesign the mobile profile page.
The most visceral [...]