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June 18, 2014

Slingshot is Facebook’s shot at Snapchat, based on an unusual contest

Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to flood the world with apps is starting to become a reality. Today, Facebook launched an app called Slingshot, which is said to be a direct competitor to the ever popular app Snapchat.

Slingshot is somewhat similar to Snapchat in terms of snapping a picture or recording a video and quickly sharing it with friends. However, there is a little caveat. Let’s say your friends send you a picture/video, you will not be able to see it unless you send them a picture or video back. And that is without even knowing what the content of their message is. Weird, isn’t it??

Here are the rest of the features:

Go shot for shot: To [...]
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September 19, 2012

Facebook currently testing automatic photo upload feature via Android app

Facebook is soon going to be letting all of its users automatically upload pictures taken with their Android devices directly to a private album on their Facebook account. The Verge has received confirmation that Facebook is currently testing out the automatic photo uploading feature with a small number of users. With the feature enabled, pictures taken from your Android device will automatically be uploaded to a private Facebook album from where you will have the ability to share with the rest of your friends.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this feature implemented on an Android app or social networking service. Google rolled out the feature when it [...]

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September 11, 2012

Facebook working on native Android app, will no longer use HTML 5

The days of a crappy Facebook app for Android is going to be over soon. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook is working on a new app for Android that uses Android’s API instead of HTML 5.

Mr. Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s plans for mobile at an interview during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook made some mistakes when it came to mobile, especially in its app strategy. “The biggest mistake we made as a company was betting too much on HTML 5 instead of native”. Mark also said that Facebook was going to be dropping HTML 5 in its Android and iOS apps.

Unfortunately, there’s no ETA [...]

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July 25, 2012

Bloomberg gets in on the Facebook phone rumors, says it’s coming in mid-2013

First it was DigiTimes, then the New York Times, and now Bloomberg has information on the Facebook phone.

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the Facebook phone could be available as soon as mid-2013. Facebook has contracted HTC to build its first real smartphone. According to the report, the phone was supposed to be released by the end of this year, but was pushed back so that HTC could have more time to work on other projects.

Like Amazon and its Kindle Fire, Facebook is expected to build its phone using a modified version of Google’s Android smartphone operating system. With its own mobile phone, Facebook is hoping to monetize on the millions of [...]

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