Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Words with Friends on Facebook

August 3rd, 2011

With nearly 2 million ‘Likes’, Words With Friends appears to be a very popular addition to Facebook… before its even available.

If you have been living under a rock, you might not know what ‘Words With Friends‘ is. Well…its a very popular Scrabble clone from Zynga. A bit more popular with the mobile/social crowd than the actual Scrabble game itself.

Possibly creepy:

Soon you’ll be able to play your words with even more friends – Words with Friends is coming to Facebook! (Yup, start a game with your grandma’s roommate.)

Now you will be able to play Scrabble Words With Friends on the worlds leading social site. WooHoo!

Here is the Words With Friends page on Facebook.

Facebook for iPad

July 25th, 2011

Seems the development of the Facebook app for the iPad has been all but completed. Actually it turns out that the updated/new Facebook app for iPhone is (or could be) the actual Facebook app for iPad.

Flip the Switch.

Amplify’d from www.slashgear.com
The Facebook for iPad app has been prematurely revealed, after the social network pushed out an updated version of its iPhone software that secretly contained code for the tablet. Using a new side-swiped left hand menu bar, the new app relies on a combination of HTML5 and native code, TechCrunch spotted, to allow access to a user’s Wall, info, photos and friends, along with friend requests, Facebook Chat and Facebook Places.

Version 3.4.4 of the Facebook app for iOS appears to be a Universal Binary – i.e. the same download will eventually be used for both iPhone and iPad users – and so despite being billed as merely a minor update (restoring the “Send” button for comments and chat, for instance) in fact it’s a far bigger change behind the scenes. Usability-wise it’s already getting glowing reviews, with sensible use of pop-up menus, a Photos gallery that fits in aesthetically with the iPad’s own native app, and responsive mapping in Places.

It’s also expected to be the starting point for Facebook’s so-called Project Spartan, the social network’s leaked strategy to take on Apple’s dominance in apps with a system of HTML5 web-apps. Project Spartan is also believed to have Google in its sights, with Facebook rumored to be working alongside Apple on its HTML5 development. The Cupertino company is said to be gaining extra access to Facebook’s 600m-strong database of users in return, valuable information that could eventually go on to educate services like the iOS Assistant voice control system.

That strategy is likely to be more appealing given the recent launch success of Google+, with the new social network quickly gathering users and likely to see even greater adoption once Google begins actively promoting it among Gmail account holders. The release date for the Facebook for iPad app is not currently known, but if it’s already in the binary then we imagine it can’t be far off.

Read more at www.slashgear.com

 

First Facebook Tablet App to be for HP TouchPad

June 27th, 2011

Everyone that owns a tablet, whether iPad, Android or other will be sorely disappointed when they learn that there are leaked images of a Facebook tablet app for the upcoming HP TouchPad.

Everyone is on Facebook… and just about 7/8 of those people who have tablets, own iPads. They have gotta feel bewildered at the news that Facebook may launch their new tablet app on the HP TouchPad before the iPad. Android owners are used to being second fiddle to the iPad…so no big deal.

There is no doubt that the HP TouchPad is an awesome looking device. Kudos to HP for possibly securing the deal with Facebook for first rights!

Head over to TechCrunch to take a peek at all of the leaked images.

source TechCrunch

See the history of your Facebook Status posts

June 27th, 2011


Facebook is great for current events… and Facebook is great for sharing how you feel about any given topic. Facebook really dominates for posting the latest photos that you just took with your phone.

Facebook does a lot of things really great…except the past.

Facebook sucks when it comes to your Facebook past! It should be much easier to find that one important conversation where something was said and you can’t quite remember who said it… or how it was worded. Maybe it was the date and time that you couldn’t remember.

Facebook remembers all this information. But doesn’t make it very easy to get to.

Now there is a solution…

Take a look at StatusHistory.com

StatusHistory will take you down Facebook memory lane… the easy way!

Simply go to StatusHistory.com and login with your Facebook user name and password.

Depending on how popular you are on Facebook, you’ll soon be browsing some interesting stats about your status and actually viewing your past status posts and the comments associated with them.

Here are some stats that indicate that I don’t spend as much time on Facebook as Mr. Zuckerberg would like!

I have dug down a bit deeper and found some useful information that I had recently forgotten. I am glad that I found StatusHistory.com and that it has helped me to find lost information.

We document our lives on Facebook. We share our thoughts, insights, and observations on a daily basis. But where does this data go?

StatusHistory.com is my attempt to take a look at all of this data. Who is my most active Facebook friend? What status update generated the most “Likes”. How many Status updates have I posted in the past two years?

I hope you enjoy as much as I did taking a look into my Status History. If you did, tell a friend.

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