Facebook Launches ComponentKit, A New Framework For Building iOS App Interfaces
Mar27

Facebook Launches ComponentKit, A New Framework For Building iOS App Interfaces

Yesterday at its ongoing F8 developer conference, Facebook announced the launch of ComponentKit, which is a new Objective-C library the social network company built to improve the performance of its iOS app, according to TechCrunch. The company said ComponentKit uses a functional and declarative approach to building user interfaces that focuses on one-way data flow from immutable models. “Building user interfaces for iOS requires lots...

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Facebook Is Launching Embeddable Video Player
Mar27

Facebook Is Launching Embeddable Video Player

Facebook has announced its plan to launch an embeddable video player. The company made this known on Wednesday at its ongoing F8 conference. This announcement means that users will now be able to embed Facebook-hosted videos anywhere on the web, the same way it is done on video streaming site YouTube or Vimeo videos. The embed video, which became available to users on Wednesday, is a major challenge to YouTube, and is coming on the...

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Facebook Reportedly In Talks With New York Times, BuzzFeed And National Geographic To Publish Articles Directly To Its Platform
Mar25

Facebook Reportedly In Talks With New York Times, BuzzFeed And National Geographic To Publish Articles Directly To Its Platform

According to The New York Times, Facebook, which has 1.4 billion active users on its network, is in talks with “at least half a dozen” media houses, which include The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and National Geographic to publish content directly to its platform. The idea behind Facebook’s move is that content published by publishers would load much quicker for users — especially on mobile — inside the platform of the social media’s...

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Facebook Has A New Feature That Takes You Back Memory Lane
Mar25

Facebook Has A New Feature That Takes You Back Memory Lane

Facebook on Tuesday announced a new feature that lets you look back memory lane at photos and posts from calendar date in outgone years. Named “On This Day,” the new feature, which was announced on the company’s website, will allow you a way to think back anything you have shared, or being tagged in, in previous years. “People often look back at old photos and other memories they’ve shared on Facebook, and many have told us that they...

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Facebook Appears To Be Experimenting A Dialer And Caller ID App For Android
Mar21

Facebook Appears To Be Experimenting A Dialer And Caller ID App For Android

Facebook appears to be experimenting on a new Android dialer that is aimed at taking advantage of its massive database of phone number according to Android Police and Venturebeat. Though, Facebook has confirmed the existence of such app, it would however, not offer any further details. When asked on to explain or give further details on the testing, a spokesman for the company told Venturebeat that: “We are always testing things and...

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Facebook Planning To Turn Its Messenger App Into A Platform
Mar20

Facebook Planning To Turn Its Messenger App Into A Platform

According to several sources, Facebook is mulling over turning its Messenger app into a platform where third-parties can offer experiences. The company plans to make its Messenger app more useful considering the huge successes recorded by WeChat and Line; two Asian chat apps that have extended beyond just texting with friends. The company plans to make this known its F8 developer conference, which comes up next week. TechCrunch...

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