Facebook, which has long had a complex relationship with third-party developers, has been tough on them lately in an effort to stifle competing applications, Evelyn Rusli reports.
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Facebook has asked Microsoft to remove 41 unofficial and clone ‘Facebook’ apps from the Windows Phone store as the social network prepares to introduce its official app for the platform. Windows Phone 7 and 8 launched without a fully featured official Facebook app, but the OS has tight integration with Facebook as contacts and messages are baked in. Yet with the growth of...
(17 days ago)
Filed under: Investing Today, Facebook announced on its developer blog two major advertising updates for its mobile app. One of the new features allows developers to create ads that target either Android or iOS mobile platforms, as well as which version of the operating system the device is running on. Advertisers will also be able to select whether they want to show the ad...
(2 months ago)
Facebook, citing efforts to make it easier for app developers to integrate their services with the social network, said it is acquiring Parse, an app-support software company.
(29 days ago)
SMARTPHONE application developers are commanding a 15 to 20 per cent premium in remuneration over standard app developers, hiring experts say.
(9 days ago)
Filed under: Investing The tech world is shifting toward mobile more every day and companies like Facebook have adjusted strategies in attempt to monetize on the fast-moving trend. The social media dominator may have been slow to get started in mobile, but it's doing these three things just right. Users, glorious users For mobile users, four out of every five minutes spent...
(2 months and 6 days ago)
When you look at the explosion of Facebook or Twitter as platforms, it's hard to deny the significance of third party developers who built applications to enhance the social networks. For months, Google engineers have been hard at work improving Google+, the social network layered across Google products. Now Google+ is turning to outside developers for help super-charging...
(2 months and 23 days ago)
Investors and entrepreneurs say that the unpredictable way that Facebook cuts off apps or suppresses their presence has made them increasingly wary of building companies that rely on Facebook. Some believe Facebook could eventually attract regulatory scrutiny because of its ability to make or break companies that rely on its billion-strong base of users.
(2 months and 16 days ago)
Facebook has attracted "just about" 1 million downloads of its Home application in its first month of availability. The app, which takes the place of the home screen on supported devices, puts Facebook much more at the center of the phone. Rather than an app launch or home screen appearing when a phone is woken from sleep, the user sees the Facebook Home screen and pictures...
(16 days ago)
Today Facebook announced "Home" a clever way to turn Android devices into what Facebook is calling "a great, living, social phone." I saw the announcement as "if you are on Facebook, you are not on Google, and we did not have to create a phone." According to comScore's January 2013 U.S. Smartphone market share report, 129.4 million people in the U.S. own smartphones, with...
(1 month and 19 days ago)
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