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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘facebook apps’

Socialcam Is The Latest App Success Story

There is no better time than the present to build an app. If it can get popular, some larger company is going to buy it for a lot more than you ever invested in it. Instagram may be the biggest success story of them all, but popular mobile app Socialcam is no slouch. Autodesk, creators of fine visual effects and …

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Facebook Ditches Credits In Favor Of Real Money

Facebook is launching subscription payments and local currency support for in-app payments, while getting rid of Facebook Credits. According to Facebook’s Credits page (pictured above), only 852 people liked Credits anyway. “With subscriptions, you can establish a recurring revenue stream and offer updated content or premium experiences for a monthly fee,” says Facebook’s Prashant Fuloria in a post on the …

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Facebook App Economy [Infographic]

Yes, Facebook may be a great place to socialize and reconnect with old friends, but they’ve also sent over 160 million users to mobile apps in the month of February alone. In May, those numbers began to increase as they launched their App Center to drive installs of mobile apps. Seven out of ten of the top grossing iOS apps …

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Facebook Brings Gaming To The News Feed

Facebook just announced that it’s launching the ability for people to play games directly in the news feed. “With feed gaming, you can include a short sample of your game in the stories people share from your game that friends can play in line with just a click,” says Facebook’s Gareth Morris in a post on the Facebook Developers Blog. …

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Facebook Camera App Launches For iOS

Facebook has announced that its new Camera app will be launching later today. The app is a social photo-sharing app similar to Instagram. Facebook Product Manager Dirk Stoop outlined briefly what functionality the app will have. When users first download and log into the app they will be presented with a grid of pictures posted by people on their friends …

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Facebook IPO: Which Apps Are On Top?

Hey, did you hear? Facebook launched its IPO today. It’s pretty big news. What’s that? You’re too busy playing Facebook games to care? You should care because the IPO will most assuredly have an effect on the Facebook app ecosystem that you love so much. Putting aside the whole app-IPO relationship thing for another time, let’s look at the top …

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Facebook Introduces App Ratings And Negative Feedback

As Facebook ramps up to launch the App Center, the company is preparing new ways for developers to monitor their app’s performance. One of the big points with the App Center is that apps that are well-liked move towards the top of the page. Disliked apps will move to the bottom or even just straight up vanish from the listings. …

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Words With Friends Loses 2 Million Players

AppData, the company that monitors mobile apps for trends and provides metrics, is showing a huge decline in the number of people playing Words With Friends, the popular Scrabble-like board game app. Though the app started the month of April with more than 20 million monthly users, it now boasts only 18.3 million users – a drop of nearly 2 …

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Angry Birds Now Embedable Through Facebook

Angry Birds aficionados can now challenge their friends anywhere on the web by embedding a level from the Angry Birds Facebook app. Pocket-lint writer Stuart Miles spotted this feature today, which allows a player to embed a single level on any webpage after they have finished it. The embed contains the user’s high score for the level, allowing players to …

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18 New Facebook Timeline Apps Launched at The Next Web Conference

Christian Hernandez, Facebook’s director of platform partnerships for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, today highlighted some of the startups that have just launched apps for Facebook Timeline. The start-ups launched their products today at The Next Web conference currently being held in Amsterdam. Altogether, 18 new timeline apps were launched from 11 different countries around the world, including France, …

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Facebook App Privacy Risk Assessed by New PrivacyChoice Tool

For anybody curious about what private information of yours is bleeding out through the apps you use and enjoy on Facebook, PrivacyChoice has updated their browser extension to include privacy feedback about those apps. The extension, Privacyscore, in case you don’t know, is an online service run by PrivacyChoice that allows anybody to get a security rating on a website …

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Facebook And Instagram Represent An Important Shift In Social Marketing Strategy

“It seems that Facebook acquired Instagram for two reasons,” Roger Katz, CEO of Friend2Friend, tells WebProNews. Friend2Friend does some of Universal Pictures’ social media campaigns. “The first is clearly a mobile play: Apple and Google are the players who control the critical app ecosystems for iOS and Android,” he adds. “Today, Facebook users who access the service with tablets or …

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