Tag archive for ‘Facebook’

Disa: Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp and SMS in one place!

by Pankaj Gaikar - on Mar 2nd 2015 - No Comments

You love the messaging apps, but hate to have pages and pages (or folders) on your Homescreen dedicated to it? You hate having to be jumping between Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and SMS to respond to a contact or another. Disa posed to be the ideal solution to offer the possibility of combining Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp and SMS under...

The #allnew4sq : Foursquare Gets Dramatic Update

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Jun 12th 2012 - No Comments

Foursquare, the popular location-based “check in” app, received a welcomed and dramatic update this past week. After three years of a steady design, which was hugely successful and built foursquare a community of 20 million members who have checked-in more than two billion times. Foursquare has been redesigned to improve usability...

Facebook launches its App Center

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on May 15th 2012 - No Comments

Facebook , which recently crossed billion subscribers, and also they will enter in the stock market very soon, introduced a brand new lot of noise with a new service called App Center. App Center is nothing less than a distribution platform application like Google Play store, App Store, Amazon Store, App Orange, in short a market place...

Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to get Ice Cream Sandwich in Early 2012

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Dec 21st 2011 - 3 Comments

Samsung Mobile have recently reported that the long awaited Android 4.0 update for Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note would be coming in the first quarter of 2012 which is now about to begin.

The first lucky smartphones to receive the Android 4.0 update, would be the flagship of Samsung Galaxy S II and Note. As confirmed by the manufacturer, these smartphones would be the first to receive Ice cream sandwich officially in the first quarter of 2012.

As per Samsung Mobile official Facebook page :

We know you have been waiting and we’re thrilled today to announce that we’ll start serving Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to GALAXY Note and GALAXY S II in the first quarter of 2012.

Next in line are the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Further details regarding the Ice Cream Sandwich updates for Galaxy smartphones and tablets are to be announced soon.

That’s all the information Samsung has given by their official facebook page but noted that separate announcements on details of the OS update will be made soon via Facebook and Twitter. Now we have to wait another long-awaited update, but at least now we have a date and confirmation from Samsung.

Facebook: The new Timeline available on Android and Mobile Web

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Dec 16th 2011 - 1 Comment

Facebook  finally deploys (after many delays) its new Timeline on Android. Deployed on the web, mobile web (m.facebook.com) and the Facebook application for Android, the timeline is not yet available on iOS probably because of the Apple’s deadlines for submission.

Timeline gives you an easy way to see the things you’ve shared, and collect all your best moments in a single place. In addition to making timeline available on the web , Yesterday Facebook also launched timeline on Android and m.facebook.com.

Mobile timeline starts with your unique cover photo. As you scroll down, you’ll see your posts, photos and life events as they happened, back to the day you were born. Photo albums and other posts are horizontally swipeable, so you can quickly view multiple photos or posts inline without leaving timeline. You can also swipe through the views at the top of your timeline to navigate to your map, photos, subscribers and more.

This new update brings the Facebook timeline on Facebook android app. The Timeline is the new presentation of profiles in the form of a chronology of your life, the interface is completely redesigned. For those that were not spent on the new version of Facebook, first add your cover photo.

Source : Facebook official blog

Facebook: Soon a new version of Android!

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Oct 14th 2011 - No Comments

After the arrival of Facebook iPad (very successful), we were frustrated at not being able to also enjoy a relifting or a compatible tablet on Honeycomb. Facebook now seems to focus on developing an update to the Facebook application on Android.

First impression: this is it! New header, better finish, etc..

Screenshots have just been published on the official website of Facebook in the “developer”, and surprise: new interface and new features are on the menu. We find many elements of IOS versions. The first opinions are quite mixed, Facebook has decided to initiate the photocopier iOS> Android, a strategy that has never paid! However, this is very good news, unfortunately availability is still unclear: there is no date announced yet.

Little review of the changes …

Integration of favorites, very convenient
The screens: “Wall,” “information flow”, etc..

Native integration of Facebook (a third application example) Native integration, we can now build applications fully integrated with third-party Facebook

Native integration, difficult to discern the difference between Facebook application (webapp) and an Android application

Honeycomb version (tablet), because it means!

This confirms that it remains as a very average user experience on shelf

[How To] Use Facebook’s New Timeline Feature Right Now

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Oct 2nd 2011 - No Comments

Few Things You Need To Know Before Proceeding.

  • You need to have a verified facebook account.
  • This worked for me is’nt mean that will work for you also.

So you want to try it? Here we go:

1. Login to Facebook.

2. Enable devloper mode here.

3. Jump into devloper app.

4. Create a new app. Give your shiny new app any display name and namespace you see fit. Read through and agree to the Platform Privacy agreement. This is the step you need to be verified for.

5. Ensure you’re in your new app’s main settings screen. You should see your app’s name near the top of the page

6. Look for the “Open Graph” header, and click the “Get Started using open graph” link. Create a test action for your app.

7. This should drop you into an action type configuration page. Change a few of the default settings and click through all three pages of settings

8. Wait 2-3 minutes

9. Go back to your Facebook homescreen. An invite to try Timeline should be waiting at the top of the page.

Your Profile will look just like my:

[source- Cnet]

The New "Story Of Your Life" Coming With Facebook

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Sep 23rd 2011 - No Comments
Facebook f8 at the conference, the keynote of the social network, introduced new features including the “Timeline”. Exit the profile so famous, you have to place a thread with “the story of your life” back in time to your birth.


This “profile” uses the new OpenGraph to integrate the interactions, the same tool used in Facebook applications. So you can leave marks on your thread of life when listening to music on iPod, when watching a movie or read an article about Hackerz Park. Your whole life is now archived and displayed in the timeline.

When touching personal data, Facebook’s say you had to go through. We will hear about invasion of privacy anywhere, however it must be said: This feature is powerful and intelligent.

So you think you? How will they implement this in the Android application?