Facebook launches shared Photo Albums

A photo says a lot more than words do and from today onwards Facebook is allowing shared photo Albums.

Earlier only one person could upload photos to the album i.e the creator of the album and only 1000 Photos could be uploaded. But Facebook has changed this now. A Photo Album can have photos uploaded from 50 different people and each person can upload 200 photos.

The new shared albums have three available privacy settings i.e. public, friends of contributors and contributors only.

Bob Baldwin, a software engineer at Facebook has spearheaded this project along with his colleague Fred Zhao

The Shared Photo Albums feature was made during Facebook’s hackathon sessions.

However this feature is not yet available to albums of pages.

 

Facebook’s app centre now in India

 

 Facebook has recently launched the ‘App Centre’ in India and other six countries. The App Centre will help to find music services, games, apps and media content at the same junction.

The social networking monster Facebook is planning to launch the ‘App Centre’ in other countries like Brazil, Spain, France, Germany, Taiwan and Turkey in few weeks. Facebook is planning for the launch to users. The App Centre was launched in US the last month. The App Centre is now accessible in US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. The service of App Centre is also available on Apple and Android mobile devices.

The App Centre proves to be a spot where the users are informed by the rating of the apps, details of the number of people having downloaded it. The App Centre is well categorised with videos, games, photos, music etc. The feature that impresses the most in App Centre is its sub categorisation like ‘Top Rated’, ‘Grossing’, ‘Trending’ and the apps which are famous in your friends circle ‘Friends’. Another feature of App Centre for people having compatibility problems Using Web or Mobile is solved. The App Centre has specialised in dividing the apps into Web, Mobile and Web + Mobile.     

Breaking: Facebook to launch app store

Its just raining app store’s from the time Apple reinvented the mobile phone. Google,Nokia,Samsung all have their app store. You can add Facebook to that list in a few days from now.

Facebook has said that it would launch an app store in the upcoming weeks. Developers would build social apps which would use Facebook login credentials.

There would also be iOS and Android Facebook apps apart from the regular Desktop Facebook apps.

Eligibility(taken from facebook.com)

These apps are eligible for the App Center:

  • An app on Facebook.com in a canvas page
  • A mobile app built for the web, iOS or Android that uses Facebook Login
  • A website that uses Facebook Login and has an immediately logged-in, personalized experience (see App Quality for more info)
  • An App for Pages built to manage or enhance other companies’ Facebook Pages

 

So this is a whole new gold rush for app developers and Facebook app store could be the future of social apps and in course of time the future of the INTERNET.

Get more details here

Angry Birds finally on Facebook!

Earlier we told you that Angry Birds will soon be available on Facebook and the worldwide famous game is now available on Facebook so go out there and enjoy the game.

Invite your friends,compete and excel.

http://apps.facebook.com/angrybirds/ is the link to Angry birds on Facebook.

The game is currently in beta.

All details about Facebook IPO

We all knew that Facebook is the largest social network but after Facebook filled papers for an initial public offering we came to know some amazing facts about the great company.

The facts :

1. Facebook seeks to raise around $5billion in an IPO. This would value the company anywhere between $80 billion – $100 billion.

2. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg uses a private airplane and his base salary last year was around $500,000

3. Facebook reported revenue worth $3.7 billion last year.

4. Facebook earned $1 billion profit last year.

5. Advertising makes up for around 85% of the total revenues(Facebook revenues).

6. Zynga makes up for around 12% of Facebook’s total revenue.

7.Facebook has 845 million monthly active users and more than 50% of the members return to the site daily.

8.Facebook recorded 2.7 billion likes and comments per day in the last three months of 2011

9.Mark Zuckerberg own 28% of Facebook.

10.Mark Zuckerberg plans to take a $1 per year salary from 2013.(Similar to the late Steve Jobs)

picture via engadget

 

How To: Use Facebook on ANY mobile without GPRS or internet connection

More than half the world’s population can’t avoid but use Facebook and connect with friends and family the world over. It’s like the in thing these days. People use the social network to connect and interact with friends, read and share news stories, interact with their favorite brands, listen to music, share videos and do lot more than that. So using Facebook everyday has become an addiction and is a must for everyone. But sometimes, while on the go, it can become a little too costly to enter the blue brigade thanks to the overboard prices of mobile operators providing internet connection. But what if now i tell you that you can use Mark Zuckerberg’s social network anytime, anywhere, without the need of a GPRS or internet connection. Interested? Read on.

Singapore-based software application development company U2opia Mobile has long been developing an application for mobile phones that will allow users to access Facebook without paying for a data connection and also that will work well on all handsets. After working for almost 9 months on it, the software is now complete and ready to be used by the fans of the world’s most popular social network after Facebook India agreed to team up with U2opia to allow its Indian user base to access the network for free without requiring any Internet connection. So here’s how you can access Facebook from ANY mobile phone without any internet connection:

Dial *325# (*fbk#) and you will see a welcome message and after a few seconds you will be prompted with another message asking you to enter your username and password.

Access Facebook for Free on Mobile

Once you have entered the username and password correctly, you will be greeted with the following screen –

Fonetwish - Free Facebook via Mobile

  • News Feed
  • Update Status
  • Post On Wall
  • Friend Request
  • Messages
  • Notification
  • Account Settings

You can select any of the above options by replying with the appropriate option number. For example, to update your status, reply with option 2. After few seconds you will see the message “Whats on your mind?”. Reply the message with your status message. You should immediately see the message updated on your Facebook profile.

Free Facebook Updates via Mobile

Facebook Update via Fonetwish

Likewise, you can also read your News Feed, manage friend request, read Facebook Messages, change account settings, and so on.

Don’t like it? No problem. You can easily disable or deactivate it by simply dialing *325*22# from your mobile and the service should be deactivated immediately.

This software by U20pia is called Fonetwish and has been developed using Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) technology. Technically, USSD is a protocol used by GSM telephones to communicate with the service providers. The best example for this would be the balance inquiry system used by people to check the balance in their prepaid account – no graphical user interface, only text updates.

Please Note:  Fonetwish says that this service is currently available for Airtel, Aircel, Idea and Tata Docomo users only in India. Other subscribers, however, won’t have to wait too long for the service.

Angry Birds on Facebook soon!

Rovio shall launch Angry Birds on Facebook soon. Valentine’s day will be the special day when angry birds will be available on Facebook.

This year Angry birds is spreading like wild fire.

After being available on Chrome, Google+ and Nokia Asha phones(Apart from the hardwares it was already available earlier) Angry Birds will now be available on Facebook soon.

This will keep people hooked on Facebook even more!

 

image via http://techpp.com/

How To: Underline or strikethrough text on Facebook

There have been a lot of times you might have wanted to underline and strikethrough text on Facebook but did not know how to do it.

Don’t worry anymore.Below is a perfect guide to underlining and striking-through text on Facebook.

There is an awesome web tool here which lets you underline and strikethrough text for using it on Facebook.