Tag archive for ‘Social Media’

Twitter for Android Updated to Version 3.2.0

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Apr 27th 2012 - No Comments

The official updates available for the Twitter for android app, and the current version will bring you recent update to 3.2.0. The main advantages of this new release are improvements to the Discover and search suggestions, as well as small alterations in design application. I have listed below all the improvements has done...

Twtebook – share eBooks on Twitter

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Nov 10th 2011 - 1 Comment

With the rise of e-books, perhaps we ever thought we recommend an e-book some or all of our followers on Twitter. Ways to be many, but directly, we have Twtebook.
Its operation is similar to Twitpic, where we have to allow the application to access your Twitter account then go to the e-book document sharing, choosing one of the available categories. In this way, we already have e-books easier to share, thanks to the categories, we can discover new titles that perhaps we might find interesting.

In any case, Twtebook allow us access to the contents of e-books, provided we have Adobe Reader or your browser has support for PDF files.

Link: Twtebook

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..
Notifications
Research

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?

Video Chat On Facebook – Top 5 Applications to Video Chat

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Apr 8th 2011 - No Comments
As facebook doesn’t provide any video chat facility, though you can video chat with your friends some good third-party apps.  ideo Chat On Facebook will be a hot topic unless Facebook introduces the inclusion of video functionality to the site’s main chat function, third-party applications will keep continue to appear. Many of these apps provide the opportunity to chat with both active friends and to meet up with other users from all over the world. Listed here are five applications presently available on the site.



TinyChat



TinyChat is an enormously famous preference for video chatting with over 2.5 million per month active users. The application has the ability for video-based chats for friends and groups of up to 12 members.
Undoubtedly this service’s acceptance has some help from how easy it is to set up. The sign on for the application is a fast procedure that doesn’t need any sort of installing. Just go to TinyChat’s official page on Facebook, follow the easy steps to connect, and request friends to join.

I suggest you to send out private invitations, to prevent getting your chat sessions published to the news feed so you can restrict the talk to only those people you really want to take part in. Additionally, take a look around at ongoing discussions in public live rooms, but approach these areas with careful attention.
Go to the Facebook video chat application – TinyChat.

Rounds Video Chat

Rounds provides a stylish appearance to Facebook video chat. The apps hosts an estimated 500, 000 monthly active user.

Connecting to Rounds is very simple as steering towards the apps, and setting up your camera. Invite your buddies to chat by dropping down the “Make A Call“ button. One of the most engaging functions provided by this service is the capability to get involved in games and other activities by picking the “Interactive Menu” situated to the right of the “Make a Call” button.
Go to the video chat application – Rounds Video Chat.


VChatter
VChatter averages over 500, 000 active users a month. VChatter had raised an additional $350, 000 recently, and it’ll be interesting to find how that money will get expended into the company’s product. You can easily Invite and connect with friends using the convenient screen on the side menu.

Go to the video chat application – VChatter.

ChatVibes

ChatVibes is another Facebook chat application that installs a video chat button directly into Facebook’s native chat function. With a quick download of the program, you can invite friends to join you for an easy connection. The program also installs itself as a toolbar for easy access to updates from the provider. ChatVibes is currently having 244, 637 “Like”s.

Go to the video chat application – ChatVibes.

FaceBuzz

You have to use a Windows PC to use FaceBuzz, because the application doesn’t work with Mac operating system. This application does not impressed me much by the experience, but it still manages over 28,000 monthly active users.

Go to the video chat application – FaceBuzz.

The most popular game Angry Birds is now coming to Facebook

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Mar 6th 2011 - No Comments
Rovio, the devlopers of the ‘Angry Birds’ are looking for step forward by launching Angry Birds game on Facebook. Mikael Hed who is the CEO of Rovio says that most popular Angry Birds game is coming to Facebook next month with “completely new aspects to it that just haven’t been experienced in any other platform.”

Have a look at the Angry Birds Facebook page, and you’ll see that something is up. If you “like” the page, Rovio promises to keep you posted on all the latest news about the upcoming Angry Birds migration to Facebook.
Other game developers must be having hard time due to rise of Angry Birds. First it starts out as an iPhone game, then it’s ported to Android, Palm and Nokia, then suddenly there are multiple versions of the game, and it’s showing up on PCs, PSP/PS3, Windows 7 Phone, there’s a movie tie-in, an animated series, and there’s even a 3D version in the works. And next month we’ll be playing it on the largest social network in the world.

The Pros And Cons Of Facebook Comments

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

Today, Facebook rolled out a new commenting system for blogs and third-party sites. We’ve implemented it here on TechCrunch, and after a few hours of the system being live it is obvious that it has its share of pros and cons. Readers have certainly noticed, and there is already a ton debate about whether this is good or bad for the Internet.

It is certainly not perfect. Facebook comments don’t support Twitter or Google logins. It doesn’t yet allow sites to archive their comments to make backups (although an API for that is forthcoming I am told), and switching away from Facebook comments after a few months on the system looks like it will be a hassle. Some corporations block Facebook, which kills it as a commenting system for that subset of users.

On the other hand, it also has some real advantages. Primary among these is that it requires commenters to use their real identities. In the past few hours, most of the anonymous trolls who have come to call TechCrunch comments a second home are gone. Of course, some people don’t want to comment with their real names for good reason (they want to speak freely without fear of reprisals), but for the most part in practice anonymity was abused. It was used mostly as a shield to hide behind and throw out invective. Have the trolls really vanished or will they return? I certainly hope they are gone. We have fewer comments in general on most posts today, but the conversations are much more civil and interesting.

The other main benefit is social virality. When you comment on TechCrunch, your comment also appears in your Facebook stream with a link back to the post (unless you opt out of that option in the comment box). It would be better if the link went right to your comment instead of to the post in general, but that is a feature that can be added. It brings in more readers from Facebook who are pulled in to see what their friends said.

Pros

■Real names and identities greatly reduces the number of trolls and anonymous cowards in comments.
■Social virality boosts traffic by creating a feedback loop between Facebook and participating sites. Friends pull in their friends, creating a social entry point to your site.
■Automatic sign-in if you already signed into Facebook elsewhere, lowers the barriers to commenting.
■Most “liked” comments get voted to the top. It also knows who your friends are, so you will see those comments first.

Cons

■No support for Twitter or Google IDs, which leaves out the other half of the social Web.

■No backups and other lock-ins will make it hard for sites to leave.

■If you work somewhere that blocks Facebook, you are out of luck.

■Your friends might be surprised to find their replies in your Facebook News stream reproduced on another site’s comments. Expect a backlash.

■Moderation bugs, no view counts at the top of posts or ways to highlight site owners/writers in comments.