Facebook Updating iPhone App to Support Location Features
Aug 18, 2010, 9:11 PM by Philip Berne
At an event at its Palo Alto headquarters today, Facebook unveiled its new location feature, Places. Places will work with existing location-based social networks Foursquare, Gowalla, Yelp and Booyah, and will let Facebook users check in and share locations with their social circle. The feature will roll out first on an iPhone app which Facebook says should be available some time this evening. In addition, the new feature will work with Facebook's smartphone-friendly touch.facebook.com site, so any user with an adequate browser should be able to take advantage. Facebook has also opened up its places API to allow developers to create location-based apps that work with Facebook's so-called Social Graph features.
Facebook Releases 'Lite' App for Android Phones
Facebook today announced Facebook Lite, a version of the social network that uses less data and will work on less-robust network connections. The Facebook Lite app is just 1MB to install, and Facebook claims it loads quickly and offers core features, such as News Feed, status updates, photos, and notifications.
Facebook Messenger Gains Live Location Sharing
Facebook today made it possible for people to share their real-time location with others using Messenger. The optional tool is available to both Android and iOS devices.
Facebook Expands Live Video Streaming to More People
Facebook today said a small percentage of iPhone owners in the U.S. will be able to test streaming live video to their Facebook friends.
Facebook Adds More Control Over Location Sharing In Messenger
Facebook today altered the way it handles location sharing within Messenger. Previously, Messenger allowed users to set their location-sharing status to on or off.
Facebook Brings Graph Search to iPhone
Facebook today detailed some updates it's made to search both on Facebook.com and within the iPhone app. Most importantly, Facebook is adding Graph Search to the iPhone mobile app, which will allow iPhone users to search for things such as "Which of my friends likes 'Homeland'?" and other natural language queries.