Facebook's Timeline Spreads to Androids and Mobile Web
Facebook today indicated that its new Timeline feature is available not only on desktop computers, but also on Android smartphones via the Facebook application and within the browsers of mobile devices. Once users set up Timeline through their online account, it will automatically filter down to the Android Facebook app version 1.8.1 and most mobile browsers when they are pointed to m.facebook.com. Users will see their own Timeline as well as the Timelines of their friends once they enable Timeline. Facebook explains that users will see their own cover photo and then the reverse chronological events of their lives as they scroll down. Photos will appear larger, and tagged Facebook friends will be more prominently displayed in Timelines. Photo albums can be accessed by swiping sideways without leaving the timeline. The Timeline feature is free to use.
Google Maps Timeline Feature Travels to iOS Devices
Google today made the Timeline tool of Google Maps available to iOS devices. Timeline tracks users' movements based on their location, providing a clear picture of where they've been, for how long, and how they got there.
Timeline Lets Android Users Explore Their Past Travels
Google is rolling out a new feature to Android and desktop users of Google Maps that allows people to see all the places they've visited. The feature, called Timeline, makes it possible to revisit locations within Maps to recall where you've been.
Facebook's Events App Reaches Android Devices
Facebook has made its Events application available to Android handsets via the Google Play Store. Events By Facebook, released to iOS devices in October, lets users find and schedule things to do with family and friends.
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's Events App to Help You Find Things to Do
Facebook today announced a new app called Events, which is meant to help Facebook users find and schedule tings to do with family and friends. The app will highlight events that friends are planning to attend, new events added by liked pages, and updates from events to which users may have already RSVP'd.