An Infographic that looks at one of the biggest tech success stories over the last decade – Facebook, and outline the correlation between funding and growth in terms of number of users and revenue generated.
Courtesy of Country Finance Group
Courtesy of Country Finance Group
Photo tagging has finally arrived on Instagram, although the company are calling the feature ‘photos of you’. The idea is the same on most other social networks, you take a photo which includes some friends and then you tag them in it, which is much simpler than including them in a comment below the photo.
Since the update, a new tab has been included in the profile page which you can tap to see which images you have been included in. It’s awesome that these features have finally been released, but it’s really quite shocking that they weren’t already included.
Shortly after a week on the Google Play Store, Facebook Home has reached the 500,000 downloads milestone, however the launcher still has a poor average rating of just 2.2 out of 5.
You probably hadn’t noticed, but Facebook have just changed their logo for the first time in years. There’s only one difference though, which is the removal of the faint blue line at the bottom of the ‘F’. Although the logo has still not appeared on every Facebook page, it has made a debut as the icon on Android and iOS app updates earlier this week, as well as on Facebook Home.
It’s a nice little tweak to make it look very simple, which is the direction the company are taking with their latest app and website designs, but I’m not surprised they aren’t making a big deal over the change.
For the past seven days, I have been using Facebook Home, the social network’s home replacement for Android, which pushes people ahead of apps. So far, the only device which comes pre-installed with Facebook Home is the HTC First, which in reviews around the web has been praised for allowing the user to switch back to stock Android, which doesn’t sound too good for the launcher. After one whole week of using only Facebook Home, here are my views.
Last week Facebook finally launched their new android Launcher, Facebook home. Available at the moment only on a handful of devices, Facebook have promised that it will grow its compatibility over the coming months. Facebook home was eagerly anticipated, although many questioned why anyone would want facebook to be more than just an app. Now launched and available to download, are these beliefs ratified?
If the launch of Facebook Home yesterday made on thing clear, it’s that people have a very mixed view about Facebook. You either love it or hate it, and the same goes for the company’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who stars in this latest Facebook Home ad. During the short video, the ‘Zuck’ is seen congratulating his employees on the launch of the app. However, one of the people is using the app as he’s making the speech, and all sorts of crazy stuff starts to happen around the office, based on the activity on the screen.
Facebook Home has finally been released, although not without its problems. I’ve been monitoring several forums who have been keeping an eye on the release of the launcher, and at the moment there are still some issues.
The first batch of HTC First reviews have arrived, and they are very interesting. Most of the reviewers seem impressed with Facebook Home, given that it is currently only in version 1.0, however many concede that most users will inevitably enable stock Android, which is one of the benefits. One thing most reviewers can agree on, is that the 5 megapixel camera is far below average, which is a shame considering Facebook have been focusing on photos a lot recently.
Facebook Home has been dominating a lot of technology news headlines over the past few days, following it’s announcement last week. The Android launcher is due for an official release on a handful of devices this Friday, the 12th of April. However, the application APK files have been leaked onto the internet today, and are available to install right now on a number of unsupported devices, including the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.