Items tagged with Facebook Home

Facebook Home is forever going to change the social networking scene! It's going to render standard Android launchers obsolete! In time, Facebook Home will be installed on every Android device in the world! The new launcher spells doom for all other social networks! Or maybe, just maybe, it won't become as popular as Mark Zuckerberg and company are hoping. It's too early to tell for sure, but one thing we know is that Facebook Home has been downloaded around 1 million times since it launched a month ago. Facebook's director of mobile engineering Cory Ondrejka revealed the lackluster statistic to... Read more...
Just last summer, Facebook seemed to be flailing for a solution to its biggest revenue threat: Facebook users were moving their usage to mobile devices in droves. In August, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called mobile “A huge opportunity for Facebook,” and unveiled a new mobile ad platform intended to turn around Facebook’s falling share price. Now, things are certainly rosier for the social network: Facebook is reporting that its mobile ads powered a large jump in first-quarter sales. With billions of people expected to move to mobile over the next few years, mobile ad sales are... Read more...
The good news for Mark Zuckerberg and company is that there appears to be a lot of interest for Facebook Home, the new Android launcher that puts the world's most popular social playground front and center on compatible devices. As first noted by Twitter user Benedict Evans, Facebook Home raced to 500,000 downloads from Google Play in its first week of availability. At the time of this writing, Google Play is listing between 500,000 and 1 million downloads. That's still only a tiny fraction of Facebook's entire userbase, but it's an impressive feat nonetheless, especially considering the short... Read more...
For many users, smartphones are tools that are more about the software and user experience than the hardware. Of course, you still need adequate hardware and smooth performance to ensure a good experience, but beyond that, there are plenty of users who are attracted more to software and easy-to-use features than anything else. As the first phone to ship with Facebook Home preinstalled, the new HTC First is hoping to attract customers who care most about the Facebook experience on their phones. Facebook Home is deeply integrated with Android and offers notifications, status updates, photos, messages,... Read more...
For many users, smartphones are tools that are more about the software and user experience than the hardware. Of course, you still need adequate hardware and smooth performance to ensure a good experience, but beyond that, there are plenty of users who are attracted more to software and easy-to-use features than anything else. As the first phone to ship with Facebook Home preinstalled, the new HTC First smartphone is hoping to attract users who care most about the Facebook experience on their phones. Facebook Home is deeply integrated with Android. With Facebook Home, you’ll... Read more...