Items tagged with Facebook-Home

Facebook Home was--sorry, is--an intriguing idea, and it’s not surprising that around a million people downloaded the Facebook-integrated skin and app launcher. However, user ratings for Facebook Home have been less than stellar, and it wasn’t exactly a good sign that AT&T slashed the cost of the HTC First, the first smartphone to ship with Facebook home already onboard (our review here), from $100 to $0.99 after lackluster interest. All Facebook can really do at this point is try and make Facebook Home better, which is exactly what the company is doing. Facebook previously announced that it would be adding a dock and folders to the skin, as well as the ability to edit who can... Read more...
It’s too early to tell if Facebook Home is going to be a success or not; it’s only available on a few devices, and it’s only been out for a few days. However, Facebook Home is really designed as an aggressive product, aimed at securing hearts and minds in the mobile market (which should be a fascinating development to watch). Of course, it’s only available on Android devices so far. According to Bloomberg, though, Facebook is in talks with Apple and Microsoft to implement Home (or a version of Home) on iOS and Windows Phone devices. Facebook Home “It may or may not be Home. We could also just bring some of the design values to the iOS app. That might be how it ends... Read more...
Facebook Home is now available on select handsets and is preloaded on the HTC First (available from AT&T), and Facebook is running a series of ads promoting the deep integration app launcher UI skin...thing. The latest ad shows Mark Zuckerberg giving his team a (surprisingly boring) “Atta boy, you did it” speech at Facebook headquarters, and apparently the actors in the ad are the actual team members that built Facebook Home. At least one of the team members would rather dink around on Facebook than listen to Zuck drone on describing Home’s features, so he’s toying with his phone instead of listening. Hijinks ensue. Warning: screaming goat alert. You have to hand it... Read more...