Application-Programming Interfaces

    • Now Hear This: Facebook Debuts Live Audio

      A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but words are still worth something to Facebook. The social network Tuesday announced the introduction of Live Audio, a way for publishers to broadcast audio-only content live. Product specialist Shirley Ip and software engineer Bhavana Radhakrishnan announced the new feature in a Facebook Media blog post, also pitching it as a way for publ ...

      David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 18 readers -
    • 3 Ways to Turn Your Customers Into an Effective Marketing Channel

      A common challenge for startups is how to generate awareness and attract new customers. Many don’t have the resources to pursue traditional marketing or public-relations efforts, and must find creative ways to increase their visibility. One channel that’s especially valuable for these companies is word-of-mouth marketing, a medium that is more effective than any other form of advertising.

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    • Snapchat Offers Advertisers ‘Sequenced Messaging’ of Multiple Video Ads

      Snapchat is encouraging its advertisers to bundle their video ads. Sources told Lauren Johnson of SocialTimes parent Adweek that the messaging application is pitching the new ad packages as “sequenced messaging,” allowing advertisers to run consecutive video ads with different creative within its Discover section, in order to tell one story.

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  • Parse Reminds Developers About Jan. 30 Shutdown

    ….” Lacker wrote in a blog post Tuesday: As we previously shared, the Parse service is shutting down at the end of this month. Specifically, we will disable the Parse service Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Throughout the day, we will be disabling the Parse API (application-programming interface) on an app-by-app basis. When your app is disabled, you…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 9 readers -
  • Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

    … to go Live on behalf of the page–a change designed to make such reporting more flexible for newsrooms. In the future, we also want to bring to profiles all the flexibility that the Facebook Live API (application-programming interface) provides to pages, so journalists can use their professional equipment to go live. And we’re now going to offer…

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  • Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

    … the same signaling and permission models as the existing group audio calling feature within Messenger. Messenger Group Video Chats Holiday goodness delivery #2 (of 2)… By *very* popular demand, and after a lot of work to get it right, we bring you group video chats to Messenger on Android, iOS, and desktop on Messenger.com worldwide starting today…

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  • Mark Zuckerberg Introduces Jarvis, His 2016 Personal Challenge

    … this challenge is ending, I’m sure I’ll continue improving Jarvis, since I use it every day and I’m always finding new things I want to add. In the near term, the clearest next steps are building an Android app, setting up Jarvis voice terminals in more rooms around my home and connecting more appliances. I’d love to have Jarvis control my Big Green Egg…

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  • Facebook Live + 360 Video = Live 360

    … There are Facebook Live livestreamed videos and 360 video 360-degree videos, and now, there is Live 360. Product manager Supratik Lahiri and software engineer Chetan Gupta announced in a Newsroom post that Facebook will launch Live 360 video Tuesday (Dec. 13) at noon PT/3 p.m. ET, with National Geographic going live from the Mars Desert Research…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 14 readers -
  • Facebook Pulls Facebook Live API Access From Prisma

    … Photo- and video-editing application Prisma announced earlier this month that iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 users could stream live on Facebook with the iOS app’s visual effects applied to their streams, but not anymore. Natasha Lomas of TechCrunch reported that Facebook revoked Prisma’s access to its application-programming interface, telling…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 13 readers -
  • Facebook Gets Caught Up in CrowdTangle

    … started CrowdTangle in 2011, we began by experimenting with Facebook’s public API (application-programming interface) and trying to come up with creative products we could build on top of its social data. But what didn’t change in all that time is the fact that we still spend most of our time thinking about creative things we can do with Facebook…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 11 readers -
  • Facebook Gameroom Added as Unity Editor Build Target

    … for Unity application-programming interface to share content with Facebook friends, access the Graph API and more. You will also be able to use the Unity IAP service to handle in-app purchases on Facebook. Everything you need comes integrated with Unity out of the box–you can even upload your builds to be hosted by Facebook directly from the Unity Editor. Game developers and players: Thoughts? …

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 15 readers -
  • Twitter Adds Quick Replies, Welcome Messages to DMs From Brands

    …. If you’re a business that provides support in DMs, you can greet people with a welcome message starting today by setting up your default welcome message in the support settings page of Twitter Dashboard. The developer APIs (application-programming interfaces) that power these features are currently in private beta. If you’re a developer and are interested in building these types of solutions in DMs, you can sign up and apply for access here. Readers: What are your thoughts on the new Twitter DM features for businesses? …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Twitter- 11 readers -
  • Since-Fixed Bug Affected Facebook Page Insights From Oct. 4-14

    … and post engagement counts when reviewing their Page Insights for this time period. This also affected all post engagement-related metrics in the Pages Insights APIs (application-programming interfaces). This bug did not affect the count of Reactions featured on posts that were promoted/paid, nor did it affect how ads were delivered or billed. The impact…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 11 readers -
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