Introducing Facebook HomeThe family of apps that puts your friends at the heart of your phone.
With Home, everything on your phone gets friendlier. From the moment you turn it on, you see a steady stream of friends’ posts and photos. Upfront notifications and quick access to your essentials mean you’ll never miss a moment. And you can keep chatting with friends, even when you’re using other apps.
It’s all part of Facebook Home—there’s no other phone, app or operating system like it.
What is Facebook Home?
Facebook Home is software for your phone designed to put your friends above everything else. You can download Facebook Home for free or purchase it pre-installed on a phone. Facebook Home works together with the Facebook for Android and Facebook Messenger apps to enable its main features:
– Cover feed: Glance at your phone for photos and posts from your Facebook News Feed.
– Chat heads: Send and receive texts and Facebook messages in one place. Open, close and drag chat heads around your screen to keep chatting while you’re using other apps.
– Notifications: See news as it happens with bigger, bolder notifications on your home screen.
– App launcher: Get right to your favorite apps and post to Facebook from the same place.
With today’s release, you can now select which folders from SkyDrive are synced – making it easier to use SkyDrive with laptops or tablets with small drives. You’re in control. If you’d like to keep all your photos and documents in SkyDrive but only sync a folder of your most important documents to your laptop, you can do that – even if your desktop is syncing the full set. You can choose specific sub-folders to sync as well; you aren’t limited to your primary SkyDrive folders.
We expect the update to be available to everyone within 48 hours. If you’re anxious and want it now, you can find links to download updates for Windows, Windows Phone, Mac, and Android from http://apps.live.com/skydrive.
Use the new App Download Tag to link users to experiences based on their mobile platform
Now a Tag can be smart, knowing the type of phone that is scanning the Tag and allowing you to intelligently deliver experiences based on mobile platform. App Download Tag is a new type of Tag that can be linked to a specific mobile marketplace or mobile site optimized for the device.
Have a mobile app for Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry? Create a App Download Tag that recognizes what kind of device is scanning the Tag and sends the user to the relevant app marketplace. No longer will you need to rely on consumers finding your app through marketplace searches – instead, you can direct them to the exact download location so Tag scanners get the right experience every time.
Have you built a mobile site that uses Flash technology? Direct your iPhone users to a site that is instead optimized for their device, ensuring that they get the best mobile experience possible. Eliminate broken rich media elements on your mobile site – using the App Download Tag will allow you to optimize your mobile experience based on the device capabilities.
One Tag for all. The beauty of App Download Tag is that you can use the same Tag for all mobile platforms. There’s no need to print multiple Tags pointing to different URLs. The App Download Tag will do the work to deliver the right URL for each device.
App Download Tags can be created for Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and J2ME platforms. Users can also be sent to a default URL if a specific platform is not indicated