Google has launched a new app called “Who’s down”, which takes its hangouts concept to another level. Not a much higher level though, just a small step up. What we know so far about this app is that it is currently an invite-only app and is restricted to college students. It allows people who are interested in similar things to ‘group up’ and chat on the app.
The app does not require you to sign up with an academic email address, however, it does ask you which college you are from before joining the wait list. Google is clearly trying to expand into the social media sphere in small ways and yet trying to make a its mark. Targeting college [...]
The Facebook app for Windows Phone has been updated to add two of the most essential features to any modern Facebook user. Photography enthusiasts will love the fact that now from their Windows phone they can upload multiple photos at the same time, essential for all those Lumia 1020 buyers.
The new update also allows users to be able to unfriend and unlike people and posts, a simple yet essential feature for Facebook users. The Facebook app for Windows Phone update brings more to the table than just the two updates mentioned above, such as inline @ tagging and speed boosts for both posts and check-ins.
Instagram has updated their iOS and Android Apps to major V. 3.0 . Now Using the geotagged images Instagram allows you to look at your photo map. It overlays photos with a map underneath, giving people a far more visual look at what they were seeing at a given point on Earth.
The app now displays bigger grid photos to make it easier to browse large collections of photos and see them too. You’ll find bigger grid photos on user profiles, the Explore tab, as well as on hashtag and location pages.
Also a lot of UI changes allow users to enjoy the new [...]
If you’ve been keeping it old school on Facebook with the previous generation single-column profile page, your days are officially numbered. Big Blue says it is preparing to move all 955 million of its users over to the newer Timeline-style profiles this fall.
Timeline, which organizes all of your wall posts and status updates into a continuous two-column stream dating back to the day you first joined Facebook, was first introduced late last year. Since then, many users have already been forced to make the switch, but some others have managed to fall through the cracks.
Until now, the change to the new-look Facebook has been voluntary, but the site’s [...]
Facebook is back to building smartphones, and this time around its no ChaCha. According to the New York Times Bits blog, the company is hiring old Apple iPhone and iPad engineers and employees to develop phones exclusive to Facebook
[quote]Mark is worried that if he doesn’t create a mobile phone in the near future that Facebook will simply become an app on other mobile platforms. – Said one of the Facebook employees[/quote]
With Facebook’s IPO now out, this unique move may actually help the company gain some movement, when they seem to be slowing down.
Got yourself an Android power phone? Fancy a quick snapper, then instagram is your answer. An app that does it all, click pictures, edit add filters and share with your fellow beings on Facebook, twitter et all. Check it out before I go hands on soon.
Instagram – A beautiful way to share your world. It’s fast, free and fun! ??
Pick from one of several gorgeous filtered effects to breathe a new life into your mobile photos. Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family.??
Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your [...]
Windows is using videos to get users accustomed to the new OS. With over 3 million Downloads. the new Windows 8 is gathering a lot of attention. Check out the full video of it in action below
Microsoft has just outed the new “We’re In” location sharing app for Windows Phone 7 Devices. The App is free to download in the marketplace and is available now.
The App works on a time based location sharing scheme, first you invite someone to share their location and then you specify for how long the location sharing has to go on. It does bring in Location based networking features of Foursquare.
Today we’re happy to announce the release of the “We’re In” app for Windows Phone.
We’re In makes organizing get- together’s, carpooling and trying to find people in a crowd a breeze. Any time you want to see [...]
Its been almost 2 weeks since the inception of Google + and a lot of people are still struggling for invitations to the G+ ecosystem.
iGyaan can Help!
Update: Due to the overwhelming response we have changed the terms a little bit.
First Like us on Facebook
Second Subscribe on Youtube
Now, just use the contact link on [...]
Kevin Ryan, an entrepreneur and ex-CEO of DoubleClick, predicted that Facebook will generate approximatly $1 billion from its social gaming services this year. He arrived at the figure with the help of his brother Sean Ryan, who is the director of social gaming partnerships for FaceBook.
FaceBook however, as a private company, has no obligation to disclose such financial information and has refused to comment on the prediction. The company will be going public next year with a very high Initial Public Offering because its valuation has been predicted to be greater than $100 billion.
China, as a country has banned Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Foursquare. Its newest target has been the Google+ service, which promises to give a better social networking experience than Facebook. A Chinese Internet Analyst Sage Brennan had this to say:
[quote]This was the quickest blockage I can remember … The speed with which they moved to block Google+ was surprising, but I couldn’t be less surprised to see it blocked.[/quote]
China has discouraged the use of online forums with a political tinge and has been wary of all foreign [...]
Google has always wanted to be a king of Social Networking, after Orkut and Buzz that failed to catch up and sustain themselves to the competition. Google has today launched the new Google + Social networking engine. In a simple attempt a black bar appears at the top of the google pages with a +you button.
One of the most notable services in the Google+ networking is the Circles. What this basically lets you do, it that it allows you to select your group of friends and assign them into groups (or circles) then when yo post updates you can select who all you want to update.
Hangouts is [...]