Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Facebook Acquires Interactive iPad Book Maker: Push Pop Press

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Acquisition, Apple, blog, Design, Facebook, iPad, iPhone, Social Networks

Facebook has acquired Push Pop Press, the company behind iPad app “Our Choice,” based on a book by Al Gore. The company was co-founded by former Apple designer Mike Matas who was a lead designer of both the original iPhone and iPad interfaces. Facebook does not plan to sell interactive iPad books, but the technology and design talent will be used in Facebook’s future.

Mike Matas demoed “Our Choice” at the TED conference this year to rave reviews.

Statement from Facebook:

We’re thrilled to confirm that we’ve acquired Push Pop Press, a startup whose groundbreaking software changes the way people publish and consume digital content. We can’t wait for co-founders Mike Matas and Kimon Tsinteris to get started, and for some of the technology, ideas and inspiration behind Push Pop Press to become part of how millions of people connect and share with each other on Facebook.

[via allthingsd]
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Facebook For iPad Has Arrived [Updated]

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Gadgets, How To, iPad, Jailbreak, News, Rants & Raves, Social Networks, Tutorials

The entire world has been patiently awaiting the arrival of a Facebook iPad app. This however is just about to change. As discovered by some folks on Twitter and confirmed by TechCrunch, the new Facebook iPad app is ready and actually already out there. Indeed, Facebook did develop the app and placed it inside its code already, but hasn’t simply activated it. Just a few lines of code to change can however make it happen.

Hidden in the code of Facebook’s iPhone app is the code for something else. Something everyone has been waiting over a year for. The iPad app.

The gist of the trick is a modification to make inside the Facebook app discovered by AeroEchelon on Twitter:

If you change the UIDeviceFamily to 2 for iPhone on the Facebook app you get an iPad version!

You can make apps iPad compatible without pixelation and 2x button and also you can make the app support all 4 orientations. Here is how:

1.  Navigate to the app you want to make compatible in /var/mobile/Applications 2.  Open the info.plist in the applications main folder 3.  Add the follow: <key>UIDeviceFamily</key> <array> <integer>1</integer> <integer>2</integer> </array> 4. Respring and then you should have a nice iPad size app

iClarified has a full step by step guide on how to achieve just that. It’s actually the same technique that has been long used to force iPhone-only apps to run in full screen on the iPad.

Update #1:

Facebook has blocked access to iPad version

Update #2:

You can re-enable Facebook’s iPad app by doing this:
  • Download Facebook app
  • Open Cydia and install FaceForward [a free tweak available under BigBoss repo]
  [via appadvice]

Diaspora Invites Giveaway: Get Diaspora Free Invite Now

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Facebook, Featured, Giveaways, google, How To, News, Social Networks

Diaspora unlike Facebook or Google+ is a decentralized Social Network run by distributed Web servers maintained by some of their own users in “pods”. The Project is still under Development stage and is an invite only signup. Diaspora is gaining popularity because of the privacy concerns haunting people in major social networking sites like Facebook and Google+ which are centralized.

For those of you who still haven’t registered for Google+, how about checking out Diaspora for the time being until that time. Diaspora allows invites of a limited number of users, so I will be giving some of you until we figure out a way for a possibility to send more invites. So follow these steps to land yourself an invite to the most popular closed social networking site available on the internet.

How to get invited?

follow the easy simple steps below:
    1. Follow @iGradly on twitter or like the Facebook Page and share this on Facebook.
    2. Tweet the post in the format given below with the username.
Get Free Diaspora invite Now | #Diaspora Free Giveaway – http://t.co/MFejI2X @iGradly #Giveaway
  • After you done with the 2 steps , don’t forget to leave your comment on why you want to join Diaspora along with your email address, so that i can send you the invite to Diaspora.

Note: Please don’t post your email directly in the body of the comment to avoid spamming but instead you have a specific box for that to do so.

Facebook Announces In-Browser Video Calling Powered By Skype

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Facebook, News, Rants & Raves, Social Networks, Software

After teasing an “awesome” announcement at the company for Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the chance to announce the launch of in-browser video calling powered by Skype.

See The Friends You Message Most The new chat design includes a sidebar that lists the people you message most. Now it’s easier to find your friends and start a conversation. The sidebar adjusts with the size of your browser window, and it automatically appears when the window is wide enough.

Create a Group Chat Instantly We’re also launching multi-person chat, which is one of our most requested features. Now when your friends can’t figure out what movie to see, you can just add them to a chat and decide together. To include more friends in your conversation, simply select Add Friends to Chat and just like your other chats, the history of your conversation is available in messages.

Bring Your Conversations to Life Video chat has been around for years now, but it’s still not an everyday activity for most people. Sometimes it’s too difficult to set up, or the friends you want to talk to are on different services.

So a few months ago, we started working with Skype to bring video calling to Facebook. We built it right into chat, so all your conversations start from the same place. To call your friend, just click the video call button at the top of your chat window.

Hopefully Facebook plans to bring these new video calling features to its rumored iPad application. You can get video calling enabled by hitting the link below.

Video calling will be available to everyone over the next few weeks, but if you don’t want to wait, you can get it now.

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