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Google Maps is gaining a Wifi-only mode

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“Let me see your phone”

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Twitter Eases Process of Embedding Timelines

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Twitter streamlined the process for publishers looking to generate and embed multiple timelines.

Senior product manager Mollie Vandor used a blog post to reveal three ways for publishers to generate an unlimited number of timelines: factory functions, Twitter’s new oEmbed application-programming interface and via publish.twitter.com.

Vandor also said publishers no longer need to create and save widgets to their accounts.


She wrote:

Whether you want to programmatically generate thousands of timelines at once, or you’re just looking for the quickest way to add a single Twitter timeline to your site, we’ve got you covered. With factory functions, you can now easily generate timelines for any web application, whether you want one timeline or 1 million. You can also use our new oEmbed API to seamlessly integrate profile, list, like or collection timelines directly into your CMS (content-management system). Or you can go straight to publish.twitter.com to customize your own embedded timeline display and get the code you need to copy and paste into your site–no computer science degree required.

As part of these improvements, we’ve also removed the need to create and save widgets to your account. Of course, if you already have timeline widgets, you can always access them in your Twitter settings. But going forward, you won’t need to log in to create or configure embedded timelines, and you’ll never need another widget ID again. All you need is a public profile, list, like or collection URL to get started. Check out our documentation or go to publish.twitter.com for more information. And, as always, by embedding Twitter content in your website or app, you are agreeing to the Developer Agreement and Developer Policy.

Readers: Do you have experience with embedding Twitter timelines?

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

Twitter Updates Android App With Material Design

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Twitter launched a redesigned application for Android users, which aligns with Google’s Material design. In the process, Twitter included three changes that it said will make its app easier to use.

First, the app now has a tab-based menu at the top of the screen, which allows users to quickly move between their home timelines, notifications, direct messages and more.

A revamped look and feel for our @Android app, now rolling out globally! See what’s new: https://t.co/MOaWKJgjqc pic.twitter.com/snL8pBLnDL

— Twitter (@twitter) June 7, 2016

Next, users have access to a navigation menu that slides out from the side of the screen, which allows them to access their profiles, highlights, lists, the connect tab and their settings.

Finally, the “new tweet” button has been turned into a floating button in the corner of the screen, so users can quickly send a new tweet whenever they’d like.

This updated Twitter experience is now rolling out to Android users around the world.

Readers: What do you think of these changes to Twitter’s Android app?

Article courtesy of SocialTimes

iOS 9 Now Available To Download

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Facebook Says Hello to New Android Dialer, Caller ID App

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HelloThe Phone Android dialer application Facebook was testing last month has been rechristened Hello, and it was officially rolled out in the Google Play store Wednesday.

Hello, currently available only for Android, serves as a phone dialer, caller ID provider, search engine and blocker of unwanted calls.

Android Police reported last month that an app called Phone was discovered in the Google Play store, and the two apps are clearly one in the same, since the Google Play URL for Hello contains “Facebook Phone.”

The entry for Phone last month was labeled “FB-ONLY,” likely meaning that it was only intended for use by employees of the social network, and users attempting to install it were unsuccessful, encountering “no page found” errors, which Android Police believed was due to the app being stored on Facebook’s internal servers.

As for Hello, from Facebook Creative Labs, product manager Andrea Vaccari provided an overview of the app’s features in a Newsroom post:

When you get a call, Hello will show you info about who’s calling you, even if you don’t have that number saved in your phone. You will only see info that people have already shared with you on Facebook.


You can also search for people and businesses on Facebook and call them with just one tap. So if a friend tells you about a new restaurant in your neighborhood, you can use Hello to find their hours, make a reservation and get directions, all without leaving the app.


Hello makes it easy to block unwanted calls. From your settings, you can block specific numbers and adjust whether you want to automatically block calls from commonly blocked numbers. Blocked calls go straight to voicemail and can be reviewed in your recent calls.


With Hello, people will only see info they could otherwise find on Facebook. We’ve also made it easy to control your experience using your settings on Facebook and in the app.

Readers: What are your initial impressions of Hello?


Article courtesy of SocialTimes Feed

Facebook’s iOS App Gets Noisy

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WomanNoisesCellPhoneAre you hearing strange sounds while navigating the Facebook iOS application? Don’t worry: You’re not going crazy.

Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that it is adding sounds to its iOS app, saying:

We are in the process of adding sounds to a variety of common Facebook actions for a more delightful experience.

Josh Constine of TechCrunch reported noticing sounds during actions including navigating via the buttons on the navigation bar, liking, resharing, posting and hitting the back button.

The sounds can be disabled by going to the settings menu within the Facebook app, clocking on sounds, and then turning off in-app sounds.

Constine also pointed out that the team behind audio-production company WaveGroup Sound joined Facebook last August.

Readers: Have you noticed sounds in your Facebook apps? What do you think?

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Article courtesy of SocialTimes Feed

Amazon’s Connected Speaker Echo Now Has An iOS App

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Twitter’s New App Tracking Capabilities To Help Personalize User Experience, Benefit Advertisers

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Android Lollipop Easter Egg Casts Andy The Android As Flappy Bird

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