F82015

Facebook Launches 3 New Open-Source Tools For Android Developers

Most of Facebook's announcements at its F8 developer conference this week were iOS-centric, but today, the company also released three new open source tools for Android developers. The first is a p

The Biggest Challenges Left In Virtual Reality, According To Oculus

The second half of Facebook's keynote took an odd turn today at F8, spending a surprising amount of time looking at the unknowns of consciousness and visual illusions. But toward the end, Oculus Chief

Facebook Open-Sources React Native

At its F8 developer conference in San Francisco today, Facebook announced that it is open-sourcing its React native framework for building native apps. React Native is Facebook's version of its React

Facebook’s Aquila Drone Will Beam Down Internet Access With Lasers

As the second day of its F8 conference began here at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Facebook announced the first hardware it plans to use to beam the Internet down to billions of people around the world

Facebook’s ComponentKit Is A New Framework For Building iOS App Interfaces

At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced the launch of ComponentKit, a new Objective-C library the company built to improve the performance of its iOS app. As Facebook notes, Component

Everything You Need To Know From Today’s Facebook F8 Announcements

Today marked the first day of F8, Facebook's annual developer conference, and the company announced a ton of stuff! Some of it is bigger than others, though — so we've wrapped up all the most im

Facebook’s Messenger Platform Preserves WhatsApp’s Clarity Of Purpose

We demystified it last month, but Facebook's $18 billion acquisition of WhatsApp should begin to make more sense to people today after the company announced that its Messenger service will become a pl

Facebook’s Parse Launches New IoT Service, Debugging Tool And More

Parse, the platform-as-a-service company Facebook acquired in 2013, today revealed a couple of new features at Facebook's F8 developer conference in San Francisco: Parse for IoT, Enhanced Sessions to

With New Support For Mobile Ads, Facebook’s LiveRail Isn’t Just For Video Anymore

Facebook is expanding <a target="_blank" href="http://www.liverail.com">LiveRail</a>, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/07/02/facebook-liverail/">the video ad platform that it acquired last ye

Facebook Announces Analytics For Apps

As if turning Facebook Messenger into a platform and laying the groundwork for virtual reality video on the News Feed weren't enough, Facebook just announced Analytics for Apps, a new tool for markete

Facebook Will Now Let You Embed Facebook Videos On Other Sites

Facebook wants to be your source for everything — whether or not you’re actually on Facebook. Today at F8, Facebook introduced the ability to embed Facebook videos on other websites. While you

Facebook’s New Comments Plugin Syncs Conversations Between Sites And FB Pages

Facebook has a new commenting system it unveiled at F8 today that should help keep conversations in sync across FB itself, on brand pages and on sites that use its embedded comments. The revamped comm

Soon Facebook Messenger Will Let You Reach Out To Businesses

During the opening keynote at Facebook's F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg just announced that you'll soon be able to reach out to businesses from within the standalone Facebook Messenger app.

Facebook Launches Messenger Platform For Content Tools And Chat With Businesses

Today at its F8 conference, Facebook announced its new Messenger Platform that will allow its 600 million users to create and share content with third-party tools, and communicate directly with busine

Facebook To Support Spherical Video In News Feed And Oculus

Facebook is going to support spherical video in News Feed, and in the Oculus hardware it creates through Oculus VR. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new feature today at F8, the company's an

Facebook F8 App Confirms Messenger As A Platform, Parse For IoT

A notification just sent out by the official app for Facebook’s F8 conference later today reads “The Garage and Demo areas are now open! Just revealed: Parse for IoT, Messenger as a Platfo