Facebook focuses on the developer community at F8

Facebook’s annual developer conference F8 kicked off today in San Jose with a strong focus on building community. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, took to the stage to stress the importance of bringing people together. According to Zuckerberg, Facebook for the past decade has been focused on connecting friends and family, but the … continue reading

Facebook’s new Secret Conversations allows end-to-end encrypted messages

Facebook has rolled out a new communication option called Secret Conversations, which is a new conversation mode in Messenger that allows users to create secret messages that will be encrypted end to end. These messages can only be read on one device with another designated recipient—Facebook excluded. This technology uses Signal Protocol, developed by Open … continue reading

F8 Developer Conference highlights include VR, bots, messenger platform

The F8 Developer Conference concluded yesterday, leaving developers with plenty of new and advanced tools. Users of the Facebook platform will also benefit from some of these major announcements, new features and services. Here is a recap of some of the most important announcements made at the conference: A bot platform for Facebook Messenger Facebook … continue reading

Report: New plans for Facebook Messenger

Facebook continues to drum up new ideas and plans for its platform. This time, the company wants to turn Messenger into an “Everything App,” but the biggest change with this plan is that it will turn Messenger into an app that pays for things, according to Forbes. Now code found inside Messenger suggests Facebook plans … continue reading

Facebook announces Messenger Platform, Parse IoT SDKs, app analytics at F8

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new developer platform for its Messenger application today during the keynote of the company’s F8 developer conference. Along with an SDK available today, Facebook’s new Messenger Platform will enable developers to integrate apps and services directly inline in the Messenger composer. The Messenger applications demoed—apps providing GIFs, text animations, … continue reading

Facebook buys Wit.ai, developers launch an Android developer petition, and Autodesk 3D printing software is announced—SD Times news digest: Jan. 6, 2015

Facebook announced it has acquired Wit.ai, a voice-recognition and natural-language processing startup with technology akin to Apple’s Siri. The Wit.ai platform and natural-language processing API, which has a community of more than 6,000 developers, will remain free and open source, according to a Wit.ai blog post The acquisition could help draw more developers to Facebook, … continue reading

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