Facebook Releases Version 2.0 Update to Slingshot, Brings Retooled Features and Layout

A revised Slingshot app has been published to Google Play, after the team at Facebook decided to go back to the drawing board following much feedback received from users.

In a blog post, the Slingshot team stated that when updating an application, it’s not only about what you add to the app, but what you remove. “We understand that improving a product isn’t only about what you add, but about what you remove, so we made a simpler, cleaner, more fun Slingshot.”  (more…)

Facebook Explains the Future of Its Android App is Through Efficiency and Performance

In a post on their engineering blog today, Facebook said that it was about two years ago when they became a “mobile-first” company. The struggle with that outlook is the definition of mobile is not the same all around the world. To make sure that its application will give the same Facebook experience to people around the world, Facebook traveled to Africa to study what “mobile” is in emerging markets to help define its strategy going forward.  (more…)