Facebook Continues Redesign Rollout With New Look for Pages

Facebook redesigned its news feed last week, but the company isn't stopping there. Next up for a makeover is Facebook Pages Facebook announced a new look for Pages on Monday, changing the appearance for both Page visitors and Page admins to what the company is calling a more "streamlined" look. See also: Facebook Unveils News Feed Redesign, One Year Later The new design includes two columns similar to the old version, but the right column is now the Page's timeline and the left includes information about the brand or corporation. In the previous design, both columns served as the Timeline; posts were staggered between the left and right columns as users scrolled down Read more...More about Redesign, Facebook, News Feed, Pages, and Social...

Facebook to Resurrect F8 Developer Conference for First Time in 3 Years

Facebook is bringing back F8, the company's major developer conference, for the first time in almost three years Parse CEO Ilya Sukhar, who also became a Facebook product manager after Parse was acquired by Facebook last April, announced the upcoming conference during a presentation at SXSW on Saturday See also: Where in the World Are Facebook's Developers? The F8 conference is scheduled for April 30 at the Design Concourse in San Francisco, and Facebook expects more than 1,500 developers from around the world to be in attendance Facebook doesn't host F8 conferences on a set schedule; the last F8 took place in September 2011. But that doesn't mean the company takes the conference lightly Read more...More about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, F8, Sxsw, and Andy...

The Key To Helping San Francisco’s Homeless: Cellphones

You won't find "cellphone" listed within Maslow's hierarchy of needs, but the device is certainly making a case for inclusion. A new San Francisco-focused website, Link-SF, was unveiled Friday with the goal of helping the city's homeless population connect with resources like shelter, food and medical assistance. See also: 7 Landmark Tech Laws Passed in 2013 The idea for a website alone isn't necessarily groundbreaking, but the intended use case is. Site creators built the service specifically for mobile phones, which have become an important tool in the everyday lives of America's homeless population, too, says Kenshiro Nakagawa, a software engineer at Zendesk who helped develop the site Read more...More about Zendesk, San Francisco San Jose, Cellphone, Homeless, and...

Twitter-Owned Crashlytics Unveils Beta Testing Tool for App Developers

Twitter-owned Crashlytics, a mobile company focused on crash reporting technology for apps, is testing a new tool that allows developers to beta test their apps with real users The "beta distribution tool," as it's called in the company's recent blog post, lets developers ship early versions of their iOS or Android mobile apps to users in order to test for bugs and receive feedback. The distribution tool from Crashlytics is also in beta mode. Interested developers need to apply in order to gain access See also: 25 Best Free Android Apps In other words, it's a beta version of the tool for apps in beta Read more...More about Twitter, Beta, Apple, Android Apps, and...