Social media titan Facebook has launched more than 60 Open Graph Applications for users. Company has invited many developers as well as press for the conference which took place at San Francisco. In the conference, developers outside from Facebook were also invited to submit their applications. These applications continuously shared users’ action back to Facebook after they gave prior permission.
However, these new apps are quite similar to Open Graph Application – Washington Post, Spotify and Hulu – which had already been rolled out by Facebook few months back. So every time users read the post or listened music their friends will come to know and even they can also read or listen to those post and songs at the same time.
Apparently, this is the last big conference before Facebook files its Initial Public Offering and enter in the silent mode. As company is bounded not to launch or organize any event after filing IPO. It is mainly due to the financial regulations which keep companies away from commenting on any products, business or criticism from their rivals and analysts.
Although, outside developers have started coding their apps after F8 developer meet when company announced various features it is planning to launch in coming years.
Currently, Facebook has partnered with 60 developers to develop Open graph Application which will be available to users.
“The more than 60 lifestyle apps now available make it easy for people to bring the activities they enjoy, such as travel, cooking, fitness, and fashion, to their timeline. Companies such as Foodspotting, Ticketmaster, Pinterest, Rotten Tomatoes, Pose, Kobo, and Gogobot, are launching timeline apps tonight, which can be found here, and there will be more coming soon” as said by Facebook in it official announcement.
It might be possible that these launches might influence people and they might get aggressive ss there are many users who don’t like too many changes on their profile. Also, many users don’t want to share their information openly on Facebook. So, in coming days we might see rise in complaints on Facebook.
Taking the view of problems faced in India, Facebook has asked developers to keep their app simple, genuine and non-abusive.
The list includes various well renowned internet giants apps like eBay, Digg, Foursquare, Ticket Master and Monster. Now, lets have a look at the list of applications added on Facebook:-
* Where I’ve Been
* Snooth (wine)
SHOPPING / FASHION
* Rotten Tomatoes
* Dailymotion (French video site)
* Cinemur (French video site)
* Metacafe (videos)
* Ford (game)
* Wooga (Bubble Island, Diamond Dash)
* OMGPOP (Draw My Thing)
* Zynga (Words with Friends, Castleville
* BranchOut (job search)
* Monster (job search)
* Color (photo and video sharing)
* Courserank (education)
* Grockit (education)
* Foursquare (location)
* Goodreads (books)
* Kobo (books)
* StubHub (ticketing)
* Ticketmaster (ticketing)
* Ticketfly (ticketing)
* ScoreBig (ticketing)
* Appsfire (app discovery)
* Artfinder (art)
* Autotrader (cars)
* Digg (social sharing)
I feel these all Applications will be useful for Facebook users and they will enjoy using it in coming days. If you are keen to see the action live, you can pay a visit here and make your pick.