Facebook releases “Poke” app for iOS

Posted by: Brett

Facebook has released Facebook Poke for iOS today, allowing users to send quick video or picture messages to friends just like the popular app Snapchat. You can choose how long you want the person to be able to see the message, photo, or video for after which time it’ll disappear. Facebook was rumored to be launching a Snapchat rival before the end of the year and this looks to be it.

The app is free and is available now in the App Store

Source: Facebook, App Store

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Google Maps for iOS yields 10 million downloads in 2 days

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According to Jeff Huber at Google, the company’s recently released Google Maps for iOS has garnered over 10 million downloads in less than 48 hours of being on the App Store.

More than 10 million downloads in less than 48 hours after release!

We’re excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world. Congratulations to the Maps Team on the recognition for the passion and hard work they poured into it, for this release and over the last 7+ years.

If you’re an iPhone user and haven’t downloaded the Maps app yet, get it on the App Store or visit: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id585027354?mt=8.

If you already have it — thank you, and please tell a friend.  Any feedback you have is welcomed, here in G+ or in the app (just shake it).

Google Maps for iOS soared to the number one spot on the chart of top free apps following it’s release. The built-in maps application has been under fire since it’s release after it was realized that the app was sub-par and location data and imagery were found to be mediocre in certain areas.

Source: Google+

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Facebook 2.0 for Android, version 5.3 for iOS now available

Posted by: Brett

Facebook has released version 2.0 of their Android application today in addition to version 5.3 of their iOS application, making them both faster and smoother all around. The iOS app was updated back in August to version 5.0 when it was completely rebuilt. The Android version never got that update, but it’s likely version 2.0 for Android includes some sort of rebuilding.

Both updates are currently available on their respective app stores.

Source: Google Play Store, App Store, Facebook

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Google releases Google Maps for iOS

Posted by: Brett

Today, Google has released Google Maps on the iOS App Store, a mere few hours after AllThingsD correctly reported it would be released tonight. The app includes voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation, Street View, the ability to search for local businesses, public transit directions, and more.

Google Maps is free and available for download now.

Source: App Store

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Google Maps for iOS reportedly launching tonight

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Google releases official YouTube app for iPhone and iPod touch

 

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Following the removal of the native YouTube app from iOS 6 – which is to be released to the public sometime next week – Google released their official YouTube application in the App Store this morning, as promised.

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Facebook for iOS updated, now faster than ever

 

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One of the biggest gripes with the Facebook apps, especially on iOS, was it’s slow performance. Pictures barely loaded, the news feed was laggy and unreliable, and comments could barely be loaded, all because things were rendered using HTML 5.  Facebook has attempted to remedy the aforementioned issues today with version 5.0 of the Facebook application on iOS. The update today brings a huge performance enhancement as Facebook has rebuilt the app from the ground up and even added in some additional features like Timeline on the iPad, banners to show when new posts and comments are available, faster loading of Photos, and smoother scrolling.

The update is available now on the iPhone and iPad and you can find it in the App Store.

Source: App Store, Facebook Newsroom

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