Facebook pushes to become entertainment platform with new social apps

Facebook has announced its partnership with 33 European partners to launch a range of new social media apps.

Consumers will soon be able to access music, movies and news on their mobiles via Facebook after Spotify, The Guardian, The Independent and Vevo signed up to create their own apps. Developers, meanwhile, will be able to create their own action as part of their app based on the 'Like" social pluggin and be able to customise ways of sharing their content such as "watch" or "read" and which will be...

By Verity Gough, 26 September 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Design, Development, Mobile, Social.

Property hunting TV app set to launch

Property listings website, Rightmove has announced it is to launch a new ap for Samsung’s web-enabled Smart TV range.

It is the latest brand to sign up to create aps for Samsung and is in good company with the likes of YouTube, LoveFilm, BBC iPlayer and Teletext Holidays who have already launched their own aps.

The house-finder app will be available towards the end of the year and enables users to hunt for homes using the website’s listings via Samsung's Smart TV.

Commenting on the new ap,...

By Verity Gough, 02 September 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Marketing, Samsung.

Facebook launches instant messaging mobile App

Facebook has launched a instant messaging mobile app for smart phones to allow users to message on the go in what they claim is a "simpler and faster" way to communicate. The app, called Facebook Messenger launched yesterday in the US. It integrates Facebook service Messages and aggregates a user’s chat, email and texts into a single, continuous thread. This enables users to send messages to friends or contacts in their phonebook in either a text or notification form while photos and locations can also be added to messages. Unlike Blackberry...

By Verity Gough, 10 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Mobile, Social.

Orange and iPhone to offer free film app

Orange customers will soon be able to download a free film each week via a new iPhone app, thanks to a partnership between the mobile giant and Apple.

Orange: Film to Go is set to launch on 11 August and will be supported by a multi-platform advertising campaign which illustrates films being watched 'on the move' via various devices including laptops and mobiles.

In order to access the free service, customers will simply need to text the network provider, visit a dedicated Facebook page, www.facebook.com/orangefilmclub, or use a mobile app where they are to be...

By Verity Gough, 09 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: iOS, Mobile, Social.

Channel 5 set to launch Big Brother app

Channel 5 has announced it is to launch a Big Brother app so fans can access their favourite housemate info, games and live coverage via their iPhones, iPads and Android devices.

The reality show, which was bought by Five last year after ten years of success on Channel 4, kicks off with ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ on Thursday 18 August with the apps’ launch set to coincide with the first broadcast, pending approval from Apple.

In addition to pre-roll ads which will be sold by the Channel 5 sales...

By Verity Gough, 07 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Android, iOS.