Tag : f8

F8 2016: Here’s What You Missed

Facebook’s  F8 conference has become an important window into the social giant’s advertising and stack-building strategy. Last March at F8, important updates to Facebook Messenger, LiveRail, and Parse were unveiled to developers from around the world. The 2016 edition of F8 was held once again at Fort Mason in San Francisco, spanning April 12th and 13th. If you were unable to attend the two-day event, here are some on-the-scene snapshots: Tuesday Keynote New Developments Facebook Live (live video for live events) Messenger  - instant, persists […]

What You Missed At Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference

Facebook’s  F8 conference has become an important window into the social giant’s advertising and stack-building strategy. Last May at F8, Mark Zuckerberg shared enhancements to Parse (a distribution tool for app developers), announced App Links, and unveiled the Facebook Audience Network. The 2015 edition of F8 is the biggest event to date, spanning two days, 80+ speakers, and 44 sessions. The app developers and product teams who converged on the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco yesterday have already been privy […]

3 Major Developments to Come Out of Facebook’s f8 Conference

Mark Zuckerberg took the stage yesterday and immediately announced that this was going to be a different kind of f8. Rather than focusing on dazzling new Facebook features, the company is now focused on stability and encouraging community growth — encompassing users, advertisers and developers. As Facebook continues to grow its audience and network of advertisers, scale becomes even more of a central focus. Some basic takeaways from his presentation: Facebook has helped process $3B+ in payments, with 59% of […]

All About Mobile: Facebook’s f8 Developer Conference + Nanigans Mobile SDK

All eyes are on San Francisco as Facebook gears up for f8 on April 30th. The last time Facebook held its developer conference was September of 2011, so there’s been quite a build up to this event. Historically, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has used f8 to make big announcements about the future of Facebook. In 2011 he unveiled Open Graph and announced the revamping of the News Feed. A lot of tech folks are speculating about what’s in store for us […]

Facebook’s f8 Keynote: What it Means for Developers & Marketers

We’re at f8 in San Francisco today, with the keynote speeches just concluding. After an entertaining opening with comedian Andy Samberg masquerading as Mark Zuckerberg, the real “Zuck Dawg” (as Samberg called him) took the stage to deliver the true keynote. Facebook’s CTO Bret Taylor and VP Product Chris Cox followed, along with brief cameo CEO appearances from Spotify’s Daniel Ek and Netflix’s Reed Hastings.  Overview of Announcements Two major announcements were made at f8: (1) introduction of the Timeline and (2) development of the […]