Facebook v3.8

 

Current Version: 3.8

Requires Android: Varies with device

Category:  Social

Size:  Varies with device

 

What’s in this version:  

– Swipe right and tap the lock by your name to get to your privacy shortcuts

– Set reminders for upcoming episodes of your favorite TV shows on participating Pages (US only)

– Bug fixes

New if you’re using Home:

– See photos and posts from Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr on your lock screen

 

Details:  Keeping up with friends is faster than ever.

• See what friends are up to

• Share updates, photos and videos

• Get notified when friends like and comment on your posts

• Text, chat and have group conversations

• Play games and use your favorite apps

 

Now you can get early access to the next version of Facebook for Android by becoming a beta tester. Learn how to sign up, give feedback and leave the program in our Help Center: http://on.fb.me/133NwuP

Problems downloading or installing the app? See http://bit.ly/GPDownload1 Still need help? Please tell us more about the issue. http://bit.ly/invalidpackage

Facebook is only available for users age 13 and over.

 

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Facebook Home Receives Update – Brings Instagram and Pinterest Support, Plus New Icon

 

Facebook pushed out an update to Facebook Home yesterday, which includes support for users of Instagram and Pinterest, as well as a fancy new Home icon. Other services, such as Flickr and Tumblr, also received support for the third party launcher app.

 

The app still behaves the same, replacing your current lockscreen with a steady stream of status updates and pictures from your friends on Facebook. What was funny to us is that since Instagram now supports ads, will you have to see the sponsored posts on Facebook Home, as well? That remains to be seen.

 

Here is the changelog taken from Google Play.

What’s New:

◾Use the Home app just as your lock screen or as your lock screen and app launcher

◾Updated app launcher

◾See photos and posts from Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr on your lock screen

 

Is anyone using this still?

 

Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.home

Instagram v1.0.6

Current Version: 1.0.6
Requires Android: 2.2 and up
Category: Social

V1.0.6 update:
• Lux now available on supported Galaxy Ace devices
• Various bug fixes and improvements

Overview:
Instagram – A beautiful way to share your world. It’s fast, free and fun!
Pick from one of several gorgeous filtered effects to breathe a new life into your mobile photos. Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family.

Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.

Features:
☆ 100% free custom designed filters and borders
☆ Lux works its magic by making your photos more vibrant and brings out details in your photos you couldn’t see before
☆ Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare (Flickr coming very soon)
☆ Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
☆ Works with Android versions 2.2 and above that support OpenGL ES 2
☆ Full front & back camera support
☆ And much much more…

Instagram v1.0.5

Requirements: Android 2.2+
Overview: Instagram – A beautiful way to share your world. It’s fast, free and fun! 



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Pick from one of several gorgeous filtered effects to breathe a new life into your mobile photos. Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family.



Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.



Features
:

☆ 100% free custom designed filters and borders
☆ Lux works its magic by making your photos more vibrant and brings out details in your photos you couldn’t see before
☆ Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare (Flickr coming very soon)

☆ Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments

☆ Works with Android versions 2.2 and above that support OpenGL ES 2
☆ Full front & back camera support

☆ And much much more…

What’s in this version:
• Added Support For Galaxy Y (GT-S5360)
• Bug Fixes For Some Froyo Devices

Facebook buys Instagram (insert groan here)

There goes the neighborhood. Only a week after finally arriving on Android, Instagram has sold out — to Facebook. The price, according to a press release: $1 billion in cash and Facebook stock.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, on his time line, says that it’s more than just absorbing Instagram into the Collective. “We believe these are different experiences that complement each other,” he wrote. “But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram’s strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.

“That’s why we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Millions of people around the world love the Instagram app and the brand associated with it, and our goal is to help spread this app and brand to even more people.”

For its part, Instagram says it’s business as usual. “It’s important to be clear that Instagram is not going away,” CEO Kevin Systrom said. “We’ll be working with Facebook to evolve Instagram and build the network. We’ll continue to add new features to the product and find new ways to create a better mobile photos experience.”

So we’ll have to see exactly what happens. As far as Android’s concerned, it’s more about the service than the app. The app itself isn’t all that great. The filters have been around in other apps for some time. (On the other hand, Facebook’s Android app is notoriously bad, too.)

And until Instagram gets its act together and works on more Android smartphones, it’s going to remain a non-starter for many.

Sync your Instagram photos to Google+ [How-to]

We’ve had quite a few folks ask about a way to post their Instagram pictures to Google+, and an equal number of methods to do so hit our inbox recently. Because Google+ doesn’t yet have a public API (tools programmers need to be able to write apps to do this sort of thing), most of the methods are pretty convoluted — including this one.

But if you can install a few free programs to your desktop computer, this is entirely possible. It’s a messy workaround, but once setup it works really well. This method won’t automatically post the Instagram pictures to your G+ stream, but it does place them in a public album in your photos.

Hit the break for the instructions.

Source: Wired

  

You’ll need a few tools to get started here, and luckily they are available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This method uses Dropbox and Picasa3 to keep things synced up, and a side benefit is that photos are available from anywhere — not just the device that took them.

To get started, you need to install the Dropbox client on your home computer. If you already have a Dropbox account, you can use the same login and you’ll find that having Dropbox installed on your computer is a good thing anyway. Just visit this link and download the correct version for your computer platform. Install it, and you’re done with the first step.

This step was easy.

Next, you’ll need to install the Picasa3 program from Google. It’s a pretty good photo organizer and viewer, but what we’re interested in is the way it can sync a folder to your Google+ photos. This is where the magic will happen. Visit this link and download the appropriate version, and install it. Windows and Mac users have it easy, but if you’re running Linux you’ll need to install Wine 1.3 or higher, and use winetools to install the bits from ie6 to get the account Oauth working. There’s plenty of tutorials on the net for this, and if you hit a snag, holler at me.

Got those installed? Good. You’re just about finished. The next step is to visit Instadrop and setup the Instagram to Dropbox sync. Instadrop is a web-app, running on Google’s appspot engine, and is what makes this all work. You’ll link the Instadrop app to both your Instagram account and your Dropbox account, and anytime you post a picture to Instagram it will get copied to a folder named “Instagram photos”. All you need to do is link your accounts, and the app does the rest. You can do that here, and if you’re the suspicious type, you can inspect the source code on Github and see exactly what’s going on.

A couple final steps setting up Picasa and your Google+ album. Open the Picasa program, and click File > Add folder to Picasa. In your Dropbox folder, find the Instagram photo directory (if it’s not there, upload a picture to Instagram to create it) in the tree and mark it to “Scan Always” (the blue circular arrow). This means that Picasa will hit that folder each time it scans for new content, and automagically import any pictures it finds. Click the OK button.

Now in the Picasa program, look in the upper right. You’ll see a spot to sign-in with your Google account. Do that, and make sure the Sync to Web switch for the Instagram photos folder is set to on. Open your Google+ page, and make sure the Instagram photos album is set up to be shared with the folks you want to share it with, and that’s it.

What’s happening is that anytime you post a picture to your Instagram stream, the Instadrop web-app pushes it to the Instagram photos folder in your Dropbox. When your computer is on, Picasa uploads it to your Google+ album. Is it perfect? Not by a long shot. But it’s a way to get that content merged without waiting for Google to have a public API for content posting and sharing on G+ from third party apps.

Note that these pictures aren’t shared to your Google+ stream be default. Until we get some sort of G+ API from Google, that’s not going to happen (at least not easily). But if you share your album, people can visit and check them out, and of course you can easily share a photo from the album yourself. Click on it and hit the Share button in the bottom right.

While not a perfect solution, this is the easiest way (as voted by several folks who like easy) to get your Instagram content into Google+. Give it a shot, and holler in the comments if you get hung up.

Source: androidcentral

Instagram for Android now live in the Google Play Store

We’ve known for quite some time it was coming but the folks from Instagram never said when, exactly. Now, without any pre-warning Instagram for Android has turned up in the Google Play Store and is available for download, though — we’d remiss if we didn’t mention it does have a few things missing.

Features
:


  • 100% free custom designed filters and borders
  • Lux works its magic by making your photos more vibrant and brings out details in your photos you couldn’t see before
  • Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare (Flickr coming very soon)
  • Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
  • Works with Android versions 2.2 and above that support OpenGL ES 2
  • Full front & back camera support

We’ll get up close and personal with it here in a bit but in the meantime, you can jump past the break for the download link. Regarding the missing items, it looks as though tilt shift and circle blur are unavailable.

Google Play Link