Digital Week in Review: Facebook Places API Released

Emily Kostic August 23, 2010 Category Agency News Social Media

Digital News Roundup is a new weekly segment which highlights the latest in news and happenings in the online world within the past week.

Re-Virb: Social Network Relaunches, Hopes to Become ‘Tumblr For Entire Websites’; TechCrunch
Re-Virb is planning to take the simple features and high quality design of Tumblr to blogging platforms and apply them to the creation of ‘entire websites’.
The Takeaway: The seamless integration of social media on Re-Virb make WordPress and Tumblr seem advanced.

Facebook Moving away from FBML; All Facebook
Facebook will be moving away from FBML toward iFrames in both canvas applications as well as Facebook applications.
The Takeaway: Start planning for the move now. You don’t want your pages and apps to be left behind.

Pay Attention to this Startup: Shopkick, Launching Today, Is Foursquare for Shopping – With Actual Rewards; Silicon Alley Insider
Shopkick  launched its flagship iPhone app last week. This new app brings together the best parts of mobile apps, location-based services, and commerce, and definitely adds a new spin to location-based apps.
The Takeaway: Using commerce and location-based apps is no longer something to be ignored.

Social Recommendations Startup GetGlue Launches Android App, Mobile Website; TechCrunch
Similar to the recently launched iPhone app, the free Android app and new mobile site allows users can to check-in to their favorite shows, music, movies and books, and see what their friends are enjoying in real-time.
The Takeaway: With GetGlue’s recent partnerships with Revision3, HBO, Showtime, Barnes and Noble,  and Universal, real time social recommendations are just around the corner.

Facebook Places API Released; Mashable
Facebook is hoping the apps created with this API will enhance real-world social experiences, and online marketing experiences.
The Takeaway: The power of knowing where your friends are at the exact moment they’re there could be used in countless ways, both for fun and for profit. Start brainstorming.

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