Get the New Facebook’s Redesign – Join the Waiting List

https://www.facebook.com/about/newsfeed

Facebook is launching redesign of its News Feed that clears the clutter and create a so-called “personalized newspaper.”

The News Feed now features a clean look with large photos, and can be sorted by categories like: “All Friends,” “Photos,” Music” and “Following.” The new design will give posts like places and third-party apps more prominence and bigger images. Videos and shared articles will also get a new look. Now, people tagged in a video or those who share an post will have a thumbnail appear on the left side.

Facebook says it will start rolling out the changes for the Web on Thursday, while mobile apps will start to see changes in the next few weeks.

So how do you get it?

There’s a waiting list for users who want access to the updated News Feed as soon as possible. Sign up for the waiting list at: Facebook.com/about/newsfeed.

It’s not clear what the wait time will be for the new feature. Some users have already been rolled over, while others are still waiting. – CBS

Its new…lets suck it in ……

Downgrading your Google Apps for Business to Standard Google Apps

Are you new to Google Apps or you registered for the Apps for Business 30 Days trial before realizing its better to use the Standard Google Apps and Upgrade only when the need is there? Then well, welcome on board flight DGA101 (Downgrade Google Apps).

If you are new just go to https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/standard/new3 and set you account free on the Standard Google Apps.

Just in case you are going for the Full Apps for Business, Then your link would be http://www.google.com/enterprise/apps/business/

For those who want the downgrade, Loginto your Google Apps Account and follow the process below (As documented by Google Help Center)

If you are still withing the 30-day trial

If you’d like to downgrade to Google Apps free edition within your first 30 days, follow these steps to cancel the Google Apps for Business free trial:

  1. Sign in to the Google Apps administrator control panel.
    The URL is https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/primary-domain-name, where primary-domain-name is the domain name you used to sign up for Google Apps.
  2. Click Domain settings.
  3. Click the Subscriptions & Billing tab.
  4. Click the Cancel Google Apps for Businesslink.
    This link appears only when your Google Apps for Business trial account has 10 or fewer users (the Google Apps free edition limit). If your account has more than 10 users, you must end the trial and begin your subscription.
    • Email storage will be downgraded to Google Apps limits per user account.
    • Existing email archives will be stored by Google. Users exceeding their storage limit cannot send or receive new mail. Learn more
    • Some advanced tools such as migration and API access will no longer be available.
    • To resume your current service, you can re-upgrade to Google Apps for Business at any time.
  5. Click Yes, cancel the free trial.

This change may take up to 30 minutes to take effect. To re-enable a Google Apps for Business subscription, you can re-upgrade to Google Apps for Business at anytime.

After the 30-day trial

If you’d like to cancel your Google Apps for Business subscription after the end of the free trial, the timing and financial aspects depend on your billing plan. For more information, please see the Billing topic.

 

Top 10 Facebook Apps for June 2012: TripAdvisor Appears as Top Gainer

Apps popularity change over time and this time its the summer time changing the App popularity again, My favourite travel website happens to jump up the Top gainers for the week and month on facebook and i guess i didnt have to bother much about why – C’mon its summer time and people are looking for where best to go at a time like this for there vacation.

Over June, the TripAdvisor has increased its Monthly Active Users (MAU) by over 67 percent. It now has 31 million MAU, moving it up to fourth on AppData’s Facebook Apps Leaderboard – just above the ever-popular MyCalendar birthday app and Zynga’s top ‘Ville game CityVille. What makes it even more intriguing is that in May, according to InsideFacebook  TripAdvisor experienced “a steady decline.”

TripAdvisor released its first Facebook app back in June 2007, called “Cities I’ve Visited.” This is the very same app that now attracts 31 million monthly active users, although now it’s simply called TripAdvisor (a separate app called Cities I’ve Visited still shows up in Facebook’s search, but it re-directs to the TripAdvisor app). TripAdvisor integrates onto your Facebook Timeline and automatically shares your activity.

Some people say the jump on TripAdvisor is due to its new Advertising concept via Facebook and others buh i say even that is timely because its summer and what do people want right now than to travel?

Want to get the daily and monthly Active Users on your Facebook App or any other App, Go to AppData today.

Thank you Email from Blackberry | Outage Related

Well, I got  blackberry’s out of the blue Thank you email earlier today thanking me for being there for blackberry. This is coming hours after i read about their law suit by Canada and US customers. In a news reported by bbc news. “Blackberry customers in the US and Canada are suing Research in Motion over the recent global outage which left millions without email, instant messaging and net access (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15474910)”. The email sent to me read thus
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Facebook Partners Heroku for Cloud Facebook Apps

Facebook announced last week a partnership with cloud application platform Heroku, a cloud application acquired by Salesforce last December, to help developers start working on their apps sooner without having to worry about finding a host. It will allow app developers to instantly create sample applications in their choice of language environment for free, rather than having to set up and pay for their own hosting right from the beginning. They’ll then be able to test common app functionalities and edit code to create a full-fledged custom Facebook app. Developers only need to pay if their app grows to a “large amount of traffic or users”
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Android Developer Challenge — Sub-Saharan Africa: Finalists

The Android Developer Challenge is designed to encourage the creation of cool and innovative Android mobile apps built by developers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Invent apps that delight users and you stand a chance to win an Android phone and $25,000 USD. The finalists of the Android Developer Challenge for Sub-Saharan Africa have been announced. The finalists were chosen from the Category … Continue reading “Android Developer Challenge — Sub-Saharan Africa: Finalists”

Nigeria, where are your Android Apps?

The Android Developer Challenge Sub Saharan Africa is here so i ask you, where are your android Apps? You can participate by developing a killer application built on Android. The sections below provide information about the types of applications you can enter, as well as the contest information and dates. Developers submit their apps to one of three specially-designated ADC categories beginning June 1st at 12 AM GMT. An application may only be submitted to a single category.

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WorldBank Apps for Development: $15,000 USD

The Apps for Development Competition aims to bring together the best ideas from both the software developer and the development practitioner communities to create innovative apps using World Bank data.

The Competition challenges participants to develop software applications related to one or more of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Submissions may be any kind of software application, be it for the web, a personal computer, a mobile handheld device, console, SMS, or any software platform broadly available to the public. The only other requirement is that the proposed application use one or more datasets from the World Bank Data Catalog available at data.worldbank.org.

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Ericsson Application Awards: €15 000 up for Grabs

Welcome to the Ericsson Application Awards 2011 – an opportunity for developers to gain exposure within the telecom world, a chance to reach out to customers via Ericsson distribution channels and a chance to win €15,000 in prize money.

In cooperation with

Theme: Connected Things

The theme for EAA 2011 is “Connected Things”!
We welcome innovative teams to join the competition and to develop apps that address the theme “Connected Things”.

Which things can be connected?

e.g.,http://www.ericsson.com/article/connected_tree_20100831143624

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