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Facebook’s Voting Reminder Has Curious Timing | allfacebook.com

At the start of Election Day, Facebook pointed out that users will gradually see a prompt at the top of their page (and as a notification on their mobile app) to declare that they’ve voted and motivate friends to do the same. However, many users noticed that the prompt seemed to be timed to follow moments of inactivity, presumably following a user’s journey to the polls.

Earlier today, many users noticed that the prompt (as seen below) was not on their page this morning, but popped up after they were away from the computer for a while:

This “I’m a Voter,” button has proven to be pretty popular. In the 2010 election, the prompt drove an extra 340,000 users to the polls, according to a University of California, San Diego study.

A Facebook spokesperson said that there’s no hocus pocus going on, noting that notifications were “rolling out throughout the day.”

Readers: When did you see the “I’m a Voter,” prompt on Facebook?

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How To Start Developing Your Own Apps

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Software development is going mobile, bringing applications to phones, laptops and tablets everywhere, including the classroom. Leer más “How To Start Developing Your Own Apps”

Best Practices: New Twitter Headers and Mobile Updates

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Twitter rolled out a slew of changes today. The big conversation piece: The addition of profile “header” images. These images are just like Facebook and Google Plus headers. But on Twitter, the new header section also houses your all-important profile picture, name, handle, bio, location, and website.

New Twitter Profile Header

This update affects both Twitter’s web client and their mobile app, which was a surprise to many brands. Read on for best practices regarding the new Twitter headers, and the new mobile app.

New Twitter Headers

Your profile picture now lives in the header section. Following/follower stats sit just below the header.

The basic navigation remains the same: clicking the tabs in the left-hand column (Tweets, Following, Followers, Favorites, Lists) keeps users on your profile. So, if someone comes to my profile and wants to see who I’m following, that list will display below the new header section.

Following Tab on New Twitter Profile

Header Setup, Dimensions & Tips

Uploading your new header image is simple:

  1. Prepare an image. Bigger is better as long as you don’t exceed 1252 x 626 (theoptimal viewing size across all devices). Remember, your bio and other information will display over the top of the image. So pick something that’ll keep that text readable. Anything smaller than 700 or so pixels wide looks like a game of Minecraft, though.
  2. Log into your Twitter account.
  3. Head to “Settings” from the drop-down menu in the top right of the Twitter menu bar. From here, select “Design” as if you were going to change your profile’s theme or background image. Scroll down a bit and you’ll see the new header image option.
    Change Header Twitter
  4. You won’t need to spend a lot of time editing the size of the image you want to use. After you choose an image, Twitter lets you customize how you want to display the image. This is why I recommend choosing a large image to upload, as you can easily zoom in and out to get the right look.
    Uploading a Twitter Header Image

And, since it always helps to have the actual dimensions: In the web client, the header image itself is 520 x 260. Leer más “Best Practices: New Twitter Headers and Mobile Updates”

Facebook Mobile Hits 543 Million Users [Update]


With the Facebook Mobile application becoming faster, how fast is its user base growing?

In May, the Facebook Mobile application for mobile devices had 488 million users. And by the end of June, it reached 543 million monthly active users. That represents a 57% Facebook mobile penetration from the 955 million strong user base.

Faster Application = Faster Growth?

The application has been often criticized for being too slow and unresponsive, but about two weeks ago, Facebook issued a massive update to its iOS app and it is now much faster and easier to use. Not to mention that iPads finally support Timeline and it looks great on the retina screen. Facebook for Android has also gone through a smaller update resulting in faster photo uploads.

Mobile Platforms – The Biggest Changes

North America continues to be the strongest Facebook Mobile continent with over 161 million monthly active users and South Africa, Nigeria and Japan still rule the ranking of the countries with the highest Facebook Mobile penetration. But check out the numbers concerning the penetration of individual mobile platforms! During the last quarter, Facebook for Android has grown the most in absolute numbers (22.5 million new users) and iPad increased its mobile Facebook base by 45%! Now that Timeline is available for iPad, it will be interesting to see how the numbers grow.

Facebook Mobile Infographic

Check out, Share and Like the infographic below and compare it to the results we issued in May.

New Translator App that can read signs and menus | via whatworkswhere.com


This new translator app can read printed text and translate it for you on screen. The new app, created by Quest Visual is called World Lens, is leading the way in mobile translation tools. The app uses Augmented reality technology to read  street signs, menus, and most printed text which it translates for you and displays the English version on the screen of your iPhone. I believe this technology is the future of things to come mobile apps.

Check out the video below and see for yourself.

The translator app currently only works on Spanish to English, but according to John DeWeese and Otavio Good from Quest Visual “We won’t stop until we get all the way across the globe”. The guys are focusing on European languages to start and expanding from there. For those of your who aren’t iPhone owners it looks like you will have to wait and see as there are no immediate plans to roll out World Lens on Android or the other mobile platforms. Which is a shame for you as I believe this is the must have travel app on the market.

What does this future… Leer más “New Translator App that can read signs and menus | via whatworkswhere.com”


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