Facebook ‘Home’ – A Smart Homescreen for Android

 

Facebook 'Home' - A Smart Homescreen for AndroidFacebook a big social networking site announced a new app called Facebook Home that replaces your standard Android’s homescreen with an immersive Facebook experience featuring full-screen photos, status updates, and notifications.

Home isn’t a phone or an operating system, and it’s also more than just an app, says Facebook.

Facebook Home available to users of Android Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich on April 12. Get Facebook Home on your own Android in 3 steps. Add the Messenger and Facebook apps for the full experience. Facebook Home for Android will be available for download from the Google Play Store on certain devices, including the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II.

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Cover Feed

A constant, fresh stream of photos and updates from your newsfeed, cover feed is always present when you wake up your phone. It lets you stay up-to-date on your friends’ latest activities in real-time, all the time. You can swipe through to see more photos and updates, double tap to ‘like’ a post and comment right from cover feed. Cover feed is for those in-between moments ­like waiting in line at the grocery store or between classes ­when you want to see what’s going on in your world.

Notifications

Cover feed is great for seeing everything going on in the world. But when something happens that’s more important and directed at you, like a friend posting on your timeline, you’ll receive notifications with their profile pictures. To open notifications, just tap them. And if you don’t want to deal with them right now, you can just swipe to hide them and keep flipping through cover feed until you want them back.

Chat Heads

You can keep chatting with friends even when you’re using other apps. When friends send you messages, a chat head appears with your friend’s face, so you see exactly who you’re chatting with. Messages reach you no matter what you’re doing – whether you’re checking email, browsing the web, or listening to music. You can move chat heads around and respond to messages. And since SMS is integrated into Facebook Messenger for Android, chat heads include Facebook messages as well as texts.

Instagram

HTC First is the only phone that comes with Instagram pre-loaded.

App Launcher

It’s as easy to get to your apps in Home as it is on any other phone. Swipe up to see your favorite apps in the launcher. There’s also a screen containing all of your apps, and you can drag your favorite apps to the launcher.

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    Facebook Home is a good application but it requires internet access all the time, so some people might not like it as it can be heavy on their pockets.