Facebook Brings Notifications, Album-Specific Uploads To Standalone Camera App
This is the latest in a series of mobile app releases for the social giant. Last week, it rolled out a new mobile app that is twice as fast and update its mobile messenger app, adding emoticons and showing when a friend was last active.
Facebook finally passed Federal Trade Commission approval for its acquisition of Instagram last week and should be finalizing the deal and bringing in the Instagram team soon. Both teams have been working independently to improve their camera applications, with Instagram’s latest version focusing on geolocation and photo maps.
Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 845 million monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks. The original…