Facebook launch new Timeline Open Graph apps

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timeline-apps.jpgFacebook have launched a new series of apps for the Timeline update of the social network.

Using a revamped Open Graph system, Facebook apps will now allow for more complicated interactions beyond the standard “like”, “comment” and “share” functions.

Using a “user-action-object” language, Facebook now allows for more app-specific interactions. So, a cooking app for instance could have see Gerald (the user) cook (performing an action) a Pot Noodle (object), or Anthony (the user) play (performing an action) Xbox 360 (object).

There will also be the possibility for apps to interact with each other (perhaps diet and fitness apps for instance) while Facebook is now open to all public app submissions too.

“Timeline apps are for the activities you want to share with friends. You choose when to add an app, and you decide who can see it. After you’ve added an app, you can always remove posts directly from timeline, and you can also edit your settings from your personal Activity Log,” said Facebook’s Carl Sjogreen.

“Soon, there will be apps for all types of interests, as more apps will launch over time. Whether you love snowboarding, gardening, hiking, or knitting, or something else, there will be an app for you.”

Over 60 new partners have already begun building and launching apps on the platform.

Click here for a list of all the new apps currently available for the Facebook Timeline

Gerald Lynch
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