Facebook Connects with iPhone

Just as users are getting adjusted to the redesign over at Facebook.com, the no. 1 social network announced a biggie – Facebook Connect is finally functional for the iPhone. Announced this morning at the South By Southwest Festival, Facebook Connect for iPhone lets users link...

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Just as users are getting adjusted to the redesign over at Facebook.com, the no. 1 social network announced a biggie – Facebook Connect is finally functional for the iPhone. Announced this morning at the South By Southwest Festival, Facebook Connect for iPhone lets users link their apps with their Facebook profile to share their data with friends. That means Facebook’s stake in the world wide web just got a bit bigger.

iPhone popularity is on the rise – it was only a matter of time before Facebook would get in on the game. Allowing users to connect with selected iPhone apps means that without much work, Facebook gets a piece of the mobile pie. With all the apps online and mobile, having one login for everything is convienent and at some point almost necessary. And once you have that one login, it becomes more of a pain to “log out” and move your information anywhere else.

“For the first time, your iPhone apps can now have friends,” said Morin, senior platform manager at Facebook to the SXSW crowd, reports PC Magazine.

Viral growth of mobile iPhone apps is here, thanks to Facebook. For mobile advertisers, this means that apps that use Facebook Connect will get more for those oh-so-precious eyeballs.

Morin invited several iPhone developers to show off their new functionality. Representatives from Playfish, Tapulous (of “Tap Tap Revenge” fame), and SGN showed off how Facebook Connect for iPhone will work with games. For instance, you can share you scores in your Facebook feed, see which of your friends are online, and invite both iPhone- and non-iPhone-using Facebook friends to play with you.

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4 comments

  1. Coul

    Good News, Everyone! (c) Futurama.
    Russian Clone of FaceBook also has an iPhone App.

    p.s. sorry 4 my bad english 😉

  2. Giff Gfroerer, i2SMS

    Let’s look at statistics here for a second. 15 million iPhone users worldwide in 2 years. this is out of 4 billion subscribers. Blackberry? 21 million subscribers worldwide. The majority of both are in North America.

    Now let’s take another look at mobile web usage. 66% of all mobile web browsing is done on an iPhone. AMAZING! With 0.35% of the subscriber base, they get 66% of the browsing. Blackberry accounts for roughly 6% of the browsing…

    Why is this? EASE OF USE!

    This application will only better their numbers.

    As for their new TOS, I believe they have already revoked that. Justin, didn’t they revoke that?

  3. Anonymous

    yeah but facebook sucks now with its new TOS that says they permanently own all the content you add on their site

  4. kepsik

    Good news!

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