Pandora has finally updated its mobile apps and website to let you connect with Facebook’s “Open Graph.” This means that you can now flip a toggle and share everything you listen to on Facebook. What you listen to is collected under the music section of your profile. Services like Spotify and Rdio have had this ability for awhile.
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Pinterest has updated its official app on both Android and iOS with several big features. Users can now receive push notifications for things like comments, mentions, and repins. “@” mentions have also been added for messaging friends on the service. Pinterest will now show you search suggestions as you type, like Google.
An iOS exclusive feature is the ability to send a pin to someone directly within the app. You can also invite friends to pin on group boards.
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Facebook Home has been downloaded more than one million times since its release in Google Play last month, according to the social network. Today Facebook announced the one million milestone alongside the news that Home is getting its first major update this afternoon.
When Home was released, Facebook said that it would be releasing an update during the second week of May. Home’s first update will focus on squashing bugs. Plenty of additional features are in store for updates down the road.
Sprint and social network startup Path are getting cozier. The two companies have announced a partnership of sorts. Sprint will place Path in the “Discover It” widget it preloads onto newer Android devices like the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. In turn, Path will reap the benefits of being displayed front and center to all of Sprint’s Android users.
We told you it was coming, and it’s finally here. Subatomic Studios has released Fieldrunners 2 for Android in the Google Play Store, and it’s priced at $3.
Here’s some of what you can expect:
In a world where app discovery is a never ending battle, it’s nice to see developers working on ways to help us all find apps that correspond to our actual interests.
Appreciate is one such app, and its developers don’t want to be the typical recommendation engine, with key words, advertising, or hype ruling the day. What Appreciate wants to do is help you get discover personal, relevant apps for Android right on your device.
“Doo” is a new document management service that recently launched on the desktop. Today the app arrived on Google Play for Android phones and tablets.
Think of doo as the hub for collecting and categorizing your various documents from different sources. You can sync with services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and email to pull in documents and view them all in one place.
HipChat is the software we Cult of Android writers use to chat with each other throughout the day. It’s a pretty good solution for communicating with a group of people across different platforms, but the Android app has been lagging behind.
Not so with today’s 2.0 update. HipChat has redesigned its official Android app to feel more like an Android app. The whole goal of the redesign is to “better conform to Android’s latest design guidelines.”
Facebook Home is now available on Google Play, but only for specific Android devices. The HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Samsung Galaxy Note II are supported. AT&T has also begun preorders for the HTC First, the first (get it?) smartphone to come with Facebook Home preinstalled.
Cinemagram was the Instagram of video before there was Vine. The app allows you to create what are essentially animated GIFs and share them with followers. Up until now, Cinemagram has been iOS-only, but now it is available for Android devices in Google Play.