Facebook is a revolution in the social media since its launch. It has been providing people around the world to get in touch with each other and also in enhancing information among the users. Facebook has affected the social life and activity of users in various ways, especially on its availability on mobile devices. Facebook allows its users to constantly stay in touch with friends, relatives and other acquaintances irrespective of their location as long as there is access to internet. It also unites people with common interests and beliefs through groups and other pages.
Nowadays, organizations are creating pages on Facebook as fan page, so that organizations post their feeds, news and keep their followers updated about the latest and greatest release from businesses.
Developers are building various applications to access Facebook on mobile devices. Applications have been developed and deployed in many platforms and Facebook for Android is a hit in the Android Market with over 300 million downloads and over 1 million ratings. This app is offered for free and can be installed on any basic android phone.
Facebook for Android helps share and stay connected with friends in an easy way. Sharing or updating status has never been with such ease. With the Facebook widget wherein status can be updated from home screen with a single touch. The widget also helps in viewing the status of friends with time. Check-in is another feature on Facebook and it helps users update their location and share among friends.
Facebook for Android also helps in uploading photos, sharing links, checking messages and watching videos. It also helps users review upcoming events and looking on friends’ wall and user information. Chatting with friends is just a click away and users can toggle between online and offline. Since the app is for mobile devices, the user may not be active all the time, yet the user can stay online with the background data running and the user will be notified if there are any notifications or messages.
Another eye-catching feature of Facebook for Android is the syncing process, it can sync contacts and calendar from the user profile to the mobile device and can be viewed even when offline. These contacts can be linked or joined with the phone contact and the user’s Facebook profile picture will appear in contacts.
Other user info like birthday, photos can also be saved. Facebook calendar can also be synced with the built-in android calendar and the user information like birthdays or events can be saved on phone calendar and can be accessed even in offline mode. These are few striking features of Facebook for Android which made it popular and mobile social networking a boom in the market.
Although Facebook is most widely used and popular social network, Google has come up with its product as Google+ and emerging as a strong hold in technology space, and trying to capture the social market. Only time will tell who will win. But Facebook is far ahead to catch, one has to innovate too much to compete its pace. Glass-doors recently announced Facebook is the top 1 company in technology space surpassing Google and apple. All hail Mr. Mark Zukerburg, founder of Facebook [CEO].