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Angular 2.0, Facebook Live updates and more: mobile buzz of the week

The lines between digital, mobile, technology and apps are blurring in today’s world. We at Robosoft are keen followers of developments in this arena. Here’s a quick summary of what’s buzzing:

Angular 2.0 final version arrives

Angular 2.0 final versionSource: angular js

Angular 1.0 was released to solve the problem of how to develop for an emerging web. Six years later, the challenges faced by the developers have comparatively grown more complex. After numerous previews and beta releases, Google launched the final release version of Angular 2.0, which was announced in 2014. The new features included in Angular 2.0 such as improved support for browsers, core functionality moved into modules making it easier for third-party libraries, and more, look very promising and may change the way we develop front-ends.

Facebook Live: Coming to desktops soon

Facebook Live, which was already available to the mobile users, is now set to arrive on desktops as well as laptops. The company has already started rolling out the feature to a small percentage of users. The changing trends of online video consumption and in-the-moment updates make Facbook Live a key tool in the hands of marketers. Realising the potential, journalists, vloggers and many others had requested Facebook to launch the feature on desktop and laptop as well.

Now express better in 140 characters

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According to a report inThe Verge, from September 19th, Twitter will give you more characters to express yourself in a single tweet. As stated by Twitter a few months ago media attachments like images, GIFs, videos, polls etc and quoted tweets will not be a part of the 140-character limit. Even though the 140-character limit is a “beautiful constraint”, it is sometimes difficult to express. With the roll out of the new features, conversations on Twitter should feel more convenient.

New features for chatbots on Facebook

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Source: developers.facebook.com

Last week, Facebook announced some new features for its Messenger Platform. Of all the features, the biggest and the most important was the arrival of native payment support in its chatbot platform. This and other updates like the ability to build web views into conversations and drive people to chat with a bot on Messenger through news feed ads will help bot developers offer a better experience. Facebook is expected to roll out all these capabilities more broadly by the end of the year.

Neha Gargi
Marketing Communication Associate. A caffeine and technology addict, Neha loves to read and write - on a variety of subjects ranging from lifestyle, technology to films.
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