Showing posts with label Facebook Apps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facebook Apps. Show all posts

Monday, June 18, 2012

How to create an interactive Facebook video with ClickBerry

Facebook may not be the default video sharing site as that would be YouTube. Videos on Facebook however have a lot of potential, if it gets a lot of views and goes viral it could also appear on trending videos on Facebook suggestions. Apart from that if you are a marketer or just another person who likes to create creative videos this bit of software might be what you need. With Clickberry you will be able to add a whole lot of interactive features to your video. Like adding your friends photos and a whole lot of other annotations - like comments, links, likes and photos. If you do have videos on YouTube you must be familiar with Annotations like adding a link in your video or adding a comment. All goes to adding more interest in your video. With this free software you can also sell stuff on your video. So for marketers who create videos to sell Amazon products this could be a useful tool. 

ClickBerry for Facebook video: How does it work
1. You would need to download the software for your Windows or MAC computer
2. You can use videos already available on your PC
3. You can now annotate your video as it begins to play. Add hyperlinks, pop-ups, video links, sidebar and FB likes
4. You can use Hotspots and motion tagging. Outline an object within your video and follow it around making it interactive.
5. You can also use the Widgets available - grab a widget attach it to a hotspot and you're done. Add shopping carts etc.
6. use Dynamic playback control - this lets users follow links and you can have like a yes or no clause. This will allow users to continue with your video in different directions. This is a concept that has made quiet a few YouTube videos popular. You can control the video and point it in the direction you want it to go as a user.
ClickBerry Video maker for Facebook 

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Stevie will convert your Facebook and Twitter feed into a TV show - relax, sit back and enjoy!!!

Stevie TV is an Israeli startup with an amazing idea. You login with your Facebook ID and then begin to watch your profile coming to life like a TV program. It makes things much more interesting. While running YouTube videos shared by your friends, status updates also appear along with photos and birthdays being shared. of course you are the star of this TV program - hopefully. If you are one of those users who are very active on Facebook, sharing a lot of photos and videos - interacting a lot with your FB pals. This TV show is going to be interesting. This takes the boredom out of scrolling all the way down to find out latest updates from friends and family - with Stevie it all flows together as a TV program. Talk about Social TV, this gives a whole new meaning to the term. You can watch your program either on your PC screen or hook it up to a TV screen and watch the movie.

Stevie: How does it work and how to get started.
You would need to access mystevie on the web or on your mobile device ot get started. At present you can signin with your Facebook ID, allow the App permissions. This will give you a better broadcast experience. if you do not allow the app permissions to your news feed and other info, a TV show will not be able to be created. Once you allow the app permissions. You can sit back and watch your profile come to life in a very TV show kind of way. You can invite your friends and share your shows. taking social media to the next level. 

How do I connect my Twitter account?
Once you launch Stevie and your TV broadcast show has started there is a COG icon on the top right-hand corner, click on it and you can then connect your Twitter account. Gets more interesting with your Twitter account connected. 

How to start my TV show?
On Stevie click on 'Start Your Stevie' to get started.

Does Stevie have any keyboard shortcut keys?
Yes, you can remote control the show and please find below a list of keyboard keys that you can use. 

Fed up with your own profile you can click on the colored stack icon to watch other shows. You can also save your shows as 'The Comedy Strip' etc. You can actually use your videos to create shows and build your social TV audience. The App has a lot of promise and lets see where it goes. If you do give it a twirl, please leave a comment and let us know what you think about the service.
Stevie also get the iOS app here and Andriod App here

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Evinar lets you setup a live show on your Facebook page and make money form the event

So you have a Facebook page and with Evinar things just got better, this Facebook App can install on your page and let you conduct your live event. Whatever type of event you want to do - music, talk, motivational speech all this with live chat to keep your audience engaged. There are also tools to help you publish your live event on Facebook and Twitter. This is good if you are an artist, musician, live performer or graphic designer. 

Evian: How does it work
You will need to go to Evian and then login with Facebook. Then choose the Facebook page you want to use once logged-in to Evian. Choose a Tab name like 'Live Event' and then click next. Next add an image for your live event and click on live event. Next add things like the price of your ticket and the time of your show. You event is now ready to be launched and you get a pop-up that let's you share your event on Facebook and Twitter while your event gets posted on your Facebook page. Please can then start liking your event. You can also include the option to like the page before they can view your live show. 

How to delete an event or live show that you setup
Go to your Evinar dashboard click on the thumbnail and then the thrash can icon to delete or cancel a show. 

It is that simply to setup and event on your Facebook page using this app. So if you're ready to go for it and take center stage you can experiment and play around a bit to have some fun and get started. Please let us know in the comments section below what you think this will be useful and will many people use this web app on Facebook to launch their careers maybe?

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Songster Facebook Game App will help you create music and become the next Rockstar

There is a fantastic new gaming app on Facebook called Songster. Join this new game to start creating music which you can share with your friends and other people on Facebook. It is a cool music app that will help you create some nice music. Bring out the inner Rockstar in you and hopefully the next viral music hit comes from you right from your Facebook profile. The creators of the game Mowgli say that this was created with adding value in mind. People who play this game will get the benefit of actually creating music which gets listened to and get upvoted depending on the Likes it receives.

Songster Facebook game: How does it work
Once you click on play game you are taken inside the app and invited by Penny a struggling musician who needs help completing a piece of music. The game then proceeds from there with you playing local gigs till you reach the top with music contracts and arenas. You can choose from country, nip-hop rock or electronica to get started. You can then start creating your music by adding drums, bass, lead and vocals. You have different beats and leads to choose from. There are also vocals you can add and this is all when you first start the game. You have a virtual assistant to help you practice. Once you finish the practicing you can then move you the ladder. All the music is available to you in song packs. There are a whole lot of level and as usual there is also an energy bar. You can preview song packs - a pack that comes with all instruments and vocals that you would need to create your next song. Cash used in the game is called Songster Cash. You can then head-off to play at various venues to gain rewards and xp. You also have some popular songs to choose from which all broken into loops. This way you can mix and match just like a DJ would do. Completeing a song will gain you Songster Cash and XP. Downloading you sing will cost you real $$$. This is a simple brief of the game. So please let us know in the comments your thoughts on this new Game. It was announced and launched at the SXSW in Austin and is so new it is still in Beta.
Play Songster on Facebook now

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Play Angry Birds on Facebook now

Launched on Feb 14, Angry Birds officially comes to Facebook. With it comes brand new power-ups and Facebook exclusive levels. The game is so popular that the Facebook page already has well over 15 million Likes. After the game's phenomenal success on SmartPhones, game maker Rovio would now like to tap into Facebook's 800 million members. After its release on Apple's iOS the game app have been downloaded over 700 million times. Now with its launch on Facebook it is sure to hit the 1 billion mark.

Anyone playing the game between now and Feb 16, will receive 14 free power-ups as a special valentine's day gift from the game maker. The Facebook version includes four new power-ups, including "sling scope" (even better targeting), "king sling" (get more power and velocity), "super seeds" (get to supersize your bird and turn it into a 'pig popping giant'), and "birdquake" (shale-up the battlefield and bring down pigs' defenses). Besides the free power-up gifts, players can earn them through game play. With the Facebook app you can compete with your fb pals for high scores. 
Play Angry Birds on Facebook

Check out the trailer for the Facebook version of the game below

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Facebook Timeline: How to find and add Apps

Facebook has launched 60 new apps to be made use of your Facebook Timeline. Up until now users were able to share what they were reading or the music their were listening to. This new release now changes everything. Users can now share using apps from from FoodspottingFoodilyTicketmasterPinterestRotten TomatoesPoseKoboGogobotTripAdvisor, and others. So if you love to cook you can share using Foodily, if you like to travel you can use TripAdvisor to share your travels and other travel related info. No matter what your interests are there is an app for you. Whether your like snowboarding, gardening, hiking knitting, collecting stamps. There will eventually be an app available for you.

How to add apps to your Timeline
1. Login to Facebook
2. Click on this link to see a list of Apps you can install and use on your Facebook Timeline. If you want to full URl here it is
3. Once you find an app you would like to add click on the 'Install' button.
4. You Done.

Once I install or add an app how do I decide who sees my sharing activity.
1. You can either do this while the app is being installed on Facebook. But if you want to change the settings later you can go here to change settings of each individual app. 
2. You can also do this:

  1. Click the  at the top right of any Facebook page and click Privacy Settings

  2. Under the Apps and Websites heading, you would need to click Edit Settings

  3. Click Edit Settings next to Who can see posts and activity from this app on Facebook?

  4. Click the drop-down button to choose between friends, public of custom

Save your settings and your done.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

How to know what gifts to give your Facebook friends - Use Shopycat

The next time you're sitting in front of your PC or using Facebook on your favorite gadget wondering what to gift a fb freind. There could be help at hand. Shopycat the new Facebook App can help you with suggestions. Once you give the App access to your account you can then enter your friend's name to get suggestions of gifts they might like. The App works in a fairly simple way. Once installed it will analyze your friend's like and dislikes - no pun intended, analyze their conversations to build a list of their interest and likes. This is then put forth in front of you, with suggestions of matching gifts. I installed the App and keyed in a friend's name and the App told be he likes Mohammed Ali and Boxing. This was spot on as he has just got himself a new punching bag. So the App can be quiet accurate and come up with some amazing gift suggestions.

The App has been developed by @WalMartLabs and comes from the Social Media arm of the giant retailer. So once the App analyzes your friend's interest, likes, conversations and activity, it will inform you what they like and a whole list of gift items are thrown up from WalMart and partner sites Barnes & Noble, NBC Universal and RedEnvelope. You can then click away and start sending your Facebook pals some cool gifts. 

Shopycat on Facebook

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Shopcade: Use Facebook to shop, find deals and purchase stuff

So in the mood to shop. You can do so sitting in front of your favorite social network - Facebook, and shop along with all your pals. Using Shopcade you can browse through stuff that gets updated real-time and write you recommendation on the same. Discuss it with your friends before you decide to buy anything. 

Shopcade: How does it work
Once you visit the App on Facebook you can begin to browse through categories like, Books, Music, toys Gifts, Travel and Tickets. Browse till you find the right product and then click on the 'Buy Now' link below the product. You will be taken to the merchant's website where you can make the final payment and get your item. The thing about Shopcade is that you can find all the items available on the internet in one place and therefore there is no need to visit multiple sites. There are also some fantastic deals to be had. Shopcade is presently available only in the US and the UK. 

Once you have a list of your favorite brands and items you can then create a personalized Shopcade to share with your friends. Social Shopping is all about the power of group recommendations and with Shopcade you can do just that. 

Some of the features and benefits of Shopcade:

Shopcade allows users to share products from a wide range of categories including; fashion, beauty, tech, music and apps. Some notable features of Shopcade include:

o   Top-trending products – Easily see which products are currently most popular across different categories among your friends or in the whole community;

o   Top-trending Shopcades – Find out which Shopcades are most popular across different categories, among your friends or in the whole community;

o   Easy discovery – Discover which products your friends and the community are sharing, or filter by exact categories and brands you want to see;

o   Mutual rewards – When you buy via another Shopcade, both sides are rewarded with real cash;

o   Personalised recommendations – In addition to your friends’ recommendations, Shopcade also recommends products to you based on your Facebook “likes;”

o   Personal URL – Personal Shopcade URLs allow you to place your Shopcade on your blog and other social media channels.

Visit Shopcade on Facebook now to start shopping. Don't miss out on the deals to be had for Christmas this year. 

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