iOS 6 brings deep Facebook integration

iOS 6 brings deep Facebook integration
As it was predicted, Facebook integration is officially a feature of the new iOS 6, and Apple is surely sparing no effort to convince us how good the experience is. In fact, Apple claims that by interweaving the popular social network with its platform, iOS 6 will deliver "the best Facebook experience on a mobile device." Bold claim indeed, yet judging by the way Scott Forstall described it on stage at WWDC 2012, Apple appears to have done a pretty good job.

To start, a "Post to Facebook" button has been added to the notification center, right next to the Twitter button. Photos can be posted online quickly straight from the gallery, and location info can be shared without leaving the Maps app. Also, Facebook features have been added to the App Store and iTunes, so users can effortlessly "like" content, such as apps, games, songs, or movies. And if that is not enough, syncing your Facebook contacts has been added, so events and birthdays will appear in the user's calendar. APIs will be made available to developers so that they can take full advantage of the iOS 6 Facebook integration.

Sounds quite promising don't you think? Now feel free to check out a few screenshots of how Facebook integration in iOS 6 will look like.

source: The Verge




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41 Comments

1. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

looks pretty good... good job apple... cant hate on that...

34. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

OH Yes I can.. Apple is evil and tries to take credit for doing things others already have done. Like "Gee whiz we now have a sort of Facebook integration, that's still not quite as good or deep as WindowsPhone has since its inception or Android has now.. aren't we great and special.. " eh whatever.

2. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Not really proper integration. Was hoping to see Facebook albums in the photos app... Maybe in 3012 when all other OS's are using holograms...

8. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

i know windows phone has this. i wounder if facebook integration in limited on other os because of the money microsoft through facebook way couple years ago like 300 million i think.

14. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

I doubt that because Andriod has all those features too, I can't understand why iOS is soo outdated when it comes to simple features...

13. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Already in Facebook inside Xperia. You can even like and comment on the pictures.

17. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Does the Xperia use Android?

39. kumaneko110

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

My Xperia S. Android 4.0.4 ICS. Does everything this article already mentions

28. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This same 'apple facebook intergration' was a feature in sonys xperia handsets such as the arc well over a year ago....hmmmmmm

35. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

WindowsPhone has had it since its creation as well, and its deeper and better now than Apples will be.

3. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

that time was better wen facebook was just on a computer :/ well nice though !

4. hateftotti

Posts: 224; Member since: May 03, 2011

What a funny joke... IOS is the world's most advanced mobile OS!!! :)))

5. parvsingh05

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

^^^ so according to u is android the most advanced mobile os ? now dont say yes, ul creat another joke :P

6. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

"ul creat" That in itself is a joke. You're a retard, I can just put a Facebook widget on my home screen in Android and it does the same thing.

18. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

widget just mess up your phone with its messiness hahahah

37. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

How do widgets mess up your phone with messiness if anything widgets clean up your phone. I guess you rather have hundreds of little non functioning blocks on your phone so you can fee like a 2 yr old playing with your boxes. One or two widgets thats actually tell you something and you can move around and customize how big or small and how many you want are better then a ton of little blocks sorry that just common sense even if you an apple fan. I wish apple would switch to having widgets but truth is there software and hardware can not handle it it would crash to much and eat up there battery

15. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

android obviously isnt lol, its the most crappy & laggy OS in the world.

32. aikonix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

uhhhh, its a hella-of a lot better then iOS thats for damn sure

7. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol, I was able to do this on my Android ages ago. Syncing contacts? Upload from Gallery? I could do all these on my Wildfire running Eclair! I don't remember Google using it as a new feature. I guess that's what Apple does best, take something that's hardly a feature and promote it as a main feature.

20. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

yeah right, iOS already did that. Its now clearly Facebook my dear, Google clearly copied.

33. aikonix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

QinEmpire, Taco50, you need to get the F away from PA you WELCHER... You obviously have NO idea what you are saying when you say it.

38. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

what exactly did google copy

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's okay but it's such an Apple-like update, this is something that should've come with iOS 4 or 5 but oh well. the App Store Integration is pretty nice.

10. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I hope all 3 platforms (iOS. WP, Andro) have deep Facebook integration so we can have more friends. However, i'm sure Windows Phone 8 is going to have something better than this, since the Microsoft already had Facebook integrated in WP.

11. DechyX

Posts: 155; Member since: May 16, 2011

nice to see Apple join the party... better late than never I guess

12. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Facebook inside Xperia fans will relate to this. What has been basically in my Xperia Arc(Heck even my X10) is revolutionary now...Wow, just wow.

21. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Yeah sure Xperia have facebook integration, sure it does. What Google/Sony will do : Get the Facebook app from Google play, pack it > ship it as bloatware. Thats integration in android.

40. kumaneko110

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

It's not bloatware if you actually use it genius

26. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

So, this is the new Facebook Phone...no wonder their stock is tanking. My Windows Phone which I hated had better integration with less Facebook.

29. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

how mard would it be to juust open up the app?

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