When it comes to mobile design, a number of features launched recently at bigger companies like Facebook and Tumblr have already been seen elsewhere — at Path. Take a look.
Tumblr updated the navigations features on its Android app Monday, and now the navigation looks a lot more modern — and a lot more like apps such as Path.
Twitter wants to get on the good side of third-party app developers with some new features for its expanded-tweet Cards, but the main focus of these new features is still to cement Twitter’s control over its ecosystem.
Internet giants, investors and web and mobile startups are placing even more emphasis on design and user experience in 2013.
Path has tried to get more users for its relatively private social network, and hopes that the addition of richer messaging features will help do the trick — along with its usual focus on design.
Path, which got into privacy related hot water in early 2012, found about 3,000 minors (below 13) on its network, purged them and now has reached a settlement with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to become COPPA compliant.
Facebook debuted Graph Search in Menlo Park on Tuesday, rolling out its own personalized version of search that incorporates the photos and data uploaded by all its users on the site.
Path is adding its own version of search to your Path moments and check-ins on Thursday, implementing a search bar that lets you look through your posts for memories with a particular friend or restaurants that are popular nearby.
Did investor love for designers just jump the shark? Nah, but it’s a long-brewing trend that continues to get even bigger.
Private social networking apps like Path and the SMS-based GroupMe are trying to capitalize on the fact that most people only communicate regularly with a relatively small set of contacts. That requires thinking about social networking and content in a new context.