Now Use Facebook at Work with Facebook at Work

Now Use Facebook at Work with Facebook at Work

The wait for all social networking enthusiasts, Facebook freaks is over as the giant releases the iPhone and android app “Facebook at Work” today. With this release Facebook aims to become part of user’s professional work as well. The application allows the businesses to create their own social networks amongst their employees that will look and work like Facebook itself but in different manner. There will also be a feature provided for this to be accessible from the Facebook web application.

The concept isn’t afresh in the market with big players like Microsoft, LinkedIn have already launched applications like Yammer, Socialcast, Convo to tackle the social enterprise network space. With nearly 8M user base of Microsoft’s Yammer, Facebook is sought to have tough competition in surpassing the Yammer’s user space but on the same side its already hit social networking platform will give it an edge and act as a catalyst in making employee favorite.

Lars Ramussen, the engineer director at Facebook who is heading the application, says that Facebook has effectively been working on Work for the last 10 years, because it is based on what Facebook’s own employees have been using to communicate with each other, pass on news, plan meetings and share documents. That long-time use and Facebook’s familiarity to all of us are part of what makes Facebook confident that it can carve a place for itself in a market that already is very crowded. Facebook at Work’s strength is that we’ve spent ten years and incorporated feedback from 1 billion active users, he says. All of that is embedded now in the same product but adapted for different use cases.

Let’s see the couple of key points about the service that Facebook has to offer:

a) Pricing

The detail on pricing however is not confirmed yet. In most of the cases enterprise apps work on the paid model, but in my opinion, Facebook will keep it free and drive its revenue from the ads the way it has been doing till date. By giving it free of cost would add more users to its wider network. To remove ads from the application, there could be a chance that the enterprise might have to shell out bucks from their vault.

b) Working

The working of the application will have the traditional method wherein employers will create separate log ins for their employees to user with their work accounts or can associate the app with their other profile to access everything in one place. This enables them to login in both the application at the same time and the beautiful thing is that the content won’t intermingle with both accounts.

With such a large number of web application providers rivaling, both at home and at work, Facebook was left with no other choice but to enter to the enterprise. The organization has demonstrated an unbeatable capacity to wire individuals’ close to home lives and online lives. In the event that it can do same for our work lives, that is no less than eight more hours we spend stuck to Facebook. Which is precisely what Facebook trusts we’ll do.

How PHP has changed the web world

How PHP has changed the web world

Making a website isn’t much of a task these days. You don’t have to be a computer savvy to build a website of your own. However, making a successful website really is a huge undertaking. Since now-a-days, from banking to shopping, everything is moving towards online and as a developer you don’t want to go wrong anywhere. You don’t want to be outdated in terms of using any technology. You would want to go hand in hand with the evolving technology. And to approach a new era in the process of web development, PHP is the solution for you.

PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) never was a new programming language, it just grew organically. It is a scripting language, majorly server side that was designed to be used in the development of dynamic web applications. However it is also used as a programming language. You can also do command line scripting and make Desktop based applications or GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces) using the same.

The language being abundant in features, platform independent and an open source, has gained its unmatched popularity. The language holds the most significant position in the making of interactive and success-driven web applications. PHP script can be deployed on most of the web servers from almost any platform and OS, that too free of cost. It is light in weight and has been majorly ported.

PHP has helped in creating an ideal style for the foundation of web development processes in more than 200 million of websites. Being versatile and a dynamic language it supports a spread of programming practices. For instance, it can be simply mixed with markup languages like HTML code, or it may be utilized in combination with numerous web frameworks. As a result of it is very easy to get started with programming in PHP. It attracts all levels of coders and developers. It offers a robust installation base across web-facing computers.

PHP works either as a CGI (Common gateway Interface) processor or as a module. PHP would facilitate the web servers to gather form information, generate dynamic page content, or send and receive cookies, but it is not then of it. you’re not restricted to send the page in mere markup language, CSS or JavaScript’s format, you’ll be able to now send PDF files, images, flash videos, XMLs, etc.

PHP is reasonably ‘In the face’ to all that complexities that developer’s used to face before its existence. By making use of Linux, Ajax and Asp.net technologies, the developers can deliver premium quality of PHP Applications.

However, with arrival of technology, the procedure that was earlier used to take years, has now acquired a high momentum through open source projects that are capable of quickly and proficiently leveraging these computational talents. Be it discussion forums, shops, pools, mailing lists, or SMS gateways, PHP is being used.

PHP programming, a crucial facet of web development has remodeled into an allegedly powerful technique in recent years. To carve out a powerful and integrated business interface over the net, there is an exponential growing demand of PHP programmers out there.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch

Apple iWatch also titled as Apple Watch is not just a time piece. Its success can be slated as there are numerous Apple fans and tech-savvy folks who are eagerly waiting for its launch in 2015.

This amazing gadget will be available in two sizes – 42 mm and 38 mm, multiple colors and offers endless options to support both men and women styles. You will also be able to switch over six different strap options and colors which add to its versatility thus complementing your apparel and personality. The square shape and curved edges give an elegant and sophisticated.

These incredible features of the Watch have gathered the lime light from both developers and individuals. It modestly boasts the class and value of Apple craze. The attractive and advanced design, superior functionality and a host of options make it stand apart from the others.

Provide its users with an Enhanced User Interface

Apple Watch has redefined the trend of watches by saying goodbye to the grid of icons. Apple Watch may not look dissimilar from its opponents in physical view, but the embedded iOS and UI will definitely add to its credibility. It features a galaxy of icons that can be rearranged as per user desires. You can expediently scroll the list of icons via touchscreen of the Watch and zoom in the screen via the Digital Crown incorporated on the side, as it was impractical to use pinch-to-zoom feature on such a small screen thus, for added ease the Digital Crown is used. Moreover while designing, it has also considered both the right-handed and left-handed users. Therefore without adding to the manufacturing complexity it allows users to simply invert the UI by connecting the straps accordingly.

Unlike the Android devices and wearable’s that enable the long press recognition, the Apple Watch will also be able to measure the pressure applied on the Watch screen along with the time duration. Developers can use this feature for developing more functional and impressive applications for the Apple Watch.

Designed to make sure you stay fit and healthy

Apple Watch is intuitively designed to make you stay healthy. On the back of the watch, a ceramic cover with sapphire lenses protects a specially designed sensor that uses infrared and visible-light LEDs and photo diodes to detect your heart rate.

Apple Watch uses this sensor, along with an accelerometer, GPS and Wi‑Fi of the iPhone, to measure all kinds of physical movement, from just standing up to actively working out. This allows Apple Watch to provide a broad picture of your daily activity, suggests customized goals, and rewards you for achieving personal fitness milestones.

Offers Advanced Functionalities for developers

The superior features and function of Apple Watch will open a gigantic door of opportunities for the third party developers. Apple’s development kit will offer developers with advanced tools that will enable them to create apps. Thus they can offer apps equivalent to the phone and tablet apps. As technology excels at swaying opinions, you never know if the distinct approach of Apple makes its gadget stand ahead in the race.

The integrated Siri support will facilitate users to perform actions promptly, it can be instigated by pressing the Digital Crown.

Make your payments in a fast and secure way

Apple Watch supports Apple Pay, thus facilitating its users to pay bills. Apple Watch creates a Device Account Number for each card when the user makes a purchase this number is used to process your payment, along with a transaction-specific security code. If you wish to pay using the Apple Watch, double-click the button next to the Digital Crown and hold your wrist up to the contact less reader. You will hear and feel a confirmation from Apple Watch once your payment details are sent.

Not just to watch but displays Time Intelligently

Unlike traditional watches Apple Watch is not just going to display us time but it is going to be context sensitive intelligent time display. Supposing, if you are moving from one time zone to another it will change your clock timings accordingly by tracking your location using GPS.

It will also get synced with your calendar to show you the significant alerts. For example, if you have a lunch scheduled for 5 PM Wednesday on October 1 it will alert you accordingly.

Conclusion

Though Apple has launched four products this year with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. It is the Apple watch that will transform our life like never before.