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Facebook Stealthily Launched a Pinterest-Esque App Called Hobbi

Facebook’s at it again. While everybody knows the company for its eponymous app, it also regularly plays around with launching new ones on the down-low. Remember Lasso? How about Whale, Bump, or Aux? Well, the latest experimental app from Facebook is a Pinterest-like app called Hobbi.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Pinterest, Lasso, NPE Team, Hobbi, Pinterest Refuses To Die So Easily, Facebook Stealthily


Facebook’s latest experiment is Hobbi, an app to document your personal projects

Facebook is adding another app to its group of experimental projects from the NPE Team, an initiative it announced last year focused on rapidly trying out new ideas in social to see how users react. This week, the team released its fourth app experiment with the launch of Hobbi, a photo and video sharing app designed for documenting your personal projects and hobbies. Though Hobbi takes obvious cues from Pinterest, it’s not just a pinboard of inspirational ideas. Instead, the app is designed to ...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Apps, Pinterest, Instagram, Tech, NPE Team, Tangi, Hobbi, Columbia Belgium Spain


Facebook's experimental new apps are struggling to find an audience (FB)

Almost no-one is using two new apps built by Facebook. Aux and Bump are apps launched in August by NPE Team, Facebook's new team dedicated to building experimental new apps. The apps, which only available to users in Canada and the Philippines, have a few thousand downloads between them, according to app analysis firm Apptopia. Facebook has previously cautioned that NPE's products may not all be successes and could be quickly shut down if so. The usage data highlights Facebook's longstanding ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Canada, Philippines, Silicon Valley, Louisiana, Signal, Priscilla Chan, Facebook Instagram, Apptopia, Adam Blacker, Facebook Aux, NPE Team Facebook, Apptopia Facebook


Facebook’s latest experiment is a meme creation app, Whale

Facebook’s NPE Team, a division inside the social networking giant that will build experimental consumer-facing social apps, has now added a third app to its lineup with the launch of meme creation app Whale. Currently, the app allows users to decorate photos with text and stickers in order to create memes that can be shared to social media or texted to friends. The app isn’t all that original, given the plethora of image-editing apps on the App Store today with similar feature sets. But it does...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Canada, Philippines, App Annie, Apptopia, Houseparty, NPE Team, Marco Polo App