In what i’ll call an app launching spree, and on the heels of the new messenger lite app, Facebook has debuted a new application called ‘Events’. This is an app that caters specifically to those that use the social network as their events calendar. According to Facebook, more than 100 million people have this practice, so it makes sense that the feature has been consolidated into a single place to keep up with nearby events and find new things to do in their area.
HOW IT WORKS?
When you open Events, you can quickly catch up on new events your friends are interested in, recently-announced events by the Pages you like, and updates from events you’re already connected to.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend or even right now, you can easily browse event recommendations based on time, location and your interests. Explore events happening where you are or in places you like to go using the interactive map. You can also search for events in any city if you’re planning ahead for a trip.
Finally, you can keep track of all of your upcoming events in the calendar, which lets yousee which days you’re already attending an event and when you’re free. You can even choose calendars you want to add from your phone and view them alongside your Facebook events, so it’s easier to make plans.
The actions you take on events in the app will also be visible and available on Facebook. This way, your friends can see what you’re interested in and what events you’ve shared with them, even if they don’t have the app.
According to facebook, Events is available in the App Store for iPhone users in the US today, and is coming soon to Android.
In my opinion, what i see Facebook doing is trying to target the interests of every customer and serve them. I think it is a very good move as it’ll help everyone on the Facebook platform get served his/her favorite ‘meal’. I think Facebook is still very much around. Don’t you think so?