Facebook's annual developer conference F8 begins today, and it's already making headlines before it's begun. An announcement leak came through via the official conference app.
What Was Leaked
The company shared 3 announcements early:
- Parse for IoT- It seems that there will be an expansion of Facebook's app building platform Parse it to the "Internet of Things" - the creation of Internet-connected devices for the home.
- Messenger as a Platform- As noted by Business Insider, there is a rumor that Facebook is turning its Messenger app into a platform that developers can build upon. This leak may be the confirmation.
- Teleportation Station: This is likely related to the Facebook acquisition of Oculus - which develops software for the cloud-based gaming industry - last year. We're all excited to see what this is!
I Heard About 'On This Day' - What Is It?
It's a feature similar to Timehop. When you visit Facebook (web or mobile) you'll soon (possibly already) see an option to view On This Day with a the feed of content you posted in years past with the option to share them. You can also sign up for daily notifications.
How Can I Watch the Keynotes:
If you're not at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco you can stream the conference here today and tomorrow.