F8, Facebook Developer Conference, is all about innovation. In two days, attendees get to experience presentations by feature leaders from across the Facebook family of apps and services. Conference-goers also learn about the latest tools and best practices for designing and building their apps, new surfaces for discovery and expression, and innovative ways to make the world more open and connected. In short, it’s a great place to learn and connect with others.
Not only was Flixel lucky enough to attend the conference in beautiful San Francisco, we were also a featured Partner in the new Facebook Profile Expression Kit… and we’re in good company. Facebook chose 6 third-party beta partners to introduce the Profile Expression Kit, and Flixel is included among mega video apps like Vine, Boomerang, and MSQRD.
The exciting news was announced on Tuesday, April 12th. The following day there was a session dedicated to the Profile Expression Kit. You can check out the entire 20 minute presentation here.
Mobile video is projected to quickly take over much of the internet. Facebook’s Chris Cox at f8 stated that around 70% of the mobile internet is expected to be video in a few years. As the innovative company it is, it’s no surprise that Facebook would want to jump on the video train in any way it can, which includes allowing users to further express themselves through video on Facebook.
With more than 4.5 billion views and nearly 30 million profile picture updates every day, Facebook profiles have become the best place to curate your own identity and learn about others. Profile videos give people a new way to bring their profiles to life.
If you haven’t already, try creating your own Facebook Profile cinemagraph. All you need is 3 things:
1. iPhone/iOS Device
Check out our tutorial video for more helpful tips, and start making cinemagraphs today.