Android just got a new feature that lets you discover new apps based on your location. When you’re inline at the pharmacy, for example, your phone might suggest you download their app to get a coupon. I love apps—and locations!
Google calls the feature “Nearby.” So if you’re at the airport waiting for your flight you might get a notification suggesting you download the United Airlines app, or if you’re at CVS they might recommend you use their app to print photos directly from your phone. Getting notifications based on location sounds potentially irritating to me—but you don’t have to opt-in, of course. [Android Blog]
Facebook now lets you respond to a post with a video. Rather than typing, or using emoji, or posting an image, you can now record yourself shouting into the void when you reply to something you see on Facebook. Or whispering sweet nothings, whatever floats your boat. [Facebook]