Facebook’s Next Wave of Timeline Apps SXSW
Some of the most innovative companies are launching new timeline apps this week at SXSW in
Austin, Texas. New apps from Foursquare, Nike, The Onion, VEVO, Fandango, Viddy,
Endomondo, and RootMusic give people more ways to add their location, fitness, video and
media interests to their timeline and share what they love with friends.
In the past two months, nearly 3,000 timeline apps have launched. These startups are seeing
increased engagement and growth:
• Pinterest grew its daily active Facebook user base by 60%.
• Goodreads increased daily traffic by 77%.
• Pose saw 5X growth in signups on its website and mobile app.
Here’s a look at the newest timeline apps at SXSW:
Foursquare: Foursquare uses many of the new features announced last week to bring its location
app to timeline. People can now add their Foursquare check-ins to their timelines and maps,
share their badges and see the top places they’ve checked into.
Nike: The Nike+ FuelBand is becoming more social through a series of Facebook integrations.
As of last week, people can use the Nike FuelBand iPhone app to find friends and see a leader
board of how much Fuel they’ve earned versus their friends. Soon, people will be able to post
their achievements and milestones directly to their timeline.
The Onion: Laugh alone no more. People can now log into TheOnion.com with their Facebook
account to add The Onion content directly to their timeline and share articles and videos as they
read and watch. Friends can discover articles in News Feed, and get personalized
recommendations on TheOnion.com, making “America’s finest news source” more social.
VEVO: Vevo introduced a new integration that lets people sign into Vevo.com with their
Facebook account, get personalized video playlists based on the artists they’ve liked, discover
new music through friends, and post any music video from Vevo’s massive library directly to
Fandango: Movie fans now have another way to bring their favorite films to their timeline. The
new Fandango timeline app lets people add the clips they watch, the movies they rate and any
films they want to see.
Viddy: Viddy, the mobile app for creating quick videos and adding filters, now lets people add
clips to their timelines as they shoot. Now when people film videos from a vacation or everyday
life, they can share them to Facebook and collect their clips on the Viddy app for timeline.
Endomondo: Endomondo brought its fitness app to timeline so people can share their workouts,
progress and favorite routes with friends on Facebook. Sharing fitness activities with friends
makes it easier to coordinate workouts and cheer each other on to new fitness goals.
RootMusic: The new RootMusic timeline app lets people mark their favorite songs and artists
and the concerts they plan on attending from the Facebook Pages of bands, like The Stone Foxes.
As people click “favorite”, “going to go” and “wants to go” on a RootMusic app, their picks will
be added to their timeline.