Foursquare, Nike and more make new Facebook Timeline apps


13 Mar 2012

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Companies such as Foursquare, Nike, The Onion and Vevo are launching new timeline apps for Facebook, taking advantage of the social network’s new interface.

The new apps have been launched as part of this year’s music, film and interactive conference SXSW in Texas in the US.

The apps will integrate into Facebook’s new Timeline layout, a magazine-style tiled layout that creates a more visual look to the user’s Facebook wall rather than the linear text-driven style.

Location check-in app Foursquare will allow Facebook users to add their check-ins to their Timelines, along with maps. They can also share their badges and see the top places they’ve checked into.

Sports brand Nike will bring its fitness-based Nike+ FuelBand app to Facebook Timelines to let people post their achievements and milestones directly to their Timelines.

Satirical news site The Onion will allow its readers to log into its website with their Facebook accounts to add content directly to their Facebook Timelines and share articles and videos. Users can also discover articles in the Facebook news feed and get more personalised recommendations from the site.

Music video platform Vevo will let users sign into its site with their Facebook accounts to get personalised video playlists based on artists they’ve liked, as well as discover new music through friends. They can also post any music video from Vevo’s library directly to their Timelines.

Movie website Fandango’s Timeline app will let users add clips, rated movies and films they want to see directly to their Timelines. Video-shooting app Viddy will also allow users to add clips to their Facebook Timelines.

Endomondo has brought its fitness app to the Facebook Timeline, which allows its users to share their workouts, progress and recommended routes to friends on the social network.

RootMusic has created its own Timeline app, which lets users mark favourite songs, artists and contents from the Facebook pages of bands to their Timelines.