Facebook F8 Fest annual software starts April 18


      April 18 Facebook most important event of the year, F8, has today officially kick

In recent years, the largest social network in the world has used the plot as a megaphone to announce its major products, including the company's chronology and advertising network profile. In 2016 F8, Mark Zuckerberg used the event to articulate their vision of 10 years for the future of Facebook, which includes forays into virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones with Wi-Fi radiant.

Zuck also used the stage to get deeply personal. In 2014, he thought about turning 30. This year, took a thinly veiled shot presidential candidate Donald Trump (before it was the Republican candidate) and rejected the notion of "building walls" and "people of distancing. "

For next year, the two-day conference will be held for the first time outside of San Francisco, the company announced Wednesday. F8 2017 target 50 miles south of the center of the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. During the early days of Facebook, the event was inconsistent - if Facebook had only planned to announce something big. But in 2014, the company decided what is an annual conference.

Facebook declined to comment on who will speak. (It is a good bet, though, that Zuckerberg will take the stage.)

But while Facebook announced significant new features for consumers while F8 in the past, the conference is primarily for software developers that Facebook needs to attract extend their reach and value of advertising.

In a separate announcement Wednesday Facebook also promotes changes in Analytics software application that helps application developers to maintain and operate their applications. The service launched in 2015 and 800,000 F8 applications are now using. The changes include an update that allows companies to see which of your content is doing better in Facebook in real time, for periods of 5 hours. Another update allows tracking software developers of user data from the Web - not just smartphones and tablets.

Seventy-seven percent of adults with three or more devices start a task on one device and complete it in another, he said Josh Twist a Facebook product manager. This represents a challenge for application developers. "We want to help people connect these images," said Twist.

You can probably expect more of these types of ads in-the-weeds F8, and issues related to consumer. After all, Facebook has to keep software developers and sellers are willing to make money.