Facebook works on making mobile notifications location-based

Facebook works on making mobile notifications location-based

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US: Facebook has rolled out an expanded notifications tab, where instead of a list, Facebook will now show a series of ‘cards’ that tells you about friends’ milestones and life events, sports scores and TV reminders, and upcoming events – plus information relevant to where you are.

For instance, it will show information about the weather in your area, local news and events, movies playing in your region and recommendations for local eateries. This is all pegged to your location history in your Facebook app. According to the blog post from Facebook product manager Keith Peiris, you can customise the cards displayed, or add more cards depending on your interests – more local news maybe, but fewer sports scores. For now, Facebook can only personalise based on pages you’ve ‘liked’, but predictable next step could be personalised notifications based on data that Facebook collects about your browsing habits, including publications you read regularly or adverts you click on.

Source: Apple insider