Facebook re-launches “Events” as “Facebook Local”
Facebook re-launched its “Events” stand-alone application as “Facebook Local” over the weekend.
The new version expands the features of the eventsscheduling application to cover localized searches for dining venues, bars and business establishments.
Made available for Android and iOS on November 11, the app has been likened to the “Yelp” mobile application – given that “Facebook Local’s” new feature set is analogous with that of “Yelp.”
Reactions on the rerelease of the standalone app have been mixed since most of “Facebook Local” features are already accessible within the main Facebook platform. It has also sparked some questions on the direction Facebook is heading towards in rolling out a separate application that’s specific to local searches. More information on the app is hosted on its official online distribution pages.