Facebook Npe Team Launches an Update Pinterest Like #Article

Facebook Npe Team Launches an Update Pinterest Like #Article

Through its NPE or New Product Experimentation unit, Facebook released an app called Hobbi

The app is very similar to Pinterest, designed to take pictures of your hobbies and interests and then keep them in boards to keep your progress reviewed.

Here's the product overview on the App Store:

"Hobbi wants to help you track and remember the things you love to do. You can save pictures of the projects you're working on and the hobbies you love to do, whether it's cooking, baking, DIY, arts & crafts, exercise or home decor. You can then arrange your pictures into visual collections to see how far you're going over time.

TechCrunch also found out that the app is very much like Pinterest and it's not just for DIY activities but about keeping track of your progress so you can see how you're progressing. You can share your progress videos with your friends and family on the app too. While the app might seem to be there to flaunt your hobbies, it's actually focused on inspiring more people to participate in their growth.

The app may gain popularity and may even challenge Pinterest, but initially, when it comes to its use case, it tends to be different.

As of July last year, Facebook's NPE team has launched three applications, including Whale–a meme production app, AUX–a DJ app where users can get their songs on a community playlist, and Bump–a student chat app.

Each of the apps released by NPE is special in its own way and although none of them has gained massive popularity, Facebook seems to be continuing to launch new apps to see which one is making it big.

The NPE team is similar to the Creative Labs development team from Facebook which shut down Facebook back in 2015 after none of the app's apps could become successful. The Creative Labs team couldn't do much with their experiments, developing applications to challenge both Snapchat and Vine. But considering the pressure, given the applications that it has released, the NPE team seems to be taking a different approach.

TechCrunch also noted that Google has launched an app for DIY collections named Tangi, which gives us an idea that both Google and Facebook have their eyes in this field.

While these new apps may not become popular, they are definitely a representation of what people are doing, which may suggest new changes.

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