Silverlight 4 Facebook Client Released for Windows and Mac
Microsoft has just released Silverlight 4 based facebook client for both Windows and Mac OS X. Back in April last year, Microsoft showed off a proof of concept facebook client which was made using facebook’s Open Stream API on Silverlight but unfortunately that never saw the light of the day. After a long wait, they have finally released a fully working client for users running Windows and OS X – with full capability to run it out-of-the-browser.
This application brings together the many compelling platform capabilities of Silverlight 4 into a rich out-of-browser application in the familiar context of Facebook. Enjoy the photos, feeds, events, friends’ walls, and inbox mail from your Facebook account in an appealing and user-friendly environment.
Some of the features of the client are as follows:
Hosting HTML content interactively
Local Device access (webcam)
Embedding alternative media content (i.e., YouTube)
COM integration (with Outlook) on the Windows platform
To try out this Silverlight 4 based facebook client, head over to the official Silverlight page to download and install Silverlight 4 Beta for your respective platform.
Here is a short video, published by ithinkdifferent blog which shows the touch features of the app in action on a Windows 7 PC.
Silverlight 4 Beta, Visual Studio 2010 Beta and .NET Framework 4.0 were all released back in October last year.
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