Facebook to produce a native Android app
Facebook became a native iOS app, giving users a quicker and more responsive experience. And while Zuckerberg said that a native Android app for Facebook would be coming soon, he also said that "it will be ready when it’s ready."
At the conference, the founder of the social networking site admitted that Facebook made a mistake with its mobile app and relied too much on HTML5 instead of just going native. He noted that much of the infrastructure used on the iOS version of the app will be used on the Android app. Facebook seems to be focusing on mobile and more of its employees are going to be working in that area. It's a strategy that has been paying off for YouTube with over 1 billion daily video views shown on a mobile device. The bottom line there is the money coming in from mobile ads which is something that Zuckerberg would like to see Facvebook more involved in.
source: TheVerge via Phandroid
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
Why Mr. Zuckerburg switch to android :(
9. wendygarett (unregistered)
Thanks for the thumb down... I was sad at the beginning but switching to android is actually a wise way for the consumer... He learn the word choice :)
10. tuminatr (Posts: 682; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
That is what I meant; I have an Iphone 4s as a work phone and a Galaxy Nexus as a personal phone. The Nexus is my favorite but it is obvious some developers spend more time working on the Iphone apps
18. E.N. (Posts: 2336; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
wendy, you should learn to comment without obsessing over the thumbs-up/thumbs-down. Just say what you think regardless of who likes it or dislikes it
17. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
It's not about the platform, it's about making money and staying the relevant.
2. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
this just prove that HTML5 apps are not that ready to be embrace fully!
well hoping Windows Phone and BlackBerry next!
3. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
just one question.. i thought microsoft has a share on facebook? so i hope deep integration on facebook app for WP too!! coz its not really a good experience to me!
4. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
It is ok on the RAZR, but on my N7, I can use it just fine on the browser, modded with flash.
6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
at least they're trying hard to figure out what will be best for us Android users. there's a lot of companies that won't even go to the lengths that Facebook is.
8. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Also, Facebook needs to push its game developers to make the same game available for smartphones. So, if I plant crops in Farmville, I can harvest them on my phone app.
16. kanagadeepan (Posts: 685; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Farmville/Zynga games plays very bad (thanks to flash) even in PC... Forget mobile devices...
12. Savage (unregistered)
Yeah, after the update came on iOS I was wondering about the Android version.
And who was the genius saying phones are HTML 5-ready?
13. ogtomasx (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
WOW...!!! talking s**t you little bitch Mark Zuckerberg ANDROID is BADASS operating system and its gives you the liberty to do whatever you want, your FATASS is just to stupid to learn how to appreciate that.....FU
14. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
At least he is finally waking up and realizing that he can create a better app by not copying the iphone version.
15. fervid (Posts: 173; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Last 3 updates on Android have been horrible. I went back to using the browser which likes to suddenly restart my feed when I scrolled over half way down. Hopefully they can make something that actually works. RHO Elements and various others try to market their HTML5 garbage then attempt to force you to use their addons and such with half the capabilities of Native. I switched to Basic 4 Android to make my apps and would never go back to HTML5 other than web apps that load in browsers on Desktops...not phones.