Friday, September 21, 2012

Facebook Inc(NASDAQ:FB) stresses upon, and reinvents Mobile Updates

Facebook Inc(NASDAQ:FB) recently announced upgraded mobile updates for Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) as well as Android devices. Along with this announcement, came the promise by Facebook Inc, to release newer versions of these updates every few weeks, which is to say, from every four weeks, which may also extend up to eight weeks.

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and Founder of the social networking site had already announced the company’s growing interest in the mobile sector. When he spoke at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF event, he did announce the increased amount of importance they were giving to mobile updates, and how Facebook’s responsibility towards the mobile sector has gone up. The department which was initially manned by just one team, will now be a integral part of the whole company.

The announcement for the mobile updates was made by Christian Legnitto, the release manager for the site. On Thursday, he wrote on the Facebook Engineering Page about a better mobile experience for Facebook users. He went on to elaborate upon the point by pointing out the fact that earlier, the mobile updates were mainly feature-driven, but the innovations were not really driven by timelines.

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With the undoubted popularity which the social networking sight has gained, it has become an intrinsic part of the lives of many people, and the new mobile updates for the Apple and Andriod smartphones will make it that much more of a favorite amongst people. The new developments by Facebook were released as applications, but now the set time period will accelerate developments.

Legnitto pointed out the crucial differences between the Web and Mobile usage of Facebook and the difference in updates between the two. The Shipping of Mobile software is a risky venture, the crashing of applications through code on mobiles is a far more plausible factor than the risk of the crash on the Web. The updates for Web users are also set at an easier pace than with mobile updates. Facebook intends to up its game by providing better quality and meeting up to the promises it has made. The company is all set to take it to the next level with the updates on the smartphones. 

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