When recent Facebook app updates only came to the iPhone, some Android users started asking questions. If you look close enough, it’s not hard to notice the flaws of Facebook’s Android app. Just for starters, the entire app is just a webview of the touch website. The biased development of Facebook’s app may be due to the fact that Facebook primarily offers its employees iPhones.
Now, according to TechCrunch, Facebook’s HQ is flooded with posters asking its employees to switch to Android. Some of the posters talk about dogfooding (testing your own product), while others show the extreme projected growth of Android. Facebook recently released a big update to their Facebook SDK for Android. The third version of the SDK brings multiple pre-built views and tasks as well as better integration with the Facebook APIs.
The fact that Facebook has refreshed its developer tools for Android shows that they are turning their attention to the platform. Additionally, we should expect to see more updates to Facebook’s Android app soon. Recent updates have made the app faster and added various bug fixes and improvements.
One thing is clear, change is on the horizon at Facebook. Is it a wise move for Facebook to push Android adoption as opposed to alternative platforms like iOS and Windows Phone?
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