It’s been a big day for Facebook, as the world’s largest social network received a new Timeline UI for the iOS app and it rolled out some app updates which may mean the end of things like GetGlue and Miso. One interesting little note from the F8 conference which may have slipped past you is that Facebook said it now has more than 350 million mobile users actively accessing the site.
On its statistics page, Facebook confirms this new data and it also says that there are more than 475 mobile operators around the world “working to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products.” While many of you readers may get to the social network via the app, it has worked with many operators around the world to bring access to nearly any phone and in some cases, the mobile operator will foot the bill.
This is important because we know that Facebook really sees mobile as its future and we can expect much of the innovation to start coming from the mobile side of things. The new lifestyle apps which debuted today should start trickling down to the mobile versions soon but we’re still waiting on things like the Skype integration to appear.
Additionally, there are talks of a “Project Spartan” which brings the social network to phones via HTML5 and will enable Facebook to make an end-around the app stores by letting the apps go directly to the mobile browser. This has been rumored for a while now (first broken by TechCrunch) but we’ll have to keep an eye on this and how it impacts your day-to-day Facebooking.
So, what do you think of the changes to Facebook and do you want these on the mobile version?
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