Facebook recently showcased its new home on Android, an app named Facebook Home, which brings a lot of new features and improvements to the way in which Android consumers use and interact with the social website. This same thing could happen to Apple devices as well.
According to the latest reports, Facebook is talking to Apple about coming up with a version of the Facebook Home for the iPhone in an attempt to increase revenue from the ever growing number of Facebook users who access the social network through Apple devices.
So after successfully bringing Facebook Home to the mobile operating system from Google, the social networking giant has started talking to Apple and Microsoft in an attempt to expand the Facebook Home for other major mobile operating systems in the world – Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Phone 8.
In an interview on Bloomberg West, Adam Mosseri, the director of product at Menlo Park said that ‘after debuting the software called Home on the Android platform, Facebook is speaking to Apple and Microsoft about expanding Facebook Home to other platforms.’ He also said that the talks are still going on, and nothing has been finalized as of now.
Mosseri said: “We’ve shown them what we’ve built and we’re just in an ongoing conversation.” Them meaning Apple and Microsoft.
It is already clear that a lot of consumers access Facebook using their smartphones and other handheld devices, indicating that there is a huge crowd on the mobile platform and at the same time an immense opportunity for business. The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, plans to use this new mobile software in order to create more business for the company by bringing in more advertisers on the mobile platform.
Facebook has always been free and will always be that way. However, Mark has plans to bring in advertising to Facebook Home as well. He said: “There are no ads on this yet. I’m sure at some point there will be.”