The acquisition of Snaptu, indicated by many experts as the most expensive so far carried out by Facebook in its history, begins to bear fruit: the social network of Palo Alto has announced the availability of a new app with which it is granted ability to navigate between the pages of the world’s most popular social network to a wide range of mobile phones.
Facebook baptized for Every Phone, the new app is written entirely in Java, thus resulting executable belonging to many generations of cellular devices now rather dated. In particular, according to official estimates of the engineers who have taken the care, are more than 2500 terminals which can now access Facebook using the new application, downloadable for free from the mobile version of social networks and installed quickly.
With the new app, Facebook aims therefore to provide a better user experience for users who do not have smart phones with special applications, extending its reach in the mobile world. In addition to offering all the main features already seen in other apps such as the display of news streams, management of private messaging and navigation of photo albums, Facebook for Every Phone allows you to upload new photos directly from the device and to integrate the address book phone with the contacts on social networks.
To encourage the spread of the new application, then the vertices of Palo Alto have made agreements with some carriers operating in developing countries, offering their users free access to 90 days of social networking via mobile phone. Of the more than 750 million registered users, about one third is to be activated by mobile devices: aware of this trend, Facebook now wants to push in the direction of the mobile terminals to ensure the widest possible public access to its services through mobile phones regardless of features that they offer.