According to sources, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has hired a team of former Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) employees to completely redesign the Facebook iPhone app. These sources say, the app will get a “major code overhaul” rather than the normal update.
There have been several names dropped in relation to this project, and they are major players in their respective fields. Greg Novick, who is a UI developer in the touchscreen field is rumored to be on the team, as is Scott Goodson, who created Apple’s Stocks app. Other names listed as members of the team are, Mike Matas and Kimon Tsinteris, who helped design iOS. These names are those of top developers, each with very specific skills.
What does this mean for iPhone users? Well, it means that sometime in the next few months you will have a majorly revamped Facebook app on your phone, with new features which could make it simpler and easier for you to access your account. This new app may also simplify the process of changing your status, posting messages, and uploading pictures to your Facebook profile.
What does it mean for Facebook? Well, Facebook will probably revamp the app to include some of it’s new advertising plans, in hopes of generating more revenue from mobile users. They have announced that they lost revenue, due to the number of people who access their accounts from smartphones, and thus bypass the ads on Facebook’s computer pages.
When all is said and done, it will be good for both Facebook, and their users. Facebook is a multi-national social network, with millions of users world wide. They will definitely want their new app for the iPhone to be something that goes over well with users. With iPhone being a top selling smartphone in the world today, who better to hire for a project update for it, than Apple employees who know the iPhone inside and out? I predict that the new app will be widely accepted, and that it will be top quality design. After all, it is from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) together.