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Facebook still wants to take over mobile with standalone apps

17
Jan
2014

Even though it failed to take over home screens on Android with the Facebook Home experiment, Facebook is still very much interested in the mobile ecosystem, where it plans to launch several standalone applications this year, The Verge has learned. The company issued major updates for its Messenger app on iOS and Android recently, and Instagram, still a popular photo service, has received its own update not long ago. But Facebook is not done when it comes to mobile apps. Instead of trying to add as many features into its Facebook app as possible, the company would rather have “slick, standalone apps,” dedicated apps that work great delivering a single purpose, whether it’s messaging, photo-sharing or news-reading — a news reader app

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