Bad News For Apple – New App Features Coming From Facebook
Because there are approximately 400,000 apps available for the iPhone, users haven’t really been looking for more options. It is rumored that Apple wants to bump social networking websites completely out of the picture by developing standalone apps that duplicate the same features that are available via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Perhaps more than anything else, smart phone users utilize social networking websites to share, tag and post pictures with their friends. While iPhone owners can share their pictures with other iPhone users via supported apps, Apple has failed to give them the ability to transcend the iOS platform.
After learning that Apple was working on this new photo sharing application, Facebook was quick to strike back. The project has been kept quiet, but it is believed that 80 companies and developers are collaborating on a photo sharing app that will run on the iOS operating system. You can click here to find mobile phone deals as well as information on smart phones and apps. It is obvious that the yet to be named app targets iPhone users because it will only be capatible with the Safari browser.
Smart phones such as the Blackberry Pearl also make use of apps but Apple is the only smart phone manufacturer that restricts users from accessing apps that are not supported. Both companies have been unwilling to confirm or deny the rumors, but Apple’s reluctance to integrate Facebook apps into the iPhone may be an indicator that these two technology giants might not be on friendly terms. While Apple offers an endless selection of apps, not everyone owns the iPhone. Just as there is Mac only software, it seems that Apple wants to draw a line in the sand between Apple product owners and everyone else. For now, all consumers can do is speculate and continue to use the apps that are available via iTunes.
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- 6.19.11 / 5pm