Facebook and HTML5{6}

by Maral M
http://www.facebook.com/blog.php?post=483824142130Facebook’s department of mobile web applications continues to develop applications that use HTML5. HTML5 allows applications that are normally used offline to be brought onto the web. Facebook thinks of itself as a platform for different applications and not as a social networking site. Android phones have been integrated with Facebook at deep levels allowing users to use Facebook applications without directly going on. One of the newest features is called the Ticker. The ticker allows users to see what their friends are doing quickly; much like the top right side of the Facebook homepage on a web browser.

Facebook’s integration of HTML5 is going to bring a different level of user interface to users. They will be able to use applications that were only available offline before. This feature also users to stay connected with their friends. The applications that are available now are making it easier for people to incorporate Facebook into their lives more quickly. As the article stated, people can check what their friends are doing while at a bus stop. This way people will always be able to connect with their friends.

Lawson, Stephen. (09/27/2011). Facebook to Enrich Mobile with HTML5. PC Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.pcworld.com/article/240717/facebook_to_enrich_mobile_with_html5.html