“Mobile is our primary focus for our platform this year” Taylor said at an on-stage interview.
“Mobile usage has been the fastest-growing part of the Facebook experience” noting that Facebook has reached 200 million mobile users.
Brett also noted that these people are “more than twice as active as people who use Facebook on the desktop computer.”
Taylor wants to make the Facebook platform more accessible mobile developers. One of the biggest issues for developers is that they have to constantly keep up with different versions of the Facebook platform whether it be for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, or a Web Browser.
Over the long term, Facebook wants to utilize HTML 5 as the next revision of Facebook.
Taylor, “We are going to be investing a lot in developing HTML 5 versions of Facebook”.
In September of 2010 Tech crunch reported on a story that Facebook was building a mobile phone. “At least they are building the software for phone working with a third-party to actually build the hardware.”
You might remember that Google started working on their very own phone called the Nexus one. It was about that time that Facebook first became concerned about the increasing power of mobile platforms.
Techcrunch states “Facebook wants to integrate deeply into the contacts list and other core functions of the phone. It can only do that if it controls the operating system.”
Overall, it is clear that the mobile device is here to stay. In 2011 you are going to see an extremely large growth of mobile phone users accessing the Internet.
Facebook has led the way for social media startups and has even out ranked Google as the most visited website on the Internet. It is only a matter of time before Facebook takes the forefront and sets the standard for mobile phone development.