Facebook, the most widely used social network in the world, currently ranked 2nd most popular website by Alexa in terms of traffic only after Google. Now it has targeted to become the no.1 site in the world. Recently it has unleashed a torrent of changes which it thinks will make a greater impact upon its users and help counter Google + . Now it wants users to make sure that their friends get to know what they are doing at that moment. The company announced new features something like this on the 22nd September 2011. It is targeting to be the prima motto of your life by letting you spend the maximum time of your life online and rather subdue your life offline.
Facebook app was already ready to make its debut but what withheld just because of ego clashes with the Apple and Facebook executives. This standoff was due to some sticky issues and the negations were not bilateral but instead unilateral. If everything were working accordingly then this app should have been released in June this year. It never happened and eagerly awaiting users were led to final silence and consequent lost memory.
But it is seen as if there could be some good news around the corner, news of the lost app surfaced on one of the blogs of Jeff Verkoeyen, ex Facebook employee, he quoted :
“It is now nearly five months since the app was feature complete and I haven’t seen it released,” Mr. Verkoeyen wrote on his blog. “Needless to say this was a frustrating experience for me. The experience of working on this app was a large contribution to the reasons why I left Facebook.”
But while this news was making rounds a Facebook spokeswoman declined about the existence of any such application and said, “We have nothing to announce now and cannot comment on future Facebook products.”
Although on previous occasions Apple and Facebook worked closely on no of mutual products including one of the most widely used Facebook iPhone application. The reason for now-a-days sour may be the formers move into the social network wing, Ping – iTunes music network. At that time Apple CEO Mr. Steve Jobs said that Facebook’s terms were “onerous”. But with Ping, Facebook pulled the plug on Apple when the later allowed some of the users to find their friends on Facebook & consequently it was short lived.
Apple retaliated back this year when it announced iOS 5 completely compatible with Twitter, a severe Facebook competitor. But as far as reports were concerned Apple and Facebook world’s largest company will definitely have fire underneath their respective egos until and unless they start thinking in peace.