Facebook Home for iOS Sees Conflicting ReportsBy: Josh Wolford - April 16, 2013
Is Facebook working with Apple and Microsoft to bring Facebook Home to additional platforms?
Maybe, maybe not, according to conflicting reports.
Bloomberg recently spoke with product director Adam Mosseri, who stated that Facebook was in talks with both Apple and Microsoft.
“We’ve shown them what we’ve built and we’re just in an ongoing conversation,” Mosseri said.
He went on to say that nothing was finalized, but that they were conducting talks.
But The Next Web calls that report into question. According to a source familiar with the talks, Facebook is not really in talk with either Apple or Microsoft. “No discussion have taken place to bring Home to those platforms,” they say.
It’s not as though Facebook and Apple have a bad relationship or anything – you may recall that your iOS 6 has deep Facebook integration. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the two have a good relationship. On the topic of Home, he previously said that…
“We’d love to offer this on iPhone, and we just can’t today, and we will work with Apple to do the best experience that we can within what they want.”
Even if Facebook were to offer Home on iOS, it may not even look like the Home that they just launched on Android. In fact, there’s no guarantee that it would even be called “Facebook Home.”
“It may or may not be Home,” Mosseri told Bloomberg. “We could also just bring some of the design values to the iOS app. That might be how it ends up. Or we could build just the lock screen. Maybe then it’s not called Home, it’s called something else.”