The Facebook HTML5 mobile platform was missing at Facebook F8. Now it is supposed to launch early next week according to report.
Facebook is supposed to launch a HTML5 platform for mobile devices dubbed Project Spartan. Many assumed Facebook would unveil it at the Facebook F8 conference last week, but that did not happen. Now TechCrunch reports, after some Spartan screens leaked, that Facebook is launching Project Spartan and iPad apps early next week.
According to reports Facebook and Apple are still discussing if Facebook is unveiling their iPad app on Tuesday in the Apple event or on Monday on their own. TechCrunch calls Apple and Facebook "Frenemies.", which hits it on the head. Apple has already let Twitter into their world. They need to actually do the same with Facebook unless Apple is doing their own social network, which the likely will not.
Brace yourself for a big Apple announcement week. We are of course most excited about the iPhone 5, but Apple will launch much more than that. The iCloud has many aspects and iOS 5 as well. There sure are more 3rd parties like Facebook that will unveil new solutions based on iCloud and iOS 5. Apple also will at some point need to make clear statement on how HTML5 apps and native iOS apps will co-exist going forward.
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