Facebook employees force no longer to make calls with the iPhone? Facebook Product Manager Chris Cox has fined its employees to use only a Smartphone with Google’s Android operating system. The reason: The most Facebookers use Android. And its employees should know what it’s like.
The iPhone is more than just a smart phone for many people, it is a status symbol. Therefore, many Facebook employees own a Smartphone by Apple with the iOS operating system. Thus, the Facebook staff but crucially differ from large around the world. Because most Facebook users around the world use the Google Android operating system on their Smartphone, Facebook so use on Android.
Android runs on over 80 percent of all smartphones thats why Facebook Staff Phasing iPhone APPS development.
The Google operating system now runs to over 80% of all smartphones worldwide. The iOS operating system from Apple, however, only running about 15%. The Facebook head of product, Chris Cox responds to these scissors now. He wants to order that “a whole lot” his employees go to the Google operating system. “The people if it leaves it to them, prefer often an iPhone”, Cox said.
Favor of the Facebook app for iOS ends
The arrangement serve as Cox, that the employees “live the same user experience as they now have the most Facebook users”. Also, they should report bugs on Facebook to Android and resolve. Thus so far practiced preferring the Facebook app for the iPhone operating system will come to an end. Because when it comes to the integration of new functions, the Facebook app for Android users are mostly empty-handed.
The Chief of the product therefore considered harmful for Facebook, which has also problems with data protection in Europe focusing on Apple’s iOS operating system. Because the social network has more than 1.5 billion members, of which the majority used Android devices. By iPhone focus of the team members have little experience with the world’s most popular operating system.
Android also runs on cheap smartphones
Especially in poor and emerging countries, Android is the operating system of choice, because the people there can hardly afford an expensive status symbol like the iPhone. And Android also runs on cheap smartphones. Because Facebook already is badly scratches in many markets on the market saturation, should now be provided in emerging countries and emerging markets for growth.
Internet in an emerging market
Exactly this growth philosophy based on the idea of the so-called 2G-Sunday. Unlike the Android order participation in the project is voluntary. In the future have the Facebook staff upon arrival at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California the option to your Facebook app to respond as if she were in a slow 2 g network.
Because this 2 g network today is the State of the art in many emerging markets and developing countries and is likely to remain this well for a long time. In this way, the Facebook employees have the opportunity to learn how the Facebook app feels when she runs in the fast 3 g network, or even in the LTE network.
This experience should bring the Facebook engineers to develop that it runs fast in the slow 2 g network the Android Facebook app so. To frustrate the staff not too much by the slow 2G network on an hour on each day is limited. Then again 3G Apps are comming.
Facebook drawing at the European headquarters of Facebook-Dublin: the employees are phasing out their iPhones from Apple and get to devices using the Android operating system. Among Facebook users, Android is the most popular operating system and offers considerable growth opportunities, particularly in poorer countries. The move will help to optimize the Facebook app for Android.