Facebook’s Project Spartan client revealed

Facebook’s Project Spartan client revealedWe’ve been hearing about Project Spartan for a while now. Essentially, it’ll see Team Zuckerberg move away from developing Facebook apps for different platforms in favour of an all-encompassing HTML5-based web interface.

The other major component of Project Spartan is apps. Yes, you’ll be able to buy content for your iPhone, not through the App Store, but through the spanking new Facebook web interface.

Of course, as the purchases won’t take place through the App Store, Apple won’t be entitled to its usual cut. Cheeky.

Anyways, Project Spartan popped up briefly on the Facebook Mobile Developers Page, and TechCrunch managed to grab some shots before they were taken down.

The screenshots could potentially be a revamped Facebook iOS mobile app, but TechCrunch is assured we're actually seeing Project Spartan running on Safari. Interesting.

Better still, “multiple sources” have apparently told the Crunchy dudes that Facebook will finally make some sort of official announcement next week. Sweet.

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Stelph  Oct. 2, 2011 at 13:43

thought apple had made it clear that puchases through apps wasnt allowed? Dont think id ever spend money on facebook tho

jtanz0  Oct. 3, 2011 at 08:50

@stelph that's the point this isn't an app its an HTML 5 web site which means Facebook can circumvent Apple's app store and thus charge for content through the web site

Stelph  Oct. 3, 2011 at 10:35

Ah good point, I had forgotten that. Still not giving Facebook any money :-p


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