Facebook Lite App Developed For Entry Level Android Devices And Slow Limited Internet Access

Author James Mash 25.2.2015. | 22:27

Facebook is targeting users of entry-level Android devices with a new app that is now available in a handful of developing countries.

facebook_lite

The app is called Facebook Lite and is basically a low-fi version of the full app known by hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Lite, which appears to be actually a wrapper for a web app, is just 262KB in size and it should work even on devices with low processing power and with slow 2G connections as well. As TechCrunch’s Jon Russell notes, the app is based on Snaptu, an app that Facebook acquired in 2011, which allows Facebook to run on some feature phones.

The app is fairly basic in functionality and design, but all the key components are present, including Messenger, Pages, Groups, and more! There’s also notification support, so users should be able to rely on it for the core Facebook experience. Here’s the app’s Play Store description:

  • Fast to install — the app is less than 1 MB
  • Quick to load
  • Efficient with data
  • Designed for 2G networks and areas with limited network connectivity

Facebook has a clear interest in getting more users online, given how user acquisition has tapered off (or even turned negative) in most developed markets. Facebook Lite is just one of the initiatives that Mark Zuckerberg’s company is pursuing in developing markets, with other examples being Internet.org (bringing free Internet access to underserved areas) and Facebook Zero (sponsored access to Facebook).

You can try out Facebook Lite from the Play Store. [via androidauthority.com]

Author James Mash 25.2.2015. | 22:27
Write a comment

No Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment
View comments

Write a comment

Leave a Reply

Watch latest gadget videos

Chinavasion Video


action cam

Add Chinavasion on Google+

Add Chinavasion on Facebook

Archive