Mark Zuckerberg regrets using HTML5 for mobile, promises native Android app

At TechCrunch’s Disrupt San Francisco conference today, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made it clear that he was sincerely disappointed with the performance of his company’s Facebook applications.

“The biggest mistake we made as a company was betting too much on HTML5 instead of native… We burnt two years. Native is going to be the approach that we go with for iOS and Android.”

A dedicated Facebook app for Android is exciting to think about, considering the current application is essentially a repackaged version of the mobile website. As a result, its performance is less than stellar. Its instability is one the major flaws, and explains why I don’t have it installed on any of my devices.

There was no time frame given for when we can expect to see the new application launch. Instead, Zuckerberg gave the all to vague cliche, “It will be ready when it’s ready.”

Source: The Verge

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  • http://twitter.com/acmilan77051 utsav roy

    after all these years..it took 2 years to get it???? everyday thousands of reviews are added in the play store stating FB for android is nothing but a crap…Did u have nobody to read those??? pphhheeew…

    • Spike

      They committed themselves to the HTML5 set up. Yes the app sucks, but from my experience (almost) every update has made it a little better. But it’s good to see they have finally understood their mistake. Now lets hope the native apps are out quickly (but right). No point rushing it and making something equally as bad.

  • http://www.bible-tech.com/ Justin A

    that’s a burn on HTML5