Apple and Facebook Holding Ongoing Conversations on Facebook Home Integration in iOS, According to COO Sheryl Sandberg
Not long ago we were speaking pretty pessimistically about the possibility of Facebook Home ever coming to the iOS platform. It would seem there’d be a lot of roadblocks, given how Apple doesn’t accept user interface layers from developers in the same way Android’s openness allows… But wait, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg says “some of the features” of Facebook Home could hit iOS very soon (in fact, some of them might already have in version 6.0!).
Yep, that’s the long and short of it—new Facebook features should be coming to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, though neither Facebook nor Apple know exactly how it’ll happen just yet. There’s said to be an ongoing conversation taking place between the two companies at this point, with both sides being interested in bolstering the current offering.
Rather than replacing the lockscreen, maybe Facebook Home for iOS will amount to some of the design values from Home being integrated into the app through the version 6.0 update and ones in future. The Facebook takeover of your device wouldn’t be as thorough, surely, but maybe that’s not a bad thing?
If you want photos, statuses, and messages to be the VERY FIRST THING YOU SEE the moment you touch your handset, Facebook Home for Android might remain as the only option for the foreseeable future. But if you’re looking for a reimagined Facebook experience that fits in Apple’s iOS environment, rest assured it’s in the process!