Social networking giant Facebook is coming up with a new HTML5 based application platform, internally known as “Project Spartan”, according to a new revelation.
The report first broke out in the website TechCrunch, which claimed that this secret project by Mark Zuckerberg and his team, will eventually circumvent the iPhone maker’s App Store.
Word on the streets is that the new platform by Facebook won’t be a standalone utility, and will run on the iOS mobile Safari browser.
The move by the company has been termed by many as a desperate attempt to maintain a strict control over its products.
MG Seigler of TechCrunch gave his opinion on the matter by saying, “Facebook will never admit this, but those familiar with the project believe the intention is very clear: to use Apple’s own devices against them to break the stranglehold they have on mobile app distribution”.
“With nearly 700 million users, Facebook is certainly in the position to challenge the almighty App Store distribution mechanism,” he added.
Mr. Seigler also said that there is a pretty high probability that the project Spartan has been under development for at least a few months now or maybe even longer.