It has been a while now since the rumours about Facebook working on a new HTML 5 platform first started surfacing all over the media. But, adding more to the speculations, a new, unconfirmed report has emerged which claims that the rumoured project initiated by Facebook, dubbed “Project Spartan” will be aimed at countering Google’s Android platform with the help of the iPhone maker Apple.
The much talked about “Project Spartan” was perhaps the result of Mark Zuckerberg and his team’s growing annoyance with the control Google and Apple currently have over the mobile application space. So the company reportedly hired 80 third party developers, and started collaborating with them for bringing up their own platform aimed at the millions of Facebook mobile users.
Interestingly, the company named the group of 80 odd third party developers recruited for the purpose of “tormenting” Google, as Spartans - at least that what rumours say.
Technology website TechCrunch (opens in new tab) reportedly got the chance to interact with two of these so called “Spartans”.
“I look at these apps and how content rich they are and how they have nothing to do with Apple and everything to do with Facebook and assume that they think we are retarded,” said one “Spartan”, according to the TechCrunch report.
“It’s not Facebook Spartans vs. Apple, its Facebook/Apple Spartans Vs Google,” added another.