Facebook launches mobile website for all phones

The new revolution of Facebook is to release a major upgrade to its mobile interface. Now all the pages are simplified and the mobile websites is composed of one interface.

The social network is currently composed of two primary mobile websites: touch.facebook.com, which is a design London agency designed for high-end smartphones with touchscreens, and m.facebook.com, suited for feature phones with a touch interface.

The reason for this change is the maintaining of multiple mobile websites which have stifled its ability to innovate; Facebook says that has forced the company to build new features for multiple code bases.

Starting today, Facebook will be unifying its mobile presence on m.facebook.com. “There will no longer be a difference between m.facebook.com and touch.facebook.com,” Facebook’s Lee Byron said in an official announcement. “We’ll automatically serve you the best version of the site for your device.”

Facebook also announced that there are 250 million people, around half their user bases are actively using Facebook mobile on a monthly basis.

The Facebook mobile chief Erick Tseng, announced that this change should not only provide a more consistent user interface across mobile devices, but it will make it easier for Facebook to push out new features. Now thanks to Web Design London all mobile websites share the same code base.

Thanks to this update, users may see different changes to the mobile interface; depending on what device they use to access Facebook, the Facebook interface is different between the different phones. Some mobile UIs will appear relatively unchanged, while others may look and feel significantly different. The new framework is smart enough to know when to deliver a touchscreen experience complete with CSS3 and HTML5, while customizing itself for feature phones, devices without keyboards, and mobile OSes with major bugs.

The new design is made possible through a new UI framework that uses XHP (a PHP extension that incorporates XML), Javelin (Facebook’s lightweight Javascript framework) and WURFL (an open source mobile device database). This is the new revolution of the Facebook world!


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