What do you make of Facebook’s move into mobile applications?

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Watch out mobile application developers. Here comes Facebook! The social media company is looking to make a name for itself with the Facebook Technology Partners Program, which helps developers build mobile apps that integrate with Facebook. Adobe, Corona Labs and StackMob are among the companies selected for the program. What do you make of Facebook's move into mobile applications?

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  • Kevin Beaver
    I think it's great. Facebook's involvement further validates mobile and, more importantly, validates the fact that businesses and IT shops need to be on top of mobile management and security now more than ever. Make the decision today to become one of the seemingly rare organizations that has a true mobile IT strategy. Anything less and you're going to get bitten with IT overload, politics, or a breach.
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  • TomLiotta
    I haven't seen how it works, so I can't say anything authoritative. I've only read reviews and blog posts describing it. (I have zero interest in Facebook personally.) From descriptions, it sounds like it will be temporarily good for Facebook, but not good for mobile overall until some things change. . To me, the big question becomes what happens when a second organization puts out the same kind of app for themselves? How will it coexist with Facebook on the same device? . Tom
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  • mahtabhossain
    my facebook
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  • Eric Hansen
    Nothing new, really.  Its just like joining one club and then another for the same purpose starts up.  Let me see when something useful comes out of it then I'll make my real judgement.
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  • ToddN2000
    I use Facebook maybe 1-2 a month. Never have been into the mobile apps and do not own a smartphone. I do not feel the need to be "connected" 24/7. I see it mainly as another revenue generator for Facebook. They should fix the issue they have before branching out into other territories.

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