New screenshots demonstrating Facebook’s much-anticipated Project Spartan web app platform, in addition to a tentative launch date for the service, have been published online. And despite Facebook’s promise that the service isn’t intended to rival the App Store, developers say there’s no question.
For those of you unfamiliar with Project Spartan, it is a HTML5-driven mobile application platform that Facebook has been working on for several for months in partnership with a group of third-party app developers. It was first revealed by TechCrunch around three weeks ago, and was originally thought to be a rival to Apple’s App Store and native iOS apps, but Facebook promptly declared that this wasn’t their aim.
Despite telling its partnering developers to keep quiet some time ago, it seems some continue to let secrets slip. TechCrunch has been given several screenshots of Facebook’s new service, but for fear of revealing their source, they have only posted image above, which they say has been slightly altered.
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Screenshots Reveal Facebook’s Project Spartan for iOS, Set to Launch Before August | Cult of Mac.