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Facebook to launch HTML5 web app next week

Alongside the Apple iPhone launch, Facebook is prepping to release HTML5 based web app dubbed Project Spartan and may show the long awaited iPad App.

Facebook is rumoured to unveil its new HTML5 platform based web app which is previously codenamed as Project Spartan. The launch of Project Spartan is expected to stay parallel with the Apple iOS centric event schedule next month (on October 4). It is now speculated that Facebook will launch the long awaited official Facebook for iPad app along with the HTML5 based web app platform.

Project Spartan of Facebook is the HTML5 based web application platform that will work pretty much like an app but won’t be installed natively. This is mostly a developer centric update where in the HTML5 based web app gets the new BoltJS user interface framework designed for developers and is intended to run entirely in the web browser.

With that, Facebook intends to extend their games and apps library to the mobile web browser without the headache of getting into another app store. The interface is quite rich and gives freshness to the entire Facebook experience within the browser itself.

The Project Spartan interface includes Bookmarking for Apps, Notifications to third-party app navigation, and also App Search.

Apparently, Facebook is trying its best to extend the web-like experience to all possible platforms and channels. From low bandwidth site version to fancy apps, pretty much everything has been tried except the HTML5 web app and tablet apps.
Facebook already has an app for iOS devices but that does not allow using any Flash to support the games inside that app.

On October 4 next month, Apple is expected to show the next generation iPhone device and also unveil the iOS 5 that brings native Twitter integration in the iOS platform. To compete that Facebook already has deeper integration bearing Android devices in the market but still doesn’t want to lose out on the iOS platform.

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