Reliance Jio on Tuesday announced that its popular JioPhone will get a Facebook as its first third-party application. The company revealed that the app will be available on the feature phone starting from today onwards.
The official Facebook app has been custom built for KaiOS, a web-based operating system designed for JioPhone. The app will be available for download from Jio App store on the feature phone.
“JioPhone is the world’s most affordable smartphone built with transformational technology especially for Indians to migrate from a feature phone to a smartphone. As promised, JioPhone will be home to the world’s leading applications, starting with Facebook. Jio, the world’s largest mobile data network, is built to empower every Indian with the power of data and JioPhone is an integral part of this Jio movement,”said Akash Ambani, Director, Jio.
The new version of Facebook app support supports push notifications, video, and links to external content. The app is also optimized to successfully accommodate the cursor function on JioPhone and also includes Facebook’s most popular features, such as News Feed and Photos.
“We are excited about our partnership with Jio and the opportunity to provide the best possible Facebook experience for millions of people using JioPhone,”said Francisco Varela, Vice President of Mobile Partnerships, Facebook. “Working with partners like Jio, we want to make sure everyone, everywhere has the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being connected.”