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The story of Facebook Home porting to Windows Phone and iOS broke earlier this week, and was quickly debunked as sources inside Facebook have confirmed that there are no porting plans for Microsoft and Apple’s platforms.
Bloomberg originally reported that Facebook Home, the software hub for all things Facebook, was planned for iOS and Windows Phone platforms. While both companies allegedly have great working relationships with Facebook, Home simply won’t appear on either platform. Mark Zuckerberg kind of confirmed it when Home launched earlier this month. “It may or may not be Home. We could also just bring some of the design values to the iOS app. That might be how it ends up. Or we could build just the lock screen. Maybe then it’s not called Home, it’s called something else.” He said it himself.
There’s no use crying for Facebook Home either. The app has been poorly received by users, gathering 2 045 negative reviews on the Google Play Store. Reactions range from “cool looking app” to “clunky and ugly” (mostly the latter).
What are the design values that Zuckerberg speaks so fondly of? Chat Heads, Small IM bubbles that pop up over open apps, would be an excellent addition to most OS’. Facebook Home is currently available for those with certain Android device in the US. Download it here.