Folks over at TechCrunch have published something very interesting for the Facebook fans who use their iOS devices for photo uploads and status updates. According to the post, they have received extensive information including screenshots and documentation which points to a secret photo sharing app from Facebook in development for iPhone, iPod and iPad. It is not sure whether the photo sharing shown in leaked images will be a part of the current Facebook iOS app or it will be a totally redesigned application, or could well be an entirely new one. Facebook is currently the world’s largest photo service with over 100 Billion photos so it makes all the more sense to have a dedicated photo sharing app.
According to TechCrunch:
The app seems to be a combination of Instagram, Color, Path, and even Path’s new side project, With. The last two are particularly interesting since those two projects are the work of Dave Morin, the former lead of Facebook’s Platform team. And while Path is tied in closely now with Facebook integration, With went with Twitter. Also worth noting is that Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom was once approached by Mark Zuckerberg about working at Facebook way back in 2004, after they caught wind of his first take on a photo sharing service. Systrom declined the invitation, and now Zuckerberg is a Instagram user (which also connects to Facebook).
The screenshots and other leaked information has also revealed that this Facebook application has been in the works for quite a while as some of the mock-ups are found to be older than other ones. Also, this secret new Facebook app is rumored to be internally called “Hovertown” or “WithPeople”. Take a look at some of the screenshots below and tell us what you think!