Mark Zuckerberg: Our Biggest Mistake Was Was Betting Too Much On HTML5

Discussion created by rlwatson on Sep 11, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 30, 2012 by rlwatson

Today, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook�??s mobile strategy relied too much on HTML5, rather than native applications.

Not only was this a big mistake with mobile, but Zuckerberg says that its biggest mistake period was the focus on HTML5. This is the first time that the Facebook CEO has openly admitted this, but things are looking good for the new iOS native app. According to Zuckerberg, people are consuming twice as many feed stories since the update to the new iOS app, which is great.

The first half year has been a little bit slow on product, but for the next six months I expect a lot of really cool stuff.

This �??really cool stuff�?� will probably have monetization in mind, as it�??s very clear that mobile is the path to ad revenue for the company.

It�??s extremely difficult for a company to nose-dive into an adoption of a particular set of tools and then quickly change course. I suspect that this is exactly what happened with Facebook and things are at least looking up.