There was a rumour some days ago that Facebook phone will unveil soon.But at the Mobile Event facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has shut down the rumours.In a question about facebook phone he gives a definitive “No” and stressed that the company’s goal is to make it possible for all apps to be social regardless of the device or operating system.
One of the big announcement among others is the single sing-in functionality. Once you are signed into your Facebook account on your phone, any other app using the Facebook API won’t ask the login details again.
Here is a quick list of announcements for mobiles:
Single Sign-On: This enables users already signed into Facebook on smartphones to sign in to other sites with a single click — without entering any new password information or even their Facebook credentials. For developers and users this removes “friction” from the mobile experience where a sign in is required to access the app’s content or functionality. Facebook says users have total control over the functionality and there are no new privacy implications. Users will simply be prompted to push a “Login with Facebook” button.
Facebook Places for iPhone: The iPhone app is being updated with some new features and includes Facebook Deals.
Groups for Mobile: Both on the iPhone and Android apps, Facebook now allows users to access the recently launched Facebook Groups.
Android App Upgraded: Facebook’s Android app has been upgraded in several ways and now includes Places. However it doesn’t include Deals yet. Deals will be accessible to Android users from the touch.facebook.com site.