In Response to Net Neutrality Debate, Facebook Opens for Developers

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In Response to Net Neutrality Debate, Facebook Opens for Developers

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In an effort to allow more people experience the benefits of being online, Facebook has made the platform open for developers today. The online social networking service wants the developers to host and create services that integrate with its free Internet access site. This will give people more choice over the free basic services they currently use.

Facebook made a statement –

Our goal with is to work with as many developers and entrepreneurs as possible to extend the benefits of connectivity to diverse, local communities. To do this, we’re going to offer services through in a way that’s more transparent and inclusive.

The services would be basic website services introduced to people to the value of internet. These low bandwidth websites will be built to optimize browsing on both feature and smartphones.

Facebook further added to its statement, “These websites are very simple and data efficient, so operators can offer these for free in an economically sustainable way. Websites do not pay to be included, and operators don’t charge developers for the data people use for their services.” Facebook has laid down the parameters and guidelines for developers to create apps and services.

This action by Facebook comes after drawing a lot of flack and criticism for its service, Facebook was blamed to stand against the idea of Net Neutrality. So the initiative of making open for developers and content makers might reinstate Facebook’s image on free internet debate. was launched in India in the month of February with 33 content and service providers. It is currently offered non-exclusively on Reliance Communications network.

In less than a year, has brought more than 7 million people online and aims to connect more people faster, and add even greater value to people’s lives.

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What do you get when you put a creative mind intertwined with a niche for tech? No you don't get innovation, you get interesting articles. A better Bio will be up soon.