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Product Manager Michael Sharon Talks Strategy Improving the Facebook Mobile Application Experience

Facebook product manager talks Facebook for iOS & retooling the mobile development process

Facebook product manager Michael Sharon shared how it has retooled its development process and integrated features from its standalone app into Facebook for iOS.

retooled our development process–from making every product team responsible for their experience across desktop and mobile, to switching to native code and timed release cycles–we’ve been able to make sure the best of each standalone app is represented in the core app experience…

To make it into the core app, a feature has to add significant value to the integrated experience, regardless of how critical it is in one of our standalone apps.  While the swipe gesture to reveal the camera roll works really well within the Camera app – we chose not to include this in the core app because the gesture doesn’t make sense with our persistent top navigation bar.

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