New Emails Show Steve Jobs Referred To Facebook As 'Fecebook' Amid App Store Conflict
Wednesday May 5, 2021. 01:20 AM , from Slashdot
Zuckerberg suggested a few compromises to Forstall: Do not include a directory of apps in the Facebook app, links, or otherwise; Do not have third-party apps run in the embedded web view; Allow user posts in the news feed related to apps; and Tapping on one of these app-related links would (1) fast switch to a native app if one exists and the user has it installed, (2) take the user to the App Store if a native app exists and the user has not installed it, (3) link out to Safari otherwise.
'I think this is all reasonable, with the possible exception of #3,' Forstall wrote in the email. Steve Jobs responded and wrote, 'I agree -- if we eliminate Fecebooks third proposal it sounds reasonable.' Note Jobs's spelling of Facebook there. A few days later, Forstall followed up and said that Zuckerberg did not like Apple's counterproposal. CNBC adds: 'When Facebook's iPad app eventually launched, it said that it would not support its own Credits currency on iOS for apps like Farmville -- a compromise along the lines of what Apple's executives discussed.
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