Has Facebook Leaked Its F8 Announcements By Accident?
It seems like Facebook is having a hard time keeping things under wraps before a big reveal. The company is holding the F8 Conference; however, the official app for the event sent out a strange notification which reads:
The Garage and Demo areas are now open! Just revealed: Parse for IoT, Messenger as a Platform, and the Teleportation Station.
Looks like Facebook is set to reveal an Internet of Things version of its Parse development suite. On top of that, Messenger as a platform also seems to be on the cards. On a request for a comment, Facebook refrained from saying anything. But it is to be noted that they didn’t deny anything.
The only thing we can’t figure out is what’s a Teleportation Station?
Parse seems to be a push from Facebook to jump into IoT development scene. Internet connected appliances are trending and are gaining consumer attention, why would Facebook be left out?
As for Messenger, Facebook is looking to turn it into a platform that’ll compete with Line and WeChat. Some reports suggest that Massenger will be the center of attention during Facebook’s F8 Keynote.
The notification seems to be sent early as it should have been sent during or after the conference. Whatever it is, one thing which is certain from this accidental message is that Facebook wants to expand user engagement to some of its other platforms as well.
One such platform is Oculus. Facebook acquired the VR head-mounted display last year and is yet to fully detail its plans for it. Speaking of, does Oculus VR and Teleportation Station have any connection? It can’t be said for sure at the moment, but it certainly looks like it.
VR browsing is the future!
Facebook did mention previously that F8 will feature some news related to Oculus, Instagram, WhatsApp and more. So I guess F8 will feature something for everyone, from VR lovers to WhatsApp addicts, Facebook got it all covered.
F8 is being held tomorrow and we’ll update you on the latest happenings from the event. So stay tuned for all things Facebook.