Facebook’s new “Home” app for Android just might come to Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone. Bloomberg is reporting that the massive social network is apparently in talks with both companies about porting the friend-centric homescreen to their platforms. Adam Mosseri, director of product at Facebook, stated that “we’ve shown them what we’ve built and we’re just in an ongoing conversation.” Mosseri reiterated that nothing is finalized and both Apple and Microsoft declined to comment.
“Home” is currently only available on Android and brings Facebook to the centre of the device by taking over your lock screen, home screen and notifications. When Home was officially unveiled a question was asked to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, if it would ever come to Apple’s products. He said that “Apple is a very controlled environment. The good news is we have this long, good relationship with Apple. We are integrated into the operating system, we have an active dialogue to do more with them, but ultimately anything that happens with Apple is through partnership with them.”
Mosseri indicated that the iOS version, if it ever comes to light, “may or may not be Home. We could also just bring some of the design values to the iOS app. That might be how it ends up. Or we could build just the lock screen. Maybe then it’s not called Home, it’s called something else.”
Update: Apparently there is no hope of Home coming to iOS. The Next Web shot down Bloomberg’s report and say their Facebook sources are “not in talks with Apple or Microsoft, contrary to what Bloomberg has reported earlier. We’ve been told that while the company has good relationships with both Apple and Microsoft, right now no discussions have taken place to bring Home to those platforms.”