The giant Facebook is back on again with its annexing spree, acquiring the famous Social Bookmarking service – Spool lately. In recent times Facebook has been proved inefficient in the mobile app development market, with defective performance issues. Its is since then trying hard to improve its mobile platform by redesigning apps, adding services & also planning for a more improvised iOS app.
In the process of such improvements, Facebook has added up companies like Instagram & most recenly Spool to its gamut.
Spool is basically a mobile oriented social bookmarking service that launched an app in 2010 by Avichal Garg and Curtis Spencer. The app allowed the capture of web content and its access online or offline through the iOS app. Now gadgetians may ask what is different in this app? Instapaper or Pocket too perform the same task of offline reading experience.
The magnanimous difference creeps in right here in terms of the hidden technology that Spool incorporates which can immensely profit Facebook – Spool has built its own media-distribution network implementing servers and caching media content in various data centers. User saved web content can be parsed, cached, queued up and made available for quick access on the apps or on the web anytime. The boundaries of Spool App’s bookmarking capabilities extended upto an extent in which even online videos could be spooled for instant viewing on the app or can also be saved for offline watching.
This amazing hidden potential of Spool was long recognized by Facebook & it urged to make it a part of itself asap. Facebook must now be well determined to effectively implement these features in its mobile platform in the future and score higher than its competitors like Twitter or Google. It can now wipe off the obstacles of performance issues & prove the million Facebook users with a seamless experience.
Spool didn’t attract Facebook alone, there were also other huge bidder names on list like Dropbox, Twitter & Google to name a few, but the luck dawned on Facebook as it offered the maximum price and loaded Spool under its own name back to home. Other suitors failed to transition their immense possibilities with Spool as expected before, Facebook stole the night for the great infrastructure at network & security layers. This has definitely strengthened the giant’s internet backbone further.
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