In an effort to further expand its reach, Facebook has released an application that will run on over 2,500 Java enabled mobile phones.
The Every Phone app includes Facebook’s most popular features, such as, News Feed, Inbox, and Photos. It also allows users to upload photos to Facebook and find friends from the phonebook.
According to Facebook, the app has been optimised to consume less data than other Java apps or mobile sites. It has also tied up with mobile service providers to provide users with free data access for the Every Phone app for a 90-day period. The 20 service providers that Facebook is collaborating with for free data access include four from India – Aircel, Airtel, Idea and Reliance.
The Facebook Every Phone app can be downloaded and installed from http://d.facebook.com/install through mobile phone web browsers. The app is also available on GetJar, Appia, and Mobile Weaver.
Facebook, had earlier in May 2010, teamed up with 50 mobile phone operators to offer cellphone users 0.facebook.com, a stripped-down version of the social networking site that can be accessed without incurring data charges.