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This article was published on January 30, 2011


Saudi Telecom Company Launches Java Facebook App

Saudi Telecom Company Launches Java Facebook App
Ahmad F Al-Shagra
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Ahmad F Al-Shagra

Co-founder of Nadrus.com, Ex-Editor of The Next Web ME, trainer, blogger, and programmer. Co-founder of Nadrus.com, Ex-Editor of The Next Web ME, trainer, blogger, and programmer.

nokia facebookTo accomodate the mobile market’s most popular type of device, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has launched a standalone application for mobile devices and smartphones that support Java based applications, letting them access the world’s largest social network.

The number of Saudi users on Facebook is estimated to be around 3.3 million, and the majority of those are still using devices that run Nokia’s aging Symbian operating system.

To utilize Facebook’s popularity and increase user interaction on the platform, the telecoms company is providing a fully interactive Java based application that it says is optimized to use as little data as possible while providing the great user experience mobile applications offer.

Using minimal data is the punch line here as STC’s main objective is likely to be to increase data usage, even for users on relatively older mobile devices.