Facebook Nudging Employees Toward Android

by Nate Wooley | November 28, 2012 10:26 am

[1]Facebook (NASDAQ:FB[2]) reportedly is encouraging its employees to switch from Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL[3]) iPhones to devices running Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG[4]) Android operating system.

In the past, Facebook gave employees iPhones; however, according to Tech Crunch, the push is on to get them to begin using Droid-based phones; FB also is encouraging workers to begin looking for issues with Facebook apps for the Android OS.

The campaign — called “Droidfooding” — is the social media giant’s attempt to begin dealing with the growing number of Android users by understanding the platform better.

As a part of the campaign, users can “Rage Shake” their phones to report bugs. The system interprets a violent back-and-forth shaking as a bug report and communicates the state of the device to a bug reporting system, Tech Crunch reports.

A spokesman for Facebook said the company is not favoring either technology.

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