Facebook, Google, and many other tech companies have built a lite version of their core apps that work with slower networks and lower-end phones. These Lite apps are primarily aimed at emerging markets such as India, where many users are facing a faulty network with entry-level phones. Since Android dominates these markets, all Lite apps have been exclusive to Google software. But that changes.
The social media giant Facebook has launched the “Lite” version of its application for Android users in 2015. The Facebook Lite application has been designed to keep in mind the development of markets with irregular connections and use limited data. The Facebook Lite app is smaller, uses less data than the main Facebook application, and runs faster in regions with irregular connections. Three years later, Facebook also launched the Facebook Lite app for iOS users. However, the application is only available for download in Turkey at the moment.
The main Facebook application for iPhone is a big download, containing a lot of features and code in a download of up to 500 MB, according to the Apple App Store.
But the company also offers a lite version of its application, called Facebook Lite. Originally, it was intended for people in developing countries where mobile data may not be reliable. But many people in countries where LTE data is abundant, like the lite application, because they use less data than the main Facebook application. But now, it seems that Facebook has launched Facebook Lite for iOS. We were first informed by Sensor Tower, an application analysis company.
The download is less than 5 MB. Its main features are that it uses less battery, bandwidth, and storage. There is only one drawback: the application is only available in Turkey for the moment. Facebook often launches new products in just a few countries to collect data before launching more widely.