Social bookmarking service, Pinterest, which is primarily a web-based service, so far only has an iOS app for the iPhone. It seems though, that before the service comes to Android, it will come to the iPad. Ben Silbermann, one of the founders of the social sharing service said in an interview with the New York Times that their next project is bringing Pinterest to the iPad. He did not specify a launch date, though the app is in the works. The same article also has input from Nielson saying that the primary users of Pinterest are also those people who shop online frequently. Given the visual nature of the social sharing service, it makes sense to expand upon a platform with more screen space.
Pinterest coming to the iPad
Pinterest is located in Palo Alto, California and has currently hired only 20 people. Given that it already has an iPhone app, it makes sense to expand to the iPad before Android, because those existing employees have already coded for iOS. Coding for Android means either spending a lot of time teaching the same employees coding for Android or hiring new employees, immediately.
However, another place where Pinterest acts as an app but on both, desktop and mobile is Facebook. Pinterest is one of the Open Graph applications that Facebook released earlier this year. The app ties directly into a user's timeline and is stored as a box on a user's timeline, if they've allowed Pinterest access to their profile. This not only benefits Pinterest with advertising itself, but also provides the service with a lot of information about its users. Also, when a user signs up using Facebook, Pinterest automatically makes that user follow all his or her Facebook friends that are also on Pinterest. Do you use Pinterest? Let us know in the comments section below.
Publish date: March 14, 2012 10:42 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:49 pm
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