Facebook has recently launched a new mobile application that is only available in one country. Facebook, has joined forces with communications provider Airtel, starting bigger plans to assist the developing world by launching its new Internet.org app in Zambia.
The new app provides free access to Facebook and its Messenger service, along with Wikipedia, Google search, the weather plus local heath and job services in Zambia. The app, which has launched on Android for people using the Airtel mobile network, will mean Zambia residents will not have to pay data charges to access these services.
Facebook is hoping to remove barriers in developing countries, helping the population join the social media revolution and in turn spreading Facebook’s products and increasing its profits from advertising.
There’s big competition between Facebook and Google as both wish to be the first to offer internet access to all areas of the world, this time it seems Facebook has the upper hand.