Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

Facebook App Developers: Facebook and Developers Not Getting Along

Facebook App Developers: It is safe to say that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and developers need to have a good relationship for both to perform at their peak. However, it appears that this is far from the case in many situations.

Facebook Inc. (FB)Hedge funds, on the whole, were very bullish on Facebook last quarter. The total size of the funds we track that were invested in the company grew by nearly 40% from Q3; that’s a huge spike (see why it’s always important to pay attention to the smart money).

A recent report in The Wall Street Journal takes a closer look at this this problem in greater detail.

The article starts out by detailing the relationship between the social networking giant and Vintage Camera, a popular photo sharing application.

While Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) may not have put much time into the decision, it has a huge impact on Vintage Camera. Here is some more information from the WSJ article, touching on the app developer and overall effect of the decision:

“Mr. Morcos, 31 years old, instantly lost nearly half a million registered users who only accessed Vintage Camera through the social-networking site. Facebook, without being specific, said too many users had complained about Vintage Camera, said Mr. Morcos. He appealed, arguing his app fielded less than three complaints for every 1,000 photos shared, but Facebook didn’t budge.”

While Facebook had a reason for shutting the app down, at least in their mind, it is disappointing to realize that the company was not willing to discuss the situation in greater detail with Morcos. This is particularly troubling being that Morcos did not agree with the number of complaints.

Since the early days of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), the company has had a love and hate relationship with developers. Unfortunately, things may be moving more towards “hate” in the near future since they plan on “curbing spam and restricting apps that aren’t adding sufficient value to the network.”

While Facebook talks about cutting back on spam and apps that don’t add value, developers have a difficult take. Here is what the article says:

“Developers say the crackdown is an attempt to stifle applications that compete with Facebook-owned services or part of an effort to get developers to pay for ads on Facebook.”

What do you think about this developing story? Which side are you on? Share your opinion in the comment section below.

Check back here for more updates on Facebook App Developers.

DISCLOSURE: I have no positions in any stock mentioned.

For more news, visit these pages:

The Tech Sector’s Wild Ride

The Next Biggest Losers

Facebook Fixes Bug, Tells Instagram Rival to Bug Off

Biotech Stock Alert - 20% Guaranteed Return in One Year

Hedge Funds and Insiders Are Piling Into

One of 2015's best hedge funds and two insiders snapped up shares of this medical device stock recently. We believe its transformative and disruptive device will storm the $3+ billion market and help it achieve 500%-1000% gains in 3 years.

Get your FREE REPORT and the details of our 20% return guarantee today.

Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.
Loading Comments...

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 102% in 3 years!! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!