Facebook has made several new technologies open source, which it hopes the web browsers will adopt. With the technologies, the company wants to improve the performance of web-based applications.
Vlad Djeric of Facebook’s browser engineering team said during a presentation that the poor performance of web-based apps is often noticeable for end users, writes Silicon Angle. For example, some users notice that the Facebook website loads slower than the mobile applications, even though the web app has much less code.
In particular, Web APIs have the problem that they are often much less powerful than the native APIs used in mobile apps.