Facebook now allows developers to compete with its own features
Facebook has removed a controversial policy which prevented developers from building features that compete with its own.
Prior to today, Platform Policy section 4.1 stated: “Don’t replicate core functionality that Facebook already provides.”
Considering how often Facebook is seen to borrow ideas from the likes of Snapchat, Twitter, and more, it was a policy always frowned upon by developers.
And Facebook enforced it.
Vine was one high-profile casualty of Facebook’s policy. The once...