Facebook's Joe Hewitt Quits iPhone App Development Due to Frustration with Apple


Joe Hewitt, who came over to Facebook along with Blake Ross when Facebook acquired their company Parakey in 2007, has been the sole developer on Facebook’s iPhone efforts since the beginning. That’s for both the web-based version that came out in 2007 and the the native application that was launched last year. However, today, Hewitt tweeted that he has “handed the Facebook iPhone app off to another engineer, and I’m onto a new project.”

Why would Hewitt quit work on what has become the most widely used iPhone application ever, and the

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