Facebook is holding its F8 developer conference at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco center today. Unfortunately for the social networking company, it has accidentally leaked most of its new announcements early.
As TechCrunch's Josh Constine reports, the official F8 app appears to have sent out a notification to attendees ahead of time, detailing what they can expect at the conference. It reads:
The Garage and Demo areas are now open! Just revealed: Parse for IoT, Messenger as a Platform, and the Teleportation Station.
Here's a screenshot of it:
"Parse for IoT," meanwhile, refers to Facebook's app building platform Parse. It looks like the social network is going to expand it to the "Internet of Things" ("IoT")--the push to create Internet-connected devices and home appliances like fridges, thermostats, and lighting. As interest in the area grows, it sounds like Facebook doesn't want to be left out.
As for the "Teleportation Station?" That's not clear. But Constine's guess seems credible--that "Facebook is taking its Oculus [Rift virtual reality headset] activities up a notch, and is inviting developers along on the journey."
This is the second leak from Facebook in less than a week. Android Police recently got their hands on a screenshot of a banner ad appearing in the Facebook app advertising an as-yet unannounced Phone app that would replace the user's default dialer.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has also released a video on his profile about the conference.