Facebook would hold its f8 developer conference on April 30, an event being held after a gap of three years.
The one-day conference to be held at San Francisco Design Concourse will be highly technical in nature and not likely to include any bombshell consumer-product reveals. The company is expected to pay extra attention to mobile-app development, especially following last year’s acquisition of Parse.
The event would be completely different from Facebook’s previous f8 event held in September 2011, where company CEO Mark Zuckerberg made announcements including its radical profile redo called Timeline and the now mostly defunct Ticker
The social media company will kick of f8 with a keynote address from an unknown executive who could make announcements related to Parse, mobile-app ads, or even Facebook’s fledgling mobile ad network.
The social network had started a small test with partner advertisers to show Facebook ads in their mobile apps. The visitors will have to apply for a spot to attend the conference which would have room for 1,500 developers. The company will announce registration details in the weeks ahead.