Back in early May, developer Joe Hewitt surprised a lot of people when he abruptly announced he was leaving Facebook after nearly four years. Hewitt had been vital to everything from the social network’s iPhone app (the most popular app of all time) to (supposedly) the don’t-call-it-a-phone secret phone project. But he apparently wanted to return closer to his pure web roots (he was an early… → Read More
Notable mobile developer Joe Hewitt has left Facebook to pursue independent projects related to HTML 5 development.
From his blog:
“Today was my last day at Facebook. Normally when I leave a job I go out cursing the management and wishing I had left much sooner. In the case of Facebook, I sent heartfelt emails to all of my managers thanking them for the privilege of letting me work there, and I… → Read More
This made us smile. Star mobile developer Joe Hewitt just tweeted out the following missive roping Twitter, email and yes employer Facebook into a triumvirate of distraction, calling them “non-work related bookmarks.”
When asked to clarify what he meant in >140, Hewitt responded, “I just mean social media in general. Obviously I keep parts of Facebook open for work purposes, but I was… → Read More
There are few people who know the ins and outs of the web as well as Joe Hewitt. For the past decade, he’s had his hands deep in everything from Netscape, to AOL, to Firefox, to Facebook (where he currently works). Hewitt also knows a thing or two about the iPhone. He’s the one who first built Facebook’s excellent iPhone web app (before there were native apps on the iPhone), and then the native… → Read More