“I skate to where the puck is going to be. Not where it has been.” - Wayne Gretsky
Just last week, Facebook launched their “Timeline” to the world and people are excited about it. Now your profile becomes more than just a moment in time. It now is a timeline including milestones with photos, videos, and special moments from your entire history. It really changes the game for what your profile is as well as how you share information with those you are friends with. The online profile is reborn.
The only problem with Facebook, including their Timeline, is that it’s only effective when you are on your computer or tablet. Facebook’s mobile application (speaking from the iPhone perspective) is horrible. It was made for the profiles of the past as well as it’s buggy and extremely slow. What’s the next step for Facebook mobile?
They would need an update to show the timeline on a mobile device. How would something like that look on your phone?
Enter Path 2.0. Dave Morin’s creation, PATH is beginning to appear more like his vision for Facebook mobile. I wasn’t a big fan of the first version of Path for reasons I spoke of on The High D, but their new version is a work of art. The design appears to be flawless. The app is set up for you to record everything you do into a timeline or the “path” you take. Sounds like they reached the same place Facebook was headed with Timeline. The only difference is they reached it from the mobile app side. You can read more about it here. Dave Morin may be setting his company up for a nice acquisition by Facebook.
Take a look at some of these screen shots.
Path on iPhone mobile:
Just imagine the Facebook mobile app being the Path app.
What are your thoughts?