Facebook Home is more of an interface, a launcher to be specific, than an app and has been designed to give its users a full Facebook experience smack on their face. Using Home, users can post status updates as well as view newsfeed right there on their smartphone’s lock screen. Chat Heads allow users to chat with their friends and family without being interrupted.
Users haven’t been too kind with reviews and even before a full day went by Facebook Home received a lot of negative feedback. Despite the negative vibe the app managed to receive a 100,000 downloads a day and five days past, the app has registered well over 500k downloads but, considering the vast userbase of over a billion users, the stats are not quite impressive.
Facebook may defend lower download numbers citing the availability of Home on just five smartphones – the HTC First, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II.