“We’ve had a bunch of missteps on [mobile],” Zuckerberg said, specifically referring to its mobile app strategy. “The biggest mistake we made as a company was betting too much on HTML5 instead of native… We burnt two years.”
He said that the company would also drop HTML5 in its Android app as well, and that a native version would be coming soon. “Native is going to be the approach that we go with for iOS and Android,” Zuckerberg said.
When asked about the company’s troublesome IPO debut, Zuckerberg said that the performance of Facebook’s stocks have “obviously been disappointing”, but believes the focus on mobile will help the company’s future.