With Internet.org, Anyone Can Make Service “Free”

Internet.org is a partnership between seven telecommunications companies led by the social network Facebook. The cooperation aims to expand Internet access in developing countries by providing free access to a number of online sites, through cooperation with local mobile operators in the country concerned.

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Earlier this week, Facebook opened Internet.org platform, used by developers to create online services that integrate with Internet.org so it can be accessed free of charge by users of mobile devices, without having to pay the cost of cellular data connection.

“By inviting developers to join Internet.org create shared services, we provide more options to consumers when they access the Internet for the first time through Internet.org,” said VP Product Internet.org Facebook, Chris Daniels.

Later, the services that are made through an open platform Internet.org will be accessible by mobile consumers via internet browser or an application, either in a regular cell phone aka feature phone or smartphone.

Daniels explained that anyone can join and create online services through open platforms Internet.org, without being charged. “Free for all, both for developers and consumers,” he said.

Free internet access via Internet.org can indeed be done in two ways, namely by directing the browser to the address www.internet.org or by using Android.

It should be added that free access only applies to users of the mobile service operator in cooperation with Internet.org.

Should be light

Daniels said that a variety of online sites that can be accessed via bandwidth-efficient Internet.org deliberately designed so that the concerned operator partners can provide service on an ongoing basis.

Therefore, related to the online service through Internet.org platform, he said that there are a number of prerequisites that must be met.

“The first, service or application in question must be to encourage users so that later can be connected to the wider Internet network, for example by providing a simplified features for version Internet.org, and then provide a link to the Internet at large,” said Daniels.

The second condition relates to suppress the bandwidth usage to a minimum in order to create an efficient and sustainable mobile operators.

“We need a service that is as light as possible for the network operator. Therefore, the use of the photo or video is less suitable,” added Daniels. He cited two Facebook and Messenger services were deliberately made version of “light”, especially for users free access Internet.org.

As for the third requirement struggling matter of technical rules-making service, a kind of use of tools Java Script or HTTPS.

Daniels hopes an open platform can be used Internet.org developers to create services that are local-including by wearing language that better meet the needs of Internet.org accessed in each operational area whose number has now reached 9 countries, including India, Philippines , and Indonesia.

Guides and more information about creating an online service to be included in Internet.org can be viewed at the following link.