Social media giant Facebook has decided to give a structure to the open source software with its new Incubator hub, encouraging developers to think new ways about the software. “Successful Incubator projects will be carefully scrutinized and managed. Proper documentation, community engagement and widespread adoption will help Incubator projects graduate into their own standalone repos,” Facebook said. The first project seeded in the Incubator is create-react-app — an app created using React Native, a framework of building native apps using React. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
The Incubator project will not only provide repos (a repurchase agreement or a form of short-term borrowing for dealers in government securities) but also a new way of thinking when developing projects. Incubator may seem unnecessary but it is a cleaner way for a large company to distribute new tools without getting lost in the GitHub (online project hosting place) whirlpool. According to the report, Apple or Google may follow suit with similar initiatives, perhaps hosting several incubators under one account.
Facebook had recently made the blueprints available for free for its Surround 360 camera. The 17-camera array is designed to capture video in 360 degrees. The blueprints are available for free to everybody who wants to build a camera. The company has also made available the stitching software used to piece together those types of videos. The goal is to encourage camera makers and videographers to shoot more footage in the experimental format and, of course, share it on Facebook, The Verge reports.