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Facebook app for iPhone and iPad to get a major overhaul

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Facebook app for iPhone and iPad to get a major overhaul
If you go to the Google homepage, type "Facebook iPhone app is" and let Autocomplete fill in the rest, you will get an idea just how much the iOS Facebook client needs to be improved. In a nutshell, it tends to get slow on occasions, which is unacceptable for an app of such popularity. Thankfully, there is light at the end of the tunnel, yet it will take a while before we get to see what is actually glowing there, it seems.

According to Bloomberg, the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad will be rewritten from scratch, thus eliminating all performance issues that users might be experiencing with the current version. The new client will be made entirely using Objective-C, unlike the current one, which is consisted of an Objective-C shell and a web browser embedded within. Unfortunately, it will take another couple of months until the new Facebook iOS app is released, the report clarifies. Oh well, at least it will supposedly be here before we get to see that rumored Facebook phone from HTC.

In the meantime, why don't you try an alternative Facebook client for your iPhone or iPad, if the official one does not cut the mustard? Friendcaster does a pretty good job as a substitute, you know.

source: Bloomberg via 9to5Mac

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posted on 26 Jul 2012, 03:28

1. Dejavu_LT (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


This info was already known about month ago :)

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 05:53 3

2. Eep111 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


A complete rewrite for Android would be nice too!

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 07:39

4. ghostkilla1388 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


agreed +1

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 07:21 3

3. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


android sucks too. billion dollar company cant invest in good app developers...

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 08:42

5. mmarceau (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


They don't make any money off people using mobile, why would they want a great user experience? I know that sounded a bit pessimistic, but it's sort of true. I would also love to see a new, rewritten android app.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 09:01

6. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


facebook for ipad is soooooooooo trash...

glad they are finally updating it...

both iOS versions are entirely too slow...

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 16:30

7. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


Considering the Android version is almost the same as the iPhone one, I sure hope they update the Android version too! Especially since there isn't even a tablet version.

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