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Old Aug 23rd, 2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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Post Finally... new Facebook app released for iOS today

Facebook has made an announcement that they will be releasing a brand new Facebook iOS app today.

"Today we're announcing an update to the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad that makes keeping up with friends faster and easier. Facebook 5.0 for iOS is twice as fast as the previous version when launching the app, scrolling through news feed and opening photos in feed.

App opens quickly

We’ve rebuilt the app from the ground up, so now the app opens much faster and your news feed and notifications load right when you open Facebook.

Stories scroll smoothly

As you scroll down your news feed, all your friends’ stories appear faster than ever. A banner lets you know when new stories come in, and you can tap once to immediately see the latest updates.


Photos load instantly

Tap on any photo and it opens right away. Pull down to close it with a single swipe.


How to get the update

This update will be available later today. Get a link to the app texted to your phone or just search for ‘Facebook’ on the App Store.
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There she be in my updates section.

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Safari seems snappier after the update
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Safari seems snappier after the update
LOL...

So far, the whole app is WAY, WAY more snappier and faster. Looks promising. Did I hear a rumour that previous Apple employees were hired by Facebook develop the app?
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The old app was awful so it wasn't hard to improve upon...but I'm impressed so far.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2012, 04:50 PM   #6
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The old app was awful so it wasn't hard to improve upon...but I'm impressed so far.
Absolutely. It's remarkable how bad the old app was.
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Absolutely. It's remarkable how bad the old app was.
The old app wasn't an app. It was a container accessing html5 website for iOS
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What I still find annoying (or I haven't found a way) with this new app is that you still can't share posts or pictures. :S
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The old app wasn't an app. It was a container accessing html5 website for iOS
Yep. When they switched to that format, they made the app nearly unusable at times. I don't know why, but it just sat there "loading" all the time.

The worse part was that the previous one wasn't TOO bad, but the rewrite in HTML looked better and was easy for then to manage.

Glad to see the new app. It's awesome. It also seems that the iPad finally takes advantage of higher-res images when people upload them for the Retina iPad.
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Definitely smoother, especially with graphics.
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