I can connect faster to Facebook on dial-up today than I can some days through the social network's iOS app.
So fed up with app glitches and bugs are Facebook's mobile users that many have flooded the social networking giant with complaints and urgent demands to make the app run better. Well, it now appears that Facebook heard your frustrated cries for help. And a major fix is coming next month.
Two sources well placed inside of the company tell The New York Times that Facebook is working overtime to ready the update for roll-out in July. And it can't possibly come soon enough. As of this writing, 21,000 of the 38,000 people who have reviewed the iOS Facebook app have given it just one star.
Two Facebook engineers "who asked not be named" tell the NYT that Facebook has completely rebuilt its iOS application. And this time around, it's built for speed.
One of the Facebook engineers said the new application has been built primarily using Objective-C, the programming language used to build applications for iOS. Many of the components of the current version of the Facebook app are built using HTML5, the Web-based markup language
Sounds good to me.