Former Apple Employees Rumored to be Working on Improved Facebook App
According to Bloomberg
, four former Apple iOS experts have been hired by Facebook to help work on speed and performance enhancements which are expected to be released in an upcoming version of the company’s app for the iOS platform. The whole purpose of the task is for the social media giant to have a major code overhaul in lieu of a simple update for the current slow and buggy app.
Touch-screen UI developer Greg Novick, the iPhone software gurus Tim Omernick and Chris Tremblay, and creator of Apple’s first-party Stocks app Scott Goodson are the four slated to join the Facebook team. Supposedly, former Apple designers Mike Matas and Kimon Tsinteris are also said to be working on the project, after having their company (Push Pop Press) acquired by Facebook. Matas and Tsinteris are credited with having previously helped in creating the look and feel of iOS as it is today. Overall, it seems like Facebook has assembled quite the group to help with improving the iOS app for their social media platform.
The news seems to align with previous reports that claimed Facebook was working on a completely rebuilt iOS app which was supposedly set to launch in July. Many users have been anticipating a new release for quite some time as there seem to be several complaints about the current iteration of the Facebook app, which has remain largely unchanged for quite some time now. News of Apple hiring well known developers to help with the overhaul brings relief and hope for many. Ultimately, we’ll have to wait to see the end result but the expectations have been raised given the knowledge of knowing who is working on the update.