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  • Facebook Finally Updates Embarrassingly Slow iOS App


    On Thursday, Facebook (finally) updated its slow, freeze-happy, and universally panned iOS app. And based on my first ten minutes of interaction with the updated app, Facebook has succeeded at delivering an improved user experience for all social media users on the iOS platform.

    In June, MMi reported that 21,000 of the 38,000 people who had reviewed the iOS Facebook app as of that time, gave the app just one star. But given the noticeable improvements delivered today, there's a good chance that many subsequent user ratings will be more favorable.

    "We've rebuilt the app so itís faster and easier to use," the company says of version 5.0. Among the touted improvements are:

    * Scrolling through news feed is faster than ever
    * New banner lets you tap to quickly see more stories Ė no need to refresh
    * Photos open fast and close with one downward swipe
    * Instant access to your notifications

    The free 7.3-megabyte download is now up for grabs at the iOS App Store and is friendly with all iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches running iOS 4.3 or later.

    Source: Facebook (iTunes link)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook Finally Updates Embarrassingly Slow iOS App started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      Is the version on BigBoss the latest or is there another on a different source?
      Get it from "cydia.joedj.net"
    1. snorider27's Avatar
      snorider27 -
      Now playing tweak doesn't work
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      One can only hope that MMi takes this same stance to update their app.
    1. joshlogic's Avatar
      joshlogic -
      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      Does Nitrous work well with the Chrome browser? I heard some people were having bugs when Nitrous was released but I'm sure it is better now but since it was moved to another source I haven't checked it out.
      I haven't tried Chrome, but I have seen improved load times across the board. Well worth the dollar!
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jato_BZ View Post
      One can only hope that MMi takes this same stance to update their app.
      That would be good.
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      For a minute I thought the title said "modmyi finally updated" but I was half asleep when I saw that.
    1. dannyrocket's Avatar
      dannyrocket -
      Soooo much better now.
      I like the new stories bar at top rather than having to scroll all the way to the top to refresh. Yes it's much faster.
    1. Richard's Avatar
      Richard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jato_BZ View Post
      One can only hope that MMi takes this same stance to update their app.
      You said what everyone else was thinking 😳
    1. Robert A Petersen's Avatar
      Robert A Petersen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Om3r View Post
      no timeline on iPad yet?
      Timeline *is* on the iPad:
      Attachment 608207
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      an issue i see is i cant switch from top stories to most recent and i just bought Nitrous thinking it would make things go faster i cant really notice any speed difference do I need to respring before it takes effect after you turn on for the app. And is their a noticeable battery drain?
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      Man I hate fb too many ads
    1. wdpower's Avatar
      wdpower -
      Much smoother, only there is no option for contact syncing, is it automatic now or non existent?
    1. malikhussain's Avatar
      malikhussain -
      notifications not working on my iphone for facebook app ...wtf.........any one have quide line
      tried many things but of no use...........someone help me
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Everything work good for me.
    1. KernelPad's Avatar
      KernelPad -
      its okay, a bit more metroey, not much just a tiny bit better.
    1. ca3sar's Avatar
      ca3sar -
      I was really wanting a share option
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by regkilla View Post
      Nitrous in BigBoss is the latest version and the only Nitrous. For 99 cents it's worth it
      I donít think itís in BigBoss anymore, I thought he changed sources.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by wdpower View Post
      Much smoother, only there is no option for contact syncing, is it automatic now or non existent?
      Idk I went to look for it as well and couldn't find it anywhere surely they wouldn't have took this out seeing FB is so integrated into iOS 6 but maybe they are gonna come out with another major update when iOS 6 drops I figured this one would be iOS 6 6 compatible.
    1. TTGSteve's Avatar
      TTGSteve -
      The new Facebook 5.0 app is seriously so much faster. Before I noticed the update I was actually joking yesterday about how slow the Facebook app was with a friend of mine. Fortunately, later that day I upgraded to the new app and it's a million times better. I do, however, wish that they would have allowed us to share statuses.
    1. sand_man's Avatar
      sand_man -
      Yip, vast improvement!! It's quick and lag is minimal, an absolute pleasure compared to how it used to perform.

      As for Nitrous, it didn't work for me.

      Bought and installed it when it 1st launched and I'm unimpressed.

      Litmus test for me is Chrome on the new iPad, browsing a theme intensive thread here on Modmyi. The lag is significant.

      Disappointing.