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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 its 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 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. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      So far, I'm liking it.
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Nitrous tweak has made Facebook app run faster and smoother for me already.



      EDIT: v5.0 is much better
    1. Om3r's Avatar
      Om3r -
      no timeline on iPad yet?
    1. joshlogic's Avatar
      joshlogic -
      It's blazing fast with Nitrous now.
    1. Richard's Avatar
      Richard -
      Wow.

      But we have to say its about time 😜

      I must say v5.0 coupled with Nitrous has made this SUPER fast
    1. vikrants's Avatar
      vikrants -
      What is Nitrous?
    1. jukens's Avatar
      jukens -
      yes theres timline
    1. Raptor2213's Avatar
      Raptor2213 -
      Wonder if I'll still have to fire up a PC to share statuses...

      Quote Originally Posted by Raptor2213 View Post
      Wonder if I'll still have to fire up a PC to share statuses...
      ...yup! Still useless.
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Omg seriously!?!??! We STILL can't share statuses or pics!? And we STILL can't tag people in statuses!? We can only do a status update "with" a person? Ok app is faster, other than that., nothing has really changed...
    1. Richard's Avatar
      Richard -
      Quote Originally Posted by vikrants View Post
      What is Nitrous?
      It's a tweak from Cydia that speeds up most apps
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      About time!
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      It's better but blah don't go on it that much to care anymore.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
      Omg seriously!?!??! We STILL can't share statuses or pics!? And we STILL can't tag people in statuses!? We can only do a status update "with" a person? Ok app is faster, other than that., nothing has really changed...
      You can tag people on a status? I do it all the time...
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      You can tag people on a status? I do it all the time...
      From safari or a web app yes, not from mobile app from AppStore...it's only a so and so is "with-so and so" you can't just tag someone in a status. Pictures yes. Not statuses.
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Fb always fast in iPad3. Nitrous is useful only in iPhone4. IMHO
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by joshlogic View Post
      It's blazing fast with Nitrous now.
      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.
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Anybody know why I keep getting logged out of the Facebook app? It logs me out everytime i exit the app.

      Nitrous DOES work. Just buy the damn tweak already!
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by regkilla View Post
      Nitrous DOES work. Just buy the damn tweak already!
      Is the version on BigBoss the latest or is there another on a different source?
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      Is the version on BigBoss the latest or is there another on a different source?
      Nitrous in BigBoss is the latest version and the only Nitrous. For 99 cents it's worth it
    1. Ryaninfg's Avatar
      Ryaninfg -
      Anyone figured out how to change the cover photo? The camera icon is gone...