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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. cypherstream's Avatar
      cypherstream -
      Would nitrous also speed up cydia? Cuz by god cydia is slow. Loading... Loading... Loading... Enough already!

      Is there a free 2 day trial of nitrous? I want to see if it works in my environment.
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Nitrous does NOT work for Cydia. The only thing I've seen that slows Cydia down is having a ton of sources to refresh. I use the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) method when dealing with Cydia. The default sources are pretty much all I need.
    1. yearoftherat's Avatar
      yearoftherat -
      SO now we loose the ability to share, change cover picture, delete comments, landscape mode on the iphone...wtf.
    1. lthornton's Avatar
      lthornton -
      Hate that the landscape mode is gone....
    1. MountainCubX's Avatar
      MountainCubX -
      1 FB issue solved!

      i'm hoping that they will also resolve the probs regarding status tagging, folder option for uploaded pics, and landscape typing...

      1 FB issue solved!

      i'm hoping that they will also resolve the probs regarding status tagging, folder option for uploaded pics, and landscape typing...
    1. D0D's Avatar
      D0D -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryaninfg View Post
      Anyone figured out how to change the cover photo? The camera icon is gone...
      My wife is wondering the same thing. Maybe Facebook wants us to log on with a PC to change the cover photo to get more people to move from mobile once in a while so they can sell more adds.
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      Quote Originally Posted by yearoftherat View Post
      SO now we loose the ability to share, change cover picture, delete comments, landscape mode on the iphone...wtf.
      I 2nd this. I hate how u can't delete my own status' or comments. Why update and take **** away?
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by spooneditr View Post
      I 2nd this. I hate how u can't delete my own status' or comments. Why update and take **** away?
      I don't understand, I can delete my posts ans statuses on both iPad and iPhone. Just swipe to the right and it brings up a closing "x". You've always been able to do this.