Facebook goes native for iOS apps, parted with HTML5

by · August 23, 2012

Facebook today released its new and faster iOS app. This new app is rewritten in Objective C as opposed to the slower HTML5 app in the previous versions.

Mark Zuckerberg also updated about the new and faster app on his facebook wall. 

Mark Zuckerberg status on FB new app

According to the Facebook, with version 5 update its new app is twice as fast as the previous version when launching the app, scrolling through news feed and opening photos in feed. Some of the features in the new build includes:- 

  • A banner that lets you know when new stories come in, and you can tap once to immediately see the latest updates.
  • Tap on any photo and it opens right away. Pull down to close it with a single swipe.
  • Likes and comments are now displayed in real time, as opposed to requiring a refresh as they did in the HTML 5 version of the app.
  • Instant access to your notifications

Facebook mobile app have faced lot of criticism in the past for being slow and unresponsive. With this update facebook has definitely made its iOS app feel alive.

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