Faster Facebook iOS app coming…

The Facebook iOS app is horribly slow, but apparently that will change in the not too distant future thanks to a reasonably large rewrite, moving away from being mostly a HTML5 browser to a native Objective-C app.

The New York Times agrees, and they’ve gotten a few Facebook engineers to promise, off the record, that the next version of the app will be better. It’s being rebuilt in native Objective-C (the current app mostly uses HTML5), it’ll be faster, and it’ll actually work the way it’s supposed to work, letting you use Facebook as normal from your iPhone.

This can’t come soon enough in my opinion, it pains me to spend any more than a few seconds in the current Facebook iOS app, more often I opt to use my MacBook Air if I need to do anything more than a simple status update.

(via TUAW)

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My name is Mathew Packer, I live on the east coast of Australia in Newcastle with my wife Cath, my son Travis, and our dog Cherry Bomb.

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