It’s about time! Facebook on Thursday began rolling out the new version of its iOS mobile based application to Apple users. As promised the mobile network application is much faster and performs at a higher level.
Before the update an HTML5 heavy application caused Facebook users to wade through an ultra-slow mobile version of the social networks system. Even simply opening the Facebook app took longer than other programs installed on a users mobile device.
In an interview with All Things D on Thursday morning Facebook iOS mobile product manager Mick Johnson admitted that users expected more from the app:
“People have different expectations when it comes to using Facebook for iOS. They expect a level of performance and speed that just wasn’t there.”
In the interview Johnson claims that benchmark speed tests show that basic functions such as scrolling through a news feed, viewing photos and loading the app are faster by 200%. [Read more…]