(Image source: Social Media & SEO)
 

BY JASMINE BAILEY


After months of complaints, Facebook finally updated its iOS and Android apps on Thursday.  According to TechCrunch, this comes after the company realized its mobile site was getting too popular to sustain the old way of doing things.


“[Before the update] the iOS and Android apps were partly webviews wrapped around its HTML5 mobile site. This let it push code once to update m.facebook.com, and both apps simultaneously.”


But what it had was devastatingly slow apps with long load times between screens and unresponsive controls. CEO Mark Zuckerberg would later call relying on HTML5, one of Facebook’s biggest mistakes to date.


So, what can we expect from the new and improved mobile Facebook site? Well there are a few pretty significant changes. Here’s WTOL.


“The most notable change is a little thing but people do it a lot. When you upload a photo now to your Facebook through your iPhone you can upload straight to individual albums.


The app also features…
·       Faster load times for news feeds and notifications
·       Completely rebuilt timeline with a drop down banner
·       Photos open almost instantly because they are loaded in the device’s native memory


A writer for VentureBeat approves of the new improvements, calling them “snappy and very, very responsive.”

 

 

 

Facebook Speeds Up Mobile Apps for iPhone, Android

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Dec 14, 2012

Facebook Speeds Up Mobile Apps for iPhone, Android

 

(Image source: Social Media & SEO)
 

BY JASMINE BAILEY


After months of complaints, Facebook finally updated its iOS and Android apps on Thursday.  According to TechCrunch, this comes after the company realized its mobile site was getting too popular to sustain the old way of doing things.


“[Before the update] the iOS and Android apps were partly webviews wrapped around its HTML5 mobile site. This let it push code once to update m.facebook.com, and both apps simultaneously.”


But what it had was devastatingly slow apps with long load times between screens and unresponsive controls. CEO Mark Zuckerberg would later call relying on HTML5, one of Facebook’s biggest mistakes to date.


So, what can we expect from the new and improved mobile Facebook site? Well there are a few pretty significant changes. Here’s WTOL.


“The most notable change is a little thing but people do it a lot. When you upload a photo now to your Facebook through your iPhone you can upload straight to individual albums.


The app also features…
·       Faster load times for news feeds and notifications
·       Completely rebuilt timeline with a drop down banner
·       Photos open almost instantly because they are loaded in the device’s native memory


A writer for VentureBeat approves of the new improvements, calling them “snappy and very, very responsive.”

 

 

 

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