Perhaps one of the biggest complaints about the Facebook app for iOS—
is that it’s Facebook—is that the app has been dreadfully slow, sometimes leaving users feeling like the app is completely unresponsive. Supposedly that’s all history now with Facebook’s recent update to version 5.0, released today.
Facebook has sort of returned to the beginning with the latest version of Facebook for iOS. Originally, the app was being written in Objective-C, but after the lead designer, Joe Hewitt, quit the project due to a dispute with Apple over a review process, new project manager, Mick Johnson, decided to make the app using HTML5, as it would work on all platforms, but it would also run more slowly. With version 5.0, the app has been completely re-written, back in Objective-C as it was originally intended and should, that’s the keyword here, run much quicker and smoother.
You can nab the update, of if you haven’t already downloaded it, on the iPhone App Store.