Facebook releases iOS App update

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The official Facebook app has received an update, bringing it to v5.0. According to the company, the app has been completely rewritten to bring iOS users a different user-interface when viewing your news-feed, updating your profile, and and more.

Mick Johnson, Facebook iOS mobile product manager, said the team recoded the entire app from the ground up in objective+C, a far faster alternative to previously used HTML 5 language. As such, they claim the new Facebook application will be a vast significant improvement over the previous versions.

What’s New in Version 5.0

  • Scrolling through news feed is faster than ever
  • New banner lets you tap to quickly see more stories – no need to refresh
  • Photos open fast and close with one downward swipe
  • Instant access to your notifications

Facebook v5.0 for iOS is now available as a free download via Apple’s App Store.

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