The world's largest social network, Facebook, has finally updated its much-hated iOS app.
Previously, Facebook tried to take the HTML route with their mobile experience. One advantage was that using Facebook across different types of mobile devices was pretty much the same with a familiar layout.
But the app was garbage.
The old Facebook iOS app felt like it took forever to load, the newsfeed scrolled as slow as continental drift and photos loaded on a hit-and-miss basis, sometimes only in a low-rez mode where you would wonder if you had glaucoma.
God forbid you might try and click on a link that one of your friends posted on Facebook, as the app would pull up the page at the painful pace of bureaucratic change.
The new Facebook app is so much better, it's hard to imagine it came from the same company.
Facebook claims the app loads twice as fast, along with scrolling through your news feed and opening photos.
Whatever they've done, it makes using the Facebook app actually desirable.
While you're scrolling through the news feed, you'll receive notifications about your new status updates in an alert bar. Want to jump straight to their update?
Tap the bar and you're taken right here, quite quickly.
On the iPad version, the overall experience is much similar to what you'd find using Facebook on a normal computer.
To get the updated app, just download it through the App Store.
What do you think of the new Facebook app? Which improvements would you still like to see?