The current Facebook app for iOS is a tad slow and cumbersome to use. It does its job but not too well in my opinion. We heard rumours last month that Facebook was giving the app an overhaul to make it more speedy. We now hear today that Facebook has hired several ex Apple engineers to work on the app which will now be launching next year with a complete overhaul.
In a post on Bloomberg we hear that the new app is coming soon with the even better app coming sometime next year…
This team from Apple has been primarily focused on rebuilding Facebook’s iPhone application, which has been criticized by users for being slow. An initial release could be announced within a couple of months, with another broader overhaul of the iPhone app coming next near, one person said.
The company also hired several key staffers who worked on the Palm operating system for mobile phones.
The team who worked on iOS at Apple includes Greg Novick, Tim Omernick, Chris Trembla, Mike Matas, Kimon Tsinteris and Scott Goodson.