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Facebook Android App Ditches HTML 5, App Twice As Fast

Posted by on December 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm
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This summer Facebook released an update to their iOS ditching HTML 5 to run on native code. This move was awesome because it sped up the app so much. I was saddened to see that the Android version was still on HTML 5 and I was back to the same issues there was on the iPhone and missing some awesome features. Well that all changed today with the app update.

Facebook claims that the app is “twice as fast when looking at photos and opening your Timeline and noticeably quicker to launch.” I did notice things have sped up and that there was something that I had missed that was back, the story bar. If you are an Android person and haven’t seen what it is, you’ll love it. Where there is a new post while you are browsing your news feed, a bar will display for you letting you know and you can easily click it and the app will scroll to the top to see the story.

Another new feature let’s you “tap on any photo to open it right away, and scroll through photo albums without leaving news feed.” If you’ve already got the Facebook app installed, just check for the update and if you don’t have it, you can download it from the Google Play store.

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