Shortly after the release of the iPhone, FaceBook had a website that worked quite well as one of the first web applications. Then when Apple opened up the phone to native applications FaceBook again provided a fix for our addition. Late last year FaceBook 2.0 came out and it was a huge hit. Both of my daughters use it daily. Now word that 3.0 is nearing completion should be music to our ears.
Back on July 1st Joe Hewitt, lead engineer for the popular iPhone application, announced that while he couldn't give an exact date on when it would be submitted to Apple he did say it was 98% complete. That's everything but the fat lady singing folks.
That should mean in the coming weeks, maybe sooner, we will have this latest version available to us on our iPhones. The one thing this update will be missing is Push Notifications, but Joe says that feature should be in 3.1 later this summer. Further evidence that 3.0 will be out soon.
A list of the announced features are below, or you can link to the original post HERE.
The "new" News Feed
- Events (including the ability to RSVP)
- Create new photo albums
- Upload photos to any album
- Zoom into photos
- Easier photo tagging
- Profile Pictures albums
- A new home screen for easy access to all your stuff, search, and notifications
- Add your favorite profiles and pages to the home screen
- Better Notifications (they link to the comments so you can reply)
- Quickly call or text people right from the Friends page
- Messages you are typing will be restored if you quit or are interrupted by a phone call