The Facebook app isn’t the greatest first party app for BlackBerry, but it’s definitely one of the hottest in terms of demand. With almost every single BlackBerry user on Facebook, a good Facebook app is crucial. The coming updates to Facebook, 1.8 and 2.0, will mostly address performance issues, but we haven’t seen much in the way of new features. Personally, I think this app needs to support Facebook Apps, and it will truly be the app we all want.
Upcoming features for Facebook 1.8 (coming May 2010) include:
- Faster load times
- Video uploading
- Replacing BIS-E notifications with BlackBerry Push APIs
Facebook 2.0 (coming end of year) will feature:
- User interface redesign
- People Search
One of the downsides to RIM making an app is that updates come much slower than we would all like.