Upcoming Facebook 1.8 and 2.0 Updates Mostly Performance-Based

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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.

  • Akshay Samel
    i think what blackberry should come out with the new facebook app is something that will beat the facebook app for iphone.
    integrate chat into it, that will be something!
  • StreetMeatSteve
    So let me get this straight.

    We have to wait till "May" to get a "faster" facebook. Then we have to wait till the end of the year for a "redesigned" interface? So by the end of the year we'll have an app that still blows in comparison to the iPhone, webOS, and the mobile website.

    Instead of spending their resources developing a DECENT app for the largest social networking site in the world, they are spending time, money, and resources developing a Twitter app that will not replace UberTwitter (or one of the other few dozen out there), and a LinkedIn app.

    This is great news. NOT.
  • Caspan
    LOL I agree I am anti Twitter person myself, I just don't see the point. Facebook is in dire need of a overhaul. They cannot even send notifications properly to it any more. Birthday reminders look like one jumbled up email or 1 run on long sentence. I question if all it is doing is intercepting emails sent directly to the BlackBerry PIN address.

    RIM + Facebook = Big Time FAIL!
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