Facebook App For iOS Went From 1.5 To 4 Stars In 3 Weeks

Posted Sep 15, 2012

The original Facebook app for the iPhone was designed in HTML5.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that they “bet too much” on HTML5, which made their application bad.  The new application is based on native code for the iPhone and that makes the mobile application better and faster.  Half of Facebook’s iOS users updated their app in 4 days.  As a result, Facebook’s App Store review average rose from 1.5 stars to 4 stars in just 3 weeks since relaunching.  Facebook platform head Doug Purdy said that users are happier and share more photos with the new iOS app.  [TechCrunch]