Facebook for iPhone 2.0 Launches

Facebook tonight launched version 2.0 of its Facebook for iPhone application, bringing many features that were before only available on the site to a mobile device for the first time.

With version 2.0:

  • The home page now features a full News Feed, along with access to filtered views of the News Feed, like Status Updates, Posted Items, Live Feed, and Events.
  • Full photo tagging and posting is now supported.
  • Notifications are now accessible for the first time.
  • Profiles now have tabs, like the Facebook website redesign.
  • Feed comments are accessible both here and on the News Feed.

Overall, Facebook for iPhone now looks and feels like a fully featured Facebook – it’s a remarkably well designed product.

Facebook’s Joe Hewitt, the lead developer of the iPhone application, said shortly after the release tonight, “I’ve been hearing some bug reports in 2.0, so I will probably wind up doing a 2.1 release in the short term to address many of these problems. Please tell me if you find anything wrong (in the comments here, or you can message me), and I will try to fix it.”

Facebook for iPhone can be downloaded by heading to the App Store on your iPhone.

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26 Responses to “Facebook for iPhone 2.0 Launches”

  1. Joe Hewitt says:

    Who is Joe Green? :)

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  5. Brittany says:

    (The developer is Joe Hewitt, not Joe Green…)

  6. Niels says:

    Please implement a language option into the Belgian version of the app. Currently only French is supported, yet Dutch (Nederlands) is spoken by the majority of Belgians. Politically, this is very painful at the moment…

  7. lajolla5380 says:

    Is location awareness added in this release? It would be cool to add your location and a picture to a status update.

  8. Facebook... updates in abundance | DoesWhat.com says:

    [...] To back up this theory, noticeable bugs have been cropping up in the application since launch. Joe Green the lead developer of the app at Facebook said, “I’ve been hearing some bug reports in 2.0, so [...]

  9. Keith hollingsworth says:

    since the update my timestamp is 8 hours behind

  10. Vantheman says:

    version 2.0 seems to think the time is at least 6 hours forward from current. E.g status updates posted an hour ago sho as 7 hours ago on iPhone, also Ver 2.0 thought it was Oct 1st at approx 18:00 on 30th Sept.

  11. Justin Smith says:

    Sorry Joe, late night :)

  12. Nick Stamoulis says:

    This looks A LOT better the Facebook for Blackberry. That one is a joke.

  13. Bijan says:

    I can’t seem to login at all using the app! I enter my email and password and it just gets stuck on “logging in”. It doesn’t crash per say, it just doesn’t go anywhere! Help!

  14. Shalmanese says:

    A major annoyance with the new version is that it’s impossible to check events.

  15. gerald says:

    Hi Joe
    Very excited to try the app, but I’m have problems logging in. I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling three times, restarting in between, with no change. If I intentionally type the wrong password it tells me right away, otherwise it just says logging in, but never progresses. What am I doing wrong?

  16. Prince says:

    Well, is this application available on the entire internet other than apple store?
    Apple store sucks as it is asking for me to be in a country where apple store works…unfortunately my country is not listed on that list and hence I can not download anything from that store :(
    HELLLLLP MEEE PULEEJ :((

  17. Wayne says:

    1) What is up with the time/date on 2.0? Mine is a day forward. I’m in New Zealand the date is the 9th Oct, facebook app on the iphone shows it as the 10th.

    2)When messages were left is also not showing correctly. status show message left 20 hrs ago that were posted recently.

    Anyone have any comment of this? These problems make the app WORTHLESS right now. Where can I go to get some answers?

  18. Rob says:

    @Wayne – I’m having the exact same issue in Aus. Apparently it’s 11 October today. It’s not even 11 Oct in NZ yet, so not sure WTF is going on.

  19. Adam Smith says:

    Events needs sorting out. It’s really hard to find out details of your events, invite people to your events etc.

  20. Otto Pfaeffle says:

    There is some kind of bug that will not let me check my “Notifications”. When ever I click on the “Notifications” tab, Facebook crashes and closes. Has anyone else had this problem, and if so have you found a solution?

  21. James says:

    I can’t get the iPhone app to work no matter what I do. Hope this issue gets worked out in the next release/patch.

  22. lisa says:

    i can’t activate facebook for iphone – i’ve tried over and over and it keeps saying cannot access try again later. grr…

  23. Cameron McTier says:

    @ Otto Pfaeffle – I have the same thing. When ever I click on the ‘Notifications’ tab, Facebook crashes and closes… No idea why? My wifes non-3G iphone works fine.

  24. Steve says:

    Is there any plan to add “events” functionality?
    The app is really cool, just always find it annoying when you have to switch to safari to go to the website for things that are missing from the app.

    I can never remember my invites, so would be nice to be able to view event on my iPhone facebook app.

    Like the new features in 2.0 though
    Well done !

  25. terkoz says:

    @ Otto Pfaeffle – I have the same thing. When ever I click on the ‘Notifications’ tab, Facebook crashes and closes… No idea why? My wifes non-3G iphone works fine.

  26. Trina lentini underwood says:

    Blackberry users can’t comment on iPhone users status ! Very annoying please help!!! Thank you

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