Facebook for iPhone 3.0 Coming Soon – Preview and Details

facebook-iphone-30Facebook’s iPhone application is one of the most popular iPhone apps overall – nearly 25% of all iPhone owners use it according to Joe Hewitt, lead engineer for Facebook’s iPhone application. Today, Hewitt shared some more details on the upcoming version 3.0 of the Facebook iPhone app.

What will be coming in the new version?

1. The “new” News Feed
2. Like
3. Events (including the ability to RSVP)
4. Notes
5. Pages
6. Create new photo albums
7. Upload photos to any album
8. Zoom into photos
9. Easier photo tagging
10. Profile Pictures albums
11. A new home screen for easy access to all your stuff, search, and notifications
12. Add your favorite profiles and pages to the home screen
13. Better Notifications (they link to the comments so you can reply)
14. Quickly call or text people right from the Friends page
15. Messages you are typing will be restored if you quit or are interrupted by a phone call

The new home screen will definitely make for a friendlier user experience, especially with the addition of Events, Notes, Pages, and photo albums. The addition of the Pages feature means that brands with Facebook Pages will have increased visibility when users are on the go.

While Hewitt said he didn’t know when the app will be submitted to Apple, it is about “98% done.” However, Push Notifications, which are in high demand, will be included in Version 3.1 later this summer, Hewitt says.
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64 Responses to “Facebook for iPhone 3.0 Coming Soon – Preview and Details”

  1. Olivier PEYRE says:

    Yay, bring it on!
    Still no geo-tagging though?

  2. RaDe says:

    SOoo much better looking !

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  14. Maff says:

    typical shortsighted web site, only focusing on the iPhone yet again!
    Bloo, the Android facebook app will be released this week. Developed by 1 guy in his spare time without the help of Facebook who refuse to make anything but iPhone apps (and help out with the Blackberry one). It will do everything the iPhone one does yet is being overlooked yet again even though there’s millions of Android users!

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  48. JC says:

    @Maff: Seriously, if you’re an Android user, then I guess “Bloo” is what you deserve. It’s so obvious you’re p*ssed you don’t own an iPhone. Why else would you moan here if “Bloo” is good enough for you?

    This article is about Facebook for iPhone. If you’re feeling a little left out, why don’t you just admit it and get a REAL phone.

  49. Michael Capehart says:

    Any updates on the 3.0 release?

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