Facebook to release native app for Android soon
Those of you who own an Android device would know that the current Facebook app for the platform is based on HTML5. That means although Facebook app is installed natively on an Android device, it still loads the web version of the social networking site inside itself. This was a problem for both users and Facebook as this solution was not fast enough and created hurdles for Facebook’s development team. Mark Zuckerberg famously said in an interview that making the Android app in HTML5 format was a mistake.
Now Engadget reports that it has been tipped by an anonymous tipster who is currently working at Facebook. According to the tipster, not only Facebook is working on a new native app for Android platform, but the app is already in its final stages and will be released to public soon. The new app is now under final testing procedure after which it will be released in Google Play store.
Just like the Android app, iOS app was also HTML5 based until Facebook released the Objective-C version a few months ago. Since the release of the Objective-C version of the iOS app, it has not only become more responsive but works faster and more fluidly than ever before.
If this tip turns out to be true then it would be a great relieve for Facebook addicted Android users. We will let you know as soon as more details are available to share.