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Update: If you see black bars in the Home Menu, exit Facebook and avoid using it for an hour. The bug is caused by the cache of the previous version which is self correcting.
This new update, Firmware 3.01, will fix the following:
• Fixed a privacy issue
• Age of contacts in birthdays
• crash problems for the “Friends” section during scrolling up and down the list
If you have noticed anything else that was solved in this update, please let me know and I will update the list.
Joe Hewitt, the developer of Facebook for iPhone has detailed some of the upcoming features in Facebook 3.1.
ReadWriteWeb had a chance to talk with Hewitt and learn more about the app’s roadmap. In the interview he mentioned three new features…
Contact list synchronization between your Facebook friends list and your phone’s contact list
“It’s a Terms of Service thing more than a technical limitation,”
“I plan to have it in the next major update, the 3.1. It will be the same kind of notifications you get on the website. I probably won’t right off the bat give you chat notifications. If you’ve ever used Facebook’s SMS notifications, you can have pretty granular control and it will be the same level of notification in terms of whose notifications you see and what categories you see.”
Saved, site-wide search
“I hope but I can’t promise to get that into the 3.1 update,” Hewitt said. “We’re still working on getting that into the API. I’m also hoping to let you save a search to your home screen.”
No word yet on the planned release date for Facebook 3.1; however, we will let you know as soon as anymore information is available.
Update 1: Section birthdays in fact, always shows an age of 8 years, as you can see in this screenshot.
Update 2: For anyone with Chat Issues, just log in to your Facebook on your PC and then get Offline, the back Online. Then go to your iPhone’s Facebook and it should work.
Tip #1: You can move the icons of the Facebook 3.0 menu by holding down on one of the icon (like in springboard) and move it around, like the image below:
- A new home screen divided into 9 sections, which allows easy access to various options, research and notifications
- “News Feed”
- Ability to create a new Photo Album
- Ability to upload photos in each album
- Zoom in photos
- Tagging System Simplified
- Album Profiles
- Ability to add profiles and favorite pages to the main screen
- Also improve the Notifications (with direct links to quickly respond to comments)
- The messages that we are writing will remain saved even if we receive a phone call (or other types of breaks)
- Ability to upload videos on the iPhone 3GS.
- Landscape keyboard for messaging friends
Facebook has submitted the updated Facebook 3.0 for iPhone to Apple already. It’s not sure when will it get approved, but Facebook 3.0 for iPhone is a major upgrade. It features with new user interface with 9 boxes. You will be able to “like” friends’ status or photos. If you own iPhone 3GS, you will be able to upload videos to Facebook. That’s amazing. While we are waiting for the upgrade, Facebook team has posted new screenshots of Facebook 3.0 app. More after the break. And here are the new features,
- See your upcoming Events and RSVP
- See your friends’ birthdays
- See Pages and post updates and photos to Pages you administer
- Write Notes and read your friends’ Notes
- Upload videos from an iPhone 3GS
- Upload photos to any album
- Complete photo management (create albums, delete albums, delete photos, delete photo tags)
- Change your Profile Picture
- Zoom into photos
- Like posts and photos
- See the same News Feed as the Facebook website
- Visit links in a built-in web browser
- See all of your friends’ friends and Pages
- See mutual friends
- Easily search for people and Pages
- Make friend requests
- Become a fan of Pages
- Quickly call or text your friends
- Create shortcuts to your favorite friends and Pages
- Friends sorted by first or last name according to your settings
- Chat friends sorted alphabetically
Facebook engineer and — more importantly to us — Facebook iPhone (and iPod touch) app developer Joe Hewitt announced on Twitter that he:
Just uploaded Facebook for iPhone 3.0 to the App Store for review. [...] I’ll be posting more details and screen shots to the app’s page on Facebook this week
Here’s the Facebook page if you want to follow along, and we’re guessing a lot of you do based on how many tweeted and sent this our way! (Thanks everyone!)
REMINDER: No push notification in Facebook 3.0, that’s road mapped for 3.1, which the developer will be starting work on next…
Joe Hewitt, Developer of Facebook for iPhone, keeps his promise, and after having communicated personally to be near the finish line, is now known, through Twitter, that the application was finally completed. It was then moved to various locations in order to support various languages.
The Japanese are already ready, but still missing all the European ones. The work is progressing without major problems and within two weeks should be able to send it to Apple.
Hewitt has promised that the new update will be free of these bugs fastidiosissimi the current version and in addition will have all the features followed:
- A new main screen divided into 9 sections that allow easy access to various options, research and notifications
- The “News Feed”
- Possibility of creating new photo albums
- Ability to upload photos in each album
- Zoom in photos
- Tagging system simplified
- Album Profile
- Ability to add profiles and pages for the Main Screen
- Also improve the Notifications (with direct links to the comments to respond quickly)
- The messages that we are writing will be saved even if we receive a phone call (or other types of interruptions)
- Ability to upload videos dall’iPhone 3GS.
Facebook team is currently working for the new version of Facebook for iPhone. The biggest difference is that the user interface is changed. With different big icons on the main screen, you can choose different functions easily. But, the team said there won’t be push notifications support in this new version. They are still working and hope it will be there very soon. Here are the updates,
1. The “new” News Feed
3. Events (including the ability to RSVP)
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