facebook on iphone

Now THIS is good news!   The much-anticipated and much-needed Facebook 3.0 iPhone app has been submitted to Apple by developer Joe Hewitt.   TechCrunch notes:

Facebook has submitted v. 3.0 of their iPhone application to Apple, Joe Hewitt says via Twitter: “Just uploaded Facebook for iPhone 3.0 to the App Store for review. :)”

Hewitt also says he’ll post screen shots and more detais on this Facebook page for the iPhone app next week, and that he’s looking forward to getting started on v. 3.1 tomorrow.

Previously, TechCrunch reported Hewitt posted this list of new features:

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

For avid users of Facebook (Joe = guilty), having features currently available on the web-version of the site soon-to-be-available on the iPhone-version of the site is a huge victory for usability and consistency.   Woo!

(Nod: Just Another iPhone Blog)