As of late, Facebook has been making a lot of its users frustrated with the iOS and Android App that it has. The App freezes. The App doesn’t load correctly. The Notification Bar will not load properly (you will see a number but when looking at your notifications, there will be nothing new showing up). And at times, the App doesn’t even load profiles.
Here’s something interesting though… Facebook has created a mobile HTML5 version of their site. If you go to facebook.com in on your smartphone, you will see, what appears to be, the same look as the App that you also have on your phone. Here’s another interesting thing… the HTML5 version loads quicker! Its Notification Bar is accurate in displaying new notifications! It loads the newly designed Timeline for profiles and tad faster!
This all makes you wonder… why should I even use the actually App then???
The App does offer the “pull-down to refresh” feature. The HTML5 just automatically checks for new updates. The App does feel more comfortable to people. The App does uses the screen real estate better. But besides these few features, the HTML5 version and the App version, both look the exact same way.
If you are having problems using the Facebook App, then try going to facebook.com, and you might be surprised at how much better it really is!
-The Other Point of View