This evening the new Facebook iPhone application went live in the iTunes application directory. The new features are push notifications and contact sync. There are a number of notifications that you can receive, however you’d probably want to customize them as to avoid getting overwhelmed with constant updates. I’ve had the opportunity to play with the application for the past couple hours and I like what I’ve seen so far. Surprisingly my contacts also loaded immediately, something that the last version was having issues with.
Currently notifications can be controled for messages, wall posts, friend requests, friend confirmations, photo tags, events, and comments. If you are an extremely active Facebook user, modifying these settings is the first thing you should do. You can modify them by going to “Settings” on the iPhone and scrolling down to the Facebook application. The contact sync feature is also extremely useful as it lets you instantly add the photos of friends on to your phone.
Aside from that, there’s few additional features with the new version of the Facebook for iPhone application. You can download the application by going here. The Facebook for iPhone application is probably one of the most useful and best developed applications on the iPhone. It also is extremely popular with over 23.5 million monthly active users and over 11 million daily active users. What else can I say about the application? Nothing!
If you want the best features of Facebook directly on your iPhone, go download the application now.