Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rewritten Facebook iPhone App

Nick Bilton (via Chris Espinosa):

One of the Facebook engineers said the new application has been built primarily using Objective-C, the programming language used to build applications for iOS. Many of the components of the current version of the Facebook app are built using HTML5, the Web-based markup language.

I’m surprised they went the HTML way to begin with, given Apple’s experience with some of the original built-in apps.

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