Facebook has just launched their new iPhone app and it is amazing. It’s one of the best applications I’ve seen on the iPhone so far and I actually like using Facebook on the iPhone with this new app more than on the actual Facebook website.
Chris Messina has a really good series of screenshots of the new Facebook iPhone app which will give you a better idea of what the various screens look like. The app was designed by Joe Hewitt, who joined Facebook through the recent acquisition of Parakey, the company he co-founded with Blake Ross. Both Joe and Blake worked together on Firefox and Joe is the developer behind the wonderful Firebug extension for Firefox.
Masable’s Pete Cashmore was tipped off about the launch of the Facebook iPhone app earlier today, which MacRumors followed-up on.
Ok guys, Facebook has raised the bar here. It would be great to see similar iPhone applications designed this well for the other web services I use regularly.
UPDATE: Joe Hewitt has made an official announcement on the Facebook blog regarding the release of the Facebook iPhone application.
The iPhone hasn’t even been out for two months yet, but it has already changed the way people think about the mobile web. Today we are taking our first step into that new mobile world with a new Facebook website designed just for iPhone at iphone.facebook.com.
Facebook for iPhone not only looks wonderful on that big touch screen, it makes it easier than ever to stay connected with your friends wherever you are. If you are like me you may find yourself updating your status a bazillion time a day once you have Facebook in your pocket everywhere you go. The site lets you search for people with just a few quick taps and call your friends directly from their profile. Facebook events become even easier with your iPhone, as you can quickly look up maps and directions on the go.
The iPhone site is the second in our family of Facebook mobile sites. If you don’t have an iPhone, check out the original Facebook Mobile at m.facebook.com.