By Harry McCracken | Friday, August 28, 2009 at 8:40 am
Apple has approved Joe Hewitt’s Facebook 3.0 for the iPhone, and it’s now available in the App Store. Among the numerous new features: It’s got support for Events and video uploads, lets you “like” items, has a newsfeed that looks more like the one Facebook gives you in your browser, and sports numerous little interface tweaks. It also offers landscape mode in most areas, a feature that wasn’t supposed to show up until the next version.
The app isn’t perfect–it doesn’t let you view Groups as far as I can tell, and there are places where I found the user interface a little confusing (although I have that problem with Facebook in general–hey, maybe it’s me). And so far, I haven’t been able to get one of the most interesting new features–the ability to phone or SMS friends–to work. Overall, though, it’s among the most impressive and feature-rich iPhone applications to date, with an interface that intelligently melds an iPhone sensibility with Facebook’s own feel.
If you give it a whirl, let us know what you think…