The social networking site introduced latest updates for its mobile app- two Facebook apps for Android and a revamped version of Facebook iOS app.
Well, for those who think this update to be out too quick, take note of the fact that Facebook will now keep on updating its mobile apps every four to eight weeks. That means Facebook will work on to offer new and better user experience every month.
The news was posted at Facebook.com by Christian Legnitto, here is the link to his post- https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-engineering/timed-releases-for-mobile-apps/10151078442213920
Legnitto said that the firm has launched its best apps, Facebook Messenger for Android and Facebook for iOS and also announced delivering regular cycles of apps for iOS, Camera and Messenger. He also emphasized on the fact that maintaining high quality standard and quick speed has become the main aim of developers at the mobile team.
In his blog post, Legnitto wrote, “As we started developing more and more for mobile, it became clear we needed a scalable process to manage the increased mobile engineering activity and ship quality updates to users fast. The good news is we already used that process elsewhere at the company.”
This latest update marks the second release of Facebook for iOS between last month and today.
Legnitto said that Facebook.com is offered various test features and code pushes each week, but native mobile app architecture makes the same process impracticable.
He said the developers added some twists and came out with an updated mobile app that offered great results.
“Today’s Facebook for Android update came just four weeks since the last version, and our goal is to deliver another in a month,” he says.
Since downloading a mobile app takes time as compared to signing into an automatically updated web page, Legnitto says, “We also wanted to balance getting improvements out to people quickly while minimizing disruptions for users. Our 4-8 week release timelines feel like a good trade-off for now.”
He added, “We’ve adopted this new date-driven release process so that people get important stability, speed, and feature improvements as soon as they are ready.”