Update features new photo reel, notification drawer.
The Facebook app for Android was updated yesterday, accommodating more features to bring it inline with its iPhone counterpart. Along with a few minor fixes, major changes were brought to the homescreen, including:
- The ability to post a status update or search for friends with just one click.
- A new photo reel that enables easy viewing of photos and videos from friends in your News Feed.
- A draggable Notifications drawer where you can easily see if a friend posted a note on your wall, commented or liked a post or tagged you in a photo.
- Video playback from the app. Similar to the Facebook for iPhone application, we are using the H.264 baseline profile for encoding videos.
- Support for Events. You can now review your upcoming events, read your event details, and even RSVP – all from the application.
- Respond to friend requests without leaving the application.
The updated v1.3 Facebook app is now available in Android Market.