Facebook for BlackBerry version 126.96.36.199 has been in the BlackBerry BetaZone for awhile and has now emerged as version 188.8.131.52 an official release. Some of the new features include Facebook Places, improved search, Friends list update, and enhanced UI elements. Don't be surprised if you do not see the new version show up right away, RIM like to roll out updates in waves and i am guessing that is so their severs don't get overwhelmed.
Here are some of the new features and enhancements:
Check in, add a Place and tag friends
Check in to Facebook Places within a 1.25 mile radius of your location
Select a Place from the available Nearby Places or add a Place if location does not already exist in the Places database
Tag a friend upon check in, and include a comment
View Places where friends have checked in
View Places, “Here Now”, “Nearby” and “Elsewhere”, that friends have checked in to
“Like” or add a comment to friends’ check ins
Check ins will appear in the News Feed
GPS and BB Maps Integration
View a map of the location you’re checking in to and get directions to and from friends’ locations
Perform a search for People and Pages within the application
Find mutual friends and view their profile thumbnails by searching for individuals and pages; send them a friend request, a message or a poke.
View pages in the Friends list and News Feed, and elect to become fans of pages
Pull Facebook results using the Unified Search application on BlackBerry 6 smartphones
Friends List Update
View friends’ profile pictures as well as their Pages from the Friends list.
Use the redesigned navigation bar to easily view your own profile, and click on the Search and Message icons
If the update is not showing up in App World, you can go to the My World section and type in from your keyboard holding down the ALT key and type RST to reset App World.
Ok, so there is a new "places" tab that I didn't even see in the beta. I looked into it and I had two friends with locations. What is this because its not Foursquare. I hope my profile doesn't start posting those annoying check in posts. Does anyone know about this?
This loads quicker than the beta but I feel the previous official version was the quickest.-could just be me?