SOCIAL NETWORKS Facebook and Twitter promptly rushed out updates for their iOS applications on Wednesday, boasting a new looks for Apple's iOS 7 upgrade.
Facebook release version 6.5 of its app, which it promises "has an all new look and feel for iOS 7". We promptly downloaded it, and it does look a lot different. The most notable change is the navigation bar across the bottom of the screen, which offers one-touch access to News Feed, Friend Requests, Messages, Notifications and More. Tapping on More shows things like Groups, Pages and Apps, so gone is the black sidebar that housed these options previously.
As well as the new navigation bar, Facebook has given the app a lick of paint all over. There's now a translucent blue bar at the top of the screen, along with a general 'flattening' of the app's overall appearance.
Twitter promptly followed suit, releasing a redesigned iOS 7 application also. Although the app is compatible with iOS 5 and iOS 6, users on iOS 7 will see a new blue toolbar across the top of the screen and retooled, simplified buttons.
Beyond that, the app works as it did previously. Facebook and Twitter weren't the only firms to promptly release updates for iOS 7. Vine also put out a reworked app, and eBay and Evernote quickly followed suit.
In iOS 7 these apps will update automatically. That is, of course, if you've managed to get the iOS 7 update, as the process has been hit with a number of glitches. µ
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