By Rex Santus
Facebook has made the News Feed operate 50% faster than the previous version in the iOS app, according to the company.
About two years ago, Facebook switched from HTML5 to native iOS code to make the app perform as smoothly as possible. But the developers noticed something strange: Each time the app updated, it would take longer for the News Feed to load. And gradually, users started noticing, too.
“As we added more and more features to the app, every part of the app got slower,” Adam Ernst, a software engineer at Facebook’s New York office, told Mashable. …