August 23, 2010
While the developer of Facebook for the iPhone & iPod touch famously quit in 2009 because he disliked the App store and its policies, the app has lived on. Recently that app has 100 million active users and shows no sign of slowing down. While Facebook has remained one of the top free app downloads since its release, it is one of the lesser-updated apps. It has no iPad or universal version and generally lags behind when an iOS update comes out. Despite this, the popularity of Facebook itself have driven this app's popularity. What's really impressive about this number is that Apple announced it had sold 100 million iOS devices only a few months ago in June. That means virtually every person with an iPhone or iPod touch is running the Facebook app. It is even reported on 9to5mac.com that of the time iPhone users spend on third-party apps, more than half of it is on the Facebook app. AppAdvice to get all of the latest news and updates on your Facebook page.
Facebook, The App Whose Developer Quit Due To Dislike For The App Store, Boasts 100 Million Active Users