It appears that the tech world hasn’t seen the last of major iOS software announcements this month. The folks over at TechCrunch have gotten their hands on some pretty interesting information regarding a certain social networking company and a new photo sharing app.

The website has received dozens of screenshots and documents from an unknown source that depict a new Facebook app running on an iPhone. What’s more, the software looks like a portal for a new Instangram-like photo sharing service…

While it’s still unknown whether the app depicted will be standalone software or an extension of a revamped Facebook app, the thing looks gorgeous. The application appears packed with features like 1-tap photo sharing and multi-user albums.

As TechCrunch mentions, Facebook currently houses close to 100 billion photos and is averaging a staggering 6 billion picture uploads every month. To say Mark Zuckerberg might have a hit on his hands would be an understatement.

Could this be a response to Apple’s decision to integrate Twitter into iOS 5? Doubtful. The polished app appears to have been in progress for quite some time. Maybe Facebook turned them down, not wanting iOS 5 support to sideline this project. After all, who has the bigger user base?

The bottom line is I know several people that only use Facebook to share photos. Providing an easier way to do that is certainly a win for the social networking giant. Here’s hoping that the new photo app is in fact an indication of an upcoming revamp in Facebook’s iOS offering – it’s currently awful.

Would you use a Facebook photo sharing app/service? Or are you more excited for Photo Stream?

  • Dodgerdeezy

    Facebook is gay

  • The facebook app for iPhone is the absolute worst. It crashed way too often. The notification system is really buggy and it is missing a lot of features. I can’t believe one of the largest websites in the world could produce such a crappy app

    • Binary-Stalker

      Must be your phone. It never crashed for me and I’ve had no problems with it.

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      • geezer

        That +1 was for Maxx

      • Probably not. I have iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 my gf has white iPhone 4 on 4.3.2 and my brother has 3GS and they all have same issues. Also go take a look at the reviews on the app store. I think the only reason it stays so high on the top 25 is so many people delete and reinstall it thinking it will remedy the problem

      • Here’s some proof. A screen shot of crash reporter on my phone and to be honest I don’t think it records every crash

    • fb for iphone is way better then on android and blackberry! ive had both and the iPhone version is way better so stfu! haha

  • makkiej

    Yup, worst app ever, crashes all the time.. maybe they should fix that before doing something else.
    And its not just him, look at the reviews in the appstore.. its really terrible.

  • Juan

    Considering the facebook app is a POS I expect this next project to be a POS. Facebook is lame.

  • OrangeSn0w

    Looks too much like color