Why’s Facebook so slow? This new app holds the offline fix

The Facebook app is betting better for people with slow connections. Poor bandwidth, high latency, or intermittent availability will no longer be a problem in Zuck’s brave, new, offline world.

This is the latest result of Facebook’s focus on emerging markets and the challenges of the poor networks often found there. “Challenge Accepted,” apparently.

It’s easy to look at this as only a developing-world-network story. But it’ll also be useful for people in North America and other parts of the developed world. Useful for people in tunnels, on airplanes, or just battling congested networks.

Oh, and the underlying framework is open source. Which is nice.

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