A Trip to Africa Helped Facebook Improve Its Android App

Written on:June 23, 2014
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Facebook updated its Android app last week, claiming it would work much faster for users

After a trip to Africa to test how the Android app behaves in difficult conditions, a team from Facebook concluded it needed to make some changes. In a blog post, Facebook engineer Alex Sourov explains how the company used that experience to make a number of improvements to the app

Mobile access on Android devices in the country was extremely slow, and the lack of memory on the devices resulted in constant crashes. The team members also burned their monthly data plans in 40 minutes Read more…

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