Facebook App Gets Contacts Syncing, Push Notifications
Facebook today released Facebook for iPhone [App Store, Free] v3.1 which adds two significant new features. The first is the ability to now sync your Facebook contacts with your iPhone contacts. The second is the ability to optionally receive push notifications when you have new messages, wall posts, friend requests, friend confirmations, photo tags, events, and comments.
The contact sync is a major improvement to the older version. The app will now compare the contact information of your Facebook friends on your iPhone and match them to a Facebook user, pulling their profile picture and adding any information they have on their account that you don’t have in your Contacts list. Instead of overwriting the contact information you already have, it just adds to it based on the information from Facebook.