We need a better facebook app.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mrdroid921, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Mrdroid921

    Mrdroid921 Well-Known Member
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    How come the facebook app for Iphone has a chat feature, and we get

    left out in the cold. I think facebook should give us this feature :(.
     

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  2. Bloo, another facebook app is supposed to get the chat feature in there next update. I agree that the native facebook app is severly lacking features when compared to the iphone app. it needs to be updated badly. If you need facebook chat for now, there are other options ebuddy and the new aim ap both support it
     
  3. Polymira

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    But there are still no good all in one facebook apps ... i mean, the official one generally doesn't even view photos .. it just brings up a browser and the mobile site. It's a joke.
     
  4. ceruti82

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    BLOO is a very good FB alternative. the stock FB app sucks, i totally agree, i only use it about 5% of the time~ mostly as a shortcut to the mobile site if i need something that bloo cant do.. neither allow you to compose an inbox message. but thats something that FB itself wont allow for whatever reason.. i wonder why IPHONE IS ALLOWED TO USE IT THOUGH??!!??
    Bloo gives comment and picture comment notifications. tho right now, that has a bug (was supposed to be fixed in last update, but isnt much better) where it keeps notifying you for the same comment a few times. at least you get a notification though..!

    MEEBO is good for chat. i dont leave it on all day, only when i want to chat. it TOTALLY EATS your battery staying on! unless you are at a desk where you can keep a charge, i wouldnt recommend keeping it open all day!
    whats nice about meebo, is it uses aim ,google talk, FB, msn, yahoo, myspace and a few others all combined, so you dont have to have a bunch of chat programs all running separately.
     
  5. gregbridwell

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    babbler views photos nicely. if they could combine all of the features of bloo & babbler and skin it nicely like the stock app i'd be happy.
     
  6. Mrdroid921

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    It's just not something I would expect on a Android device,

    I would expect this type of lame app on something like a BB or winmo

    phone. The Iphones is flashy and it works. I don't own a Iphone, but I do

    have a Ipod touch, I just think that facebook should treat our OS the same.
     
  7. All you gonna do is get yourself more pissed if you keep comparing the two markets. Alot of apps fall short of there apple counterparts.
     
  8. johnlgalt

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    You also have to realize that the Apple market has been around a lot longer than the Android Market. You're not comparing Apples to Apples (To quote Rob / Phases, <-- Did you see what I did there! :) ), so to expect the results to be the same is rather pointless.
     
  9. Lukehluke

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    Even so, I think that the need to improve the current facebook app.
     
  10. They had the facebook ap up and running near perfection within months of their iphone being released. There is no excuse for such a poor facebook app other than the obvious. Even when there main developer left cause he got sick of apples control, someone else picked it up and continued its development.
     
  11. Mrdroid921

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    Guys,

    I don't mean to compare the two, I am not really "Pissed" either.

    I feel like some of these app makers don't think Android is just as powerful

    as the Iphone OS, which is complete BS. So that's all guys, not mad just disappointed.
     
  12. I agree there are more pressing issues to be mad about. But disappointment is putting it lightly for me. Lol. We just have to site and wait for further development at some point.
     
  13. HotDawg

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    It doesn't even need comparing to the iPhone app. It sucks all by itself.
    And it's nothing to do with wanting more features - the "features" that are there don't even work.

    I end up using it as a portal to the website. Lame. More than lame. :(
     
  14. i like bloo but dont like the fact i have to use up more space to get an app for features that the native app should have
     
  15. HotDawg

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    Guys - I checked out Bloo, and...it just directs you to touch.facebook.com (!?!) What's the point?

    Although it did give me status bar notifications which was great.
     
  16. yakdroid

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    A little searching will allow you to realize the fact that the Android Facebook is not produced or supported by Facebook. Only "official" Facebook apps are allowed to send and receive "inbox" messages. Since the Android app is not official. It will Never be able to do it unless Facebook changes the policy. From what i hear, Facebook and Google are not the greatest friends to say the least. So, don't expect any changes in the policy. If ya want something far and above the android app get "bloo".
     
  17. I wish they would let me erase the native facebook ap then.

    Sent from my Nexus One using Tapatalk
     
  18. radikal

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    root your phone, erase the app :) bloo is getting better and better it seems and if you want updates from any of the facebook apps, send updates to gmail and then go into apps on facebook and find the ones that run on android and check them, they will be there if you allowed it to access FB at all.
     
  19. Fiezta

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    So, the best chatting system app for facebook at the moment will be bloo? Pls correct me if I am wrong, because I will like to kone.
    Thanks
     
  20. Fiezta

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    where on fb do u have to authorize to use bloo...because I download it on my nexus1 phone and it says before use, I must firs authorize and copy the 6digits code but where do I do this on fb?
    Thanks
     
  21. ceruti82

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    FOR CHATTING- use MEEBO. very good chat app.
    for facebook app~ use bloo. (no chat in bloo)
    i tried babbler for the past couple days, but it is very slow loading, and bloo is just much better. highly recommended.
     
  22. Trapper31

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  23. Fiezta

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    Thank you, I noticed the same problem with babbler, i guesed it is just what it names suggest(babbler), however how do I use blo, everytime I click on it, it says I need a six digits authorization code from facebook but i do not know where to activate it from m y facebook accoun. pls help
     
  24. Shadowtech

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    The new Bloo takes you to the touch site, so it no longer can get the code. However, the developer put a link up on his blog for it that will get you the code in your browser, then just enter it into Bloo.

    Log In | Facebook
     
  25. Fiezta

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    Thank you
     

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