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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Ferdamshur, May 18, 2011.

  1. Ferdamshur

    Ferdamshur Lurker
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    Hi All -

    Setting up my Nexus S 4G, after upgrading from a Hero, and I'm trying to decide on a Facebook app.

    I want notification, and the ability to reply to posts, and messages. And I don't want the browser to steer me to the mobile site all the time.


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  2. raynoldsk

    raynoldsk Android Enthusiast

    Try Flow or Friendcaster ( same app, they changed the name, i think).
  3. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Suggest you look in the STICKY on this forum entitled The "Best (Category) App" thread list as this contains the already asked, and answered, thread that may help you...

    Best Facebook App

    Hope this helps. :D
  4. Ferdamshur

    Ferdamshur Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, ironass, I did search before posting, but didn't come upon this thread.

    However, the last post is a year and a half ago, so, pretty stale by now.

    Thanks for the tip, raynoldsk, I think the field has been narrowed to seesmic (but no notifications!). Friendcaster, and Tweetdeck.

    With all the $$$ that FB has, why can't they make a decent mobile app???
  5. HTCandroid

    HTCandroid Well-Known Member

    friendcaster for me, works well
  6. raynoldsk

    raynoldsk Android Enthusiast

    You would think they would, wouldn't you?

    I tried Seesmic and Tweetdeck, and they both worked fine for Twitter, but did not work well for FB for me. I think it may be due to different log-in names, so if you have the same log-in for both, ymmv.

    I ended up using the Twitter mobile app, though, with TweetPlus. My main need in Twitter was being able to translate. Seesmic did (with TweetPlus)' but TweetPlus wouldn't work without the Twitter app, so I just stuck with that. I liked Seesmic better, thoug, and if you can get it working with FB, too, that would be great!
  7. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Well-Known Member

    I've tried friendcaster many times, and I just do not like it. It's a touch slow. The free version has HUGE ads. I don't like the UI. It does not have chat.

    Do not try Facebook Mobile, by far the worst of the worst.

    For me, the regular ole Facebook for Android app is best.

    Now here's the key: You will want to log in to FB on a PC, and set up your profile for mobile notifications. Select every option that is supported by mobile. Then make sure you have a pop-up notification app for SMS (SMS Popup, Handcent, Go SMS Pro, etc,) Then anytime you get a FB notification, it will be texted to you, and pop up on a big big pop window on your phone, and usually will include the senders FB profile pic.
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  8. Ferdamshur

    Ferdamshur Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Excellent tip - I'll give it a shot.


  9. Ferdamshur

    Ferdamshur Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hey ClubSteeler -

    I've set things up with Go SMS Pro (Wow)!) and all works well, but I have one question - how do I get FB profile pics to populate to my phone contacts list?

    Thankee kindly...
  10. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Well-Known Member

    Install the Facebook for Android app. In Settings, click on Sync Contacts, pick what all you want to synch, and it should be done.

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