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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by drakester, May 31, 2010.

  1. drakester

    drakester Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Coming from iPhone the ONLY thing that isnt better on Android is the facebook app. It pretty much sucks compared to iPhone. No fault of Android but Facebook just hasnt put the time into it i guess.

    With all the hype around the Evo, do you guys think that facebook and others will be releasing new versions this week? I see logmein has made their app finally available but its still in beta. I can only assume they know a lot of their users are leaving iPhone and want to have a solution ready when they make the switch...

    any thoughts?
     


  2. BigRick10

    BigRick10 Well-Known Member

    Facebook releases SDK for Android | Android Central

    Hopefully someone can make a great FB app.

    try touch.facebook.com for now
     
  3. suprmallet

    suprmallet Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, the one thing I miss about my iPhone is the Facebook app. The Android one doesn't compare at all. I'd love to see them spruce it up, but I'm not holding my breath.
     
  4. Bat~man

    Bat~man Well-Known Member

    The facebook App on Android is so terrible I don't even bother with it.

    With the Hero 2.1 update they forced it on me so I can't uninstall the POS. Hopefully soon it will get better tho.
     
  5. ImmaSlave4U

    ImmaSlave4U Android Enthusiast

    I wonder how Android's FB app compares with the Pre's FB app. Never had the priviliage to use the iPhones FB app.
     
  6. C_Dub

    C_Dub Member

    Yeah there's really no comparison. The iPhone app is amazing. If the EVO doesn't kick the devs into gear then I don't know what will.
     
  7. ImmaSlave4U

    ImmaSlave4U Android Enthusiast

    What does it say when posting status updates using the official app? I've seen iPhone, Blackberry and Palm on my friends list, but not Android. For instance, when I post a status update using the Pre's FB app it says this:"...via Facebook
     
  8. TheBlackPrince

    TheBlackPrince Well-Known Member

    I believe it just says 'via Facebook for Android' or something like tha
     
  9. drakester

    drakester Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i know about the SDK, but i think thats for devs integrating with Facebook. I am talking about Facebook updating their own app.

    The iPhone version is just as good or even better than the actual facebook website.

    Im sure with Facebook attending Google IO they have to be working on something, the first facebook app for iPhone kinda sucked too but now its awesome.
     
  10. newone757

    newone757 Android Enthusiast

    ^^^

    when a facebook email notification is pushed to my phone i just have a shortcut to touch.facebook.com on my homescreen, this site is EXCELLENT on this screen. Just wish it had the comments for photos on it.


    I also hear good things about "bloo". Should be in the marketplace and it has notifications. and its free
     
  11. JoshUng

    JoshUng Well-Known Member

    I absolutely hate my Facebook app for Blackberry, Android's can't be any worse, can it?
     
  12. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Android Enthusiast

    No, not even close. I'm an iPhone user switching to the EVO this week, and the Facebook app is one thing that I'm really going to miss, but that's going way too far. There are all sorts of things that you can't do on the iPhone app. That said, it is pretty good and they're always improving it.
     
  13. MarqBland

    MarqBland Newbie

    I'm with you on that one. However, my partner has an Android phone and the Facebook for Android app is pretty terrible. Only perk is that he doesn't have to wait 20 minutes with an hourglass flipping in order to write a message to someone. God I can't wait to get rid of this friggin Tour and get my Evo. I'll just use touch.facebook.com until a quality app is available. And I'll keep EBuddy open so that I can chat with people.
     
  14. RoboMonkey

    RoboMonkey Android Expert

    What's Facebook and why do I care?
     
  15. Eguy

    Eguy Android Enthusiast

    The Pre's Facebook app is very similar to the iPhone one. The Android one just sucks :p.
     
  16. evoq

    evoq Newbie

    I'm an iPad owner without an iPhone now considering an Evo. I have never used the Android system.

    FB does not have a dedicated app for iPad, so I have installed the iPhone version, which gets magnified and looks pixelated, and therefore doesn't look that good. Instead, I've been using something called Sobees for iPad, which blows FB's own app out of the water. Sobees on iPad looks almost like a magazine and it is just absolutely gorgeous.

    I checked Sobees website (sobees - sobees) and it looks like they have an Android app. I don't know if it integrates with FB or if it as good as the iPad version but it would be great if some of the Android folks here can give it a whirl and report back.

    sobees - sobees for Twitter
     
  17. Eguy

    Eguy Android Enthusiast

    That looks very similar to Friend Stream. You might not need it.
     
  18. suprmallet

    suprmallet Android Enthusiast

    That is correct. At the moment there's no logo, although I believe MotoBlur phones get a Motorola logo.

    Why do you need a Facebook app for the iPad? The web browser displays the full web version of Facebook perfectly, minus chat.
     
  19. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Android Enthusiast

    :D

    I wouldn't know how to get ahold of any of my friends anymore if it weren't for fb.
     
  20. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    there's a reason why the fb app on Android is lacking behind the iPhone's. i tried searching to find the article i read, but it has something to do with the fb devs holding off for something else. as Android becomes more widely adopted, i think it will vastly improve. may take some time, though.
     

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