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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by MisterMixelpix, May 26, 2010.

  1. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Who uses which and why?

    I'm on an Incredible, and with all the horror stories of the Facebook app going on, I'm wondering if it'd be in my best interest to just shut off the sync on that thing and scrap the widget in favor of simply using the FB bookmark.

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  2. Jayziac

    Jayziac Well-Known Member

    I use touch.facebook.com or even m.facebook.com (has more live news updates).
  3. tigrr07

    tigrr07 Well-Known Member

    Are they not the same thing?

    Just checked out touch vs m and touch is better, which is what I use normally.
  4. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer

    I mostly use Bloo but occasionally use Touch.
  5. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I find more up to date new items / status updates on m.facebook.com for some reason. I always use that instead of touch.facebook.com.
  6. touch sometimes pisses me off because logout and post are so close together and my fat thumb sometimes hits logout instead.....
  7. Ettventer

    Ettventer Newbie

    Neither. The app is useless, as is touch. So now I just use m.facebook.com
  8. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    What's killing me is I like the FB widget. I use that more than I use the actual app or website. :(
  9. m165

    m165 Well-Known Member

    When you go to the touch website, under where it says "Home" it will either say "News Feed" or "Live Feed".

    If it says "News Feed", click on it and the text will change too "Live Feed". This will switch it to view the actual up to the second updates, rather than the strange way the news feed does it. Maybe this was your problem?

    I use a mixture of the official client, bloo and the touch site, I haven't settled into one app / site yet!
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  10. Ngo93

    Ngo93 Android Enthusiast

    love the touch site, switch to full site if I need to comment on photos
  11. Lefort1

    Lefort1 Android Enthusiast

    I use the app only because the Widget is so easy to use and launches the app.
  12. niea

    niea Newbie

    I bounce around between them also. I use the app more now that it has the Inbox, and the notifications launch it. But the Inbox can only handle so many messages in any one thread. I've hit the limit before and the app just stops displaying the messages where as touch and m sites show all messages.

    I like the touch interface the best. It doesn't always update frequently, though, so sometimes I switch to m to see everything.
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  13. it's definately a process... I interchange all the time too.
  14. XtremeAaron

    XtremeAaron Android Enthusiast

    I actually dont mind the app/widget. Just open and hit refresh and i get up to date status updates. No real need for the website based options.
  15. Schwin97

    Schwin97 Well-Known Member

    But with Froyo and flash I think the web experience may be the better experience. With the limitations of the apps, I would rather have a widget that would take me to the website when it was clicked versus the app...
  16. niea

    niea Newbie

    I wish there was an option that let me choose what application/website opened with a particular type of notification. Then I could have notifications open touch or whathaveyou.
  17. Jayziac

    Jayziac Well-Known Member

    Could also create a link to the touch.facebook.com site with the web browser and leave the window open in the background. The problem with too many apps is some of them can have bugs and use up battery power in the background fetching useless data.
  18. admile3

    admile3 Member

    I really hope the Facebook team will give the Android OS the lovin' it deserves when it comes to the Facebook application. With the speed enhancements of FroYo and the processing power the Incredible packs, I think the time is more than upon us for a more robust application, with facebook chat integration.

    Does anyone remember when the last major Facebook update came out for Android? I'd say we're about due for one
  19. kgreendenver

    kgreendenver Well-Known Member

    Is the null error something to be expected all the time? I'm a new android user (less than two weeks) and i'm now getting it. Sorta annoying...
  20. westernstar11

    westernstar11 Lurker

    Same here... I've been using the Facebook for Android app since I got the incredible when it first came out, and tonight is the first time I've gotten this "null" error.

    I also bounce back and forth between the app & using the teL.site via the browser.
  21. watersrules

    watersrules Well-Known Member

    2 droids in my house getting the "null" issue.. hopefully its just an update coming due to the new privacy deal
  22. Nightfall

    Nightfall Well-Known Member

    I use both. I use the "touch" website when I want a full client. I use my facebook app when I want to post stuff from my phone like pictures and such. Would be nice to see a better client on the droid.
  23. qwho

    qwho Newbie

    also have the null issue here. can't open my feeds on the app at all.
  24. brink

    brink Newbie

    I hate how you can't see who "likes" a post on the app...all you get is "5 people like this"
  25. Cheule

    Cheule Newbie

    It's like that on the full site isn't it? If one person likes it, it will tell you who, if more than one it just says the number of people...space saver?

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