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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by beechler7dk, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. beechler7dk

    beechler7dk Newbie
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    I don't have my Evo yet.... but I've read that there are 2 facebook apps to choose from during setup.... Facebook for Android, and Facebook for HTC Sense.

    1) - What is the difference between the 2? Should I choose one over the other, or does it not really matter?
    2) - Can I use 2 different Facebook accounts? (1 for FBFA, 1 for FBFHTCS), and would it give me the option to choose which account I wanted, when I wanted to upload a photo, do a status update, etc....

    Thanks for your help!

  2. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Android Enthusiast

    They're kind of redundant. If you want the actual Facebook app (Profile, Inbox, Notifications, Friends, etc) then get Facebook for Android. Facebook for HTC Sense only ties in facebook integration into contacts and when you share your photos
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  3. neodorian

    neodorian Android Expert

    Weird thing is...when I ran Appbrain, it told me to update Facebook and now I seem to have both. Problem is that when I try to add certain facebook contacts to my favorites/speed dial widget, the list only goes like halfway through my contacts so some of them cant add facebook data. Not sure if I screwed up having both installed but even re-syncing hasn't fixed it. Might have to delete and then re-add the account under Sense Facebook.
  4. JasonK75

    JasonK75 Well-Known Member

    I use both. The FB for HTC to provide pictures to my contacts and for the Friendstream. I use the app for heavy FB surfing and mail.
  5. flyjbaker

    flyjbaker Android Expert

    m.facebook.com is the best as far as I am concerned. It is basically the full site minus the margins. Most of the margin content is at the bottom of the page. It runs fast and has most of the content of the full site.
  6. zpilot

    zpilot Well-Known Member

    no fb chat :(
  7. nadornetto

    nadornetto Lurker

    how do you enable both. when i go to accounts and sync it wont let me add a new account for the facebook for android app.
  8. Does the facebook app let you comment pics? The HTC version is awful. You click someones new photo and rather than take you to that photo, it just takes you to all of them and you have to hunt thru them. You also cant comment one while looking at it. Is the app any better?
  9. beechler7dk

    beechler7dk Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I was able to comment - it's in the menu button if I recall.
  10. beechler7dk

    beechler7dk Newbie
    Thread Starter

    It let me put a separate account on each one (FB for HTCsense and FB for Android, the normal stock android app). It did exactly what was hoping it would do!

    you just go to settings>sync accounts, or whatever, and then "add account", and it should allow to select which one you want. You can't add 2 accounts to each, though, you just have to log out and log back in with your other account if you wanna use 2-3 accounts on the same app. I'm no expert (just had this thing 24 hours now), but that's what I've found in my limited experience so far.
  11. beechler7dk

    beechler7dk Newbie
    Thread Starter

    m.facebook.com is an app? Or is that just an alternate site you navigate to using browser?
  12. beechler7dk

    beechler7dk Newbie
    Thread Starter


    So far I'm very pleased.
  13. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    I use both.

    I have 2 facebook...A personal facebook for my friends, family and such
    and then i have a modeling facebook completely dedicated to my modeling.

    Facebook for android is used for my personal account...it allows me to reply to messages, allows me to comment on people's wall posts and write on their walls....
    I also upload all the pics i've taken and trust me in the 2 days ive had an evo, ive taken quite a few pix of myself lol using the android app.

    Only thing i hate is...1)No chat, 2)To see certain things someone posted a comment on it takes you to the browser.

    Iphone app for android is the best i've seen but from my understanding i don't think the android facebook app is the official "facebook app" like iphone

    FOr the htc facebook app, i sync my modeling facebook account to it to keep up with what the people are saying. It really doesn't do much except like ppl stated above sync facebook with your contacts and you can update your status.
  14. mted558

    mted558 Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to merge the two contact lists? I have all my Facebook contacts and i want to merge them with my "People" app. Is there a way to do this?
  15. crunchy

    crunchy Newbie

    I find it ridiculous that Facebook for Android sucks so much. Come on Facebook, get it together.
  16. mattyjc

    mattyjc Newbie

    wait so NEITHER app for FB has chat on it?
  17. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    Sadly hon nope.....Personally i hate facebook im but it doesnt have it.
  18. Munnarg

    Munnarg Well-Known Member

    eBuddy does Facebook chat very well actually, along with other IM chats.
  19. mv520

    mv520 Newbie

    i use ebuddy for fb chat. its in the market. free
  20. spidremann

    spidremann Newbie

    I finally found the 2 account FB solution. Use the Android FB app for your main account, and download BuzzDeck from the market. You can add a FB card and stay signed in to that. It won't sync up contacts or let you chat, but at least you can access both accounts.
    The reason BuzzDeck seems to work is that it doesn't really on the browser. I used to use the HTC Sense version for my main account and the FB app for my other. Problem was, every time I'd need to click anything from my main account, it would take me to the browser, which was tied into the FB app, thereby showing me the wrong account info. Confused? Yes, so was I.
    It's not perfect, but it helps me out, as I keep separate family and friends accounts.

    Personally, I think that the HTC Sense version really just confuses things.

    Please let me know if this info helps anyone else!
  21. in the people app, click the persons contact card, then at the top right there is a link button. click that, then link it to the facebook account.
  22. chuckevo

    chuckevo Newbie

    Where does one get facebook for HTC say is someone deleted it on accident....
  23. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    lol how exactly did u delete it?
    root perhaps?

    if so couldnt u do a nandroid backup

    if not by root
    how exactly did u delete it lol
  24. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Android Expert

    I got confused at 1st too having Facebook app on phone and the one for HTC sense. I still don't fully understand it. I do have Friend Stream open sometimes but usually I just go to the browser and to FB best way for me. Having this big screen and fast browser is great for me. But on my Touch Pro 2 when I commented or made a status it would say sent from mobile phone or HTC Sense. I commented from the web browser and from the app and noticed it didn't say that. Just curious cause I commented from my phone on break one night from work and someone thought I was on the work computer on FB.

    But when you guys talk about Facebook app for Android that's the app that came with the phone right? Now a different one from the marketplace? I still like just going to the browser it takes you to m.facebook.com then mine goes to some touch facebook site. I do like the app that is on the phone though it's better than the one on my TP2. I don't think it's the same. But on my TP2 I mostly just went to the web browser to get there too. I had it set up as my home page.
  25. chuckevo

    chuckevo Newbie

    root... It disappeared after I ran the the file someone posted that removed the sprint bloatware.

    So.. Any suggestions on how to get it back, without having to crap the phone out.

    I didnt do a backup.. Cuse I had nothing really to back up.

    Not really a big deal, since all I lack is the facebook sync which was kind of anoying, mostly due to it placing duplicates and the fact some of my friends are ******ed and put numbers such as 867-5309..
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