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Facebook Refreshing Android Application, Adding Groups and Places Support

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. phandroid

    phandroid Admin News Bot
    Thread Starter

    Mark Zuckerberg just announced that Facebook will be refreshing its line of mobile apps, including the much-maligned Android version. Admitting that the app currently available on Google’s OS isn’t quite up to speed with its iPhone brethren, the new Android version will be treated to many of the same upgrades. Two big addition that hit [...]


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  2. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto

    It's about time. Now let's see how much of a difference it makes.
  3. Kimboinatl

    Kimboinatl Newbie

    I just downloaded the new version... aaaaand you STILL can't see photo comments, or comment on photos. Ah well, back to using the mobile site.
  4. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto

    Yea, it's worse than it was, slow as molasses, no comments for photos, no photos, for that matter.....
  5. jen8112

    jen8112 Android Enthusiast

    OMG who cares about f-ing Places?!!! They could have at least added notifications for Wall posts! The FB Android app is still waaay worse than the iPhone or even Blackberry app for that matter! Urg!!!
  6. jasnmb

    jasnmb Well-Known Member

    it still sucks and confirms that facebook still hates android users.

  7. Rightontime

    Rightontime Member

    You would think that since erik tseng is now on the facebook team he would have pushed them to make the android app up to par with the iphone one.
  8. wmtoandroid

    wmtoandroid Well-Known Member

    Why has Facebook placed so much emphasis on getting people to share their location. Only my wife should know where I am and of the 100+ friends I have on facebook, not one of them want to share where they are.

    One of the questions that Facebook dodged at the conference was "how is privacy ensured once a third-party knows a user location". Facebook couldn't (didn't want to) answer that one because it's a huge hole in their business model - once your location is revealed to a third-party, it doesn't matter what your Facebook privacy settings are set to, that third-party can do what it wants with your information.
  9. Rambler358

    Rambler358 Android Enthusiast

    I can't even get Groups to load on my Evo. And it looks like notifications still hasn't been fixed. :rolleyes:
  10. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    Pathetic update... Facebook is jocking apple and hating on android period. im convinced of it
    cr0wnest likes this.
  11. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    good thing i'm a twitter power user. screw fb and their so called Android "app"
  12. Kabob

    Kabob Android Enthusiast

    Gonna skip on this update for now...
  13. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    facebook could learn from twitter. there update actually was good
  14. Rambler358

    Rambler358 Android Enthusiast

    TweetDeck seems to be a better Facebook app, than the official Facebook app. :rolleyes:
  15. jen8112

    jen8112 Android Enthusiast

    I tried that today because I was annoyed with the FB update. I logged in to Tweetdeck and added my FB account but it wouldn't let me click on the "done" button on the bottom so I uninstalled it. Any ideas what was wrong?
  16. Rambler358

    Rambler358 Android Enthusiast

    Hmmm... I'm not sure what "Done" button you're referring to? I don't see that button anywhere on mine.
  17. buffettgirl

    buffettgirl Well-Known Member

    as for Groups - it also only lists the "new" format groups. It doesn't list any of your old style groups.

  18. jen8112

    jen8112 Android Enthusiast

    Top - Signed into Tweetdeck
    Middle - Signed into Facebook
    Bottom - Supposed to click "done" but the button does nothing.

    Sorry the pic is so small, couldn't get it to upload.

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  19. Rambler358

    Rambler358 Android Enthusiast

    Oh, okay - for TweetDeck you need to have a Twitter account as well, and sign into it from the app. Go to twitter.com, create an account there, and then I think you should be set. Even if you don't use the Twitter account you still need it for the app.
  20. jen8112

    jen8112 Android Enthusiast

    Oh I did not know that. I do have a Twitter I just never use it. Thanks!
  21. jen8112

    jen8112 Android Enthusiast

    Ok I finally got it. Anyway to not get updates for every single thing someone posts?

  22. I agree with your opinion;)
  23. Rambler358

    Rambler358 Android Enthusiast

    Well, you should only get updates from your friends. I guess if you have a million friends, then you'll be one busy girl! LOL :D

    But yes, the app will update just like it does on the Facebook web site. But you can turn notifications off, and just view the posts when you want.

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