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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by heimy25, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. heimy25

    heimy25 Newbie
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    Pretty sure this is keeping my phone awake. I didn't do any long tests with it installed, but it appears like it won't go to sleep.

    Anyone else have this problem? The new app is pretty slick, but I won't use it if it keeps my phone awake.

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  2. mlblack16

    mlblack16 Well-Known Member

    Seems okay on mine. Wake time average is 14% after 3 days
  3. meangreengdub

    meangreengdub Android Enthusiast

    What's new in the update? I never really cared for the android fb app.

    Also, anyone know how to add the mobile applications from Facebook like Farmville?
  4. heimy25

    heimy25 Newbie
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    blblack16, is this with the newest update? Have you confirmed that your phone is still sleeping? If your up and awake time have been going for awhile, it could be hard to tell the changed.

    meangreendub, I actually don't remember what the old app was like, but I know I didn't like it and used bloo instead. This new one looks to be much, much better.
  5. ToxicToastKatz

    ToxicToastKatz Android Enthusiast

    I think the only thing they need to add (which surprised me it didn't make this update) is the ability to get into your inbox and send messages.

    Other than that, the update is pretty much a re-write of the app. The widget is redesigned and there is a bunch more new stuff.
  6. mlblack16

    mlblack16 Well-Known Member

    I definitely have the newest version. Which brings me to ask, did this version take away our notification options?? I heard my phone do the facebook pop sound. I never had it set for that, but for the life of me I can't find them anymore.

    Oh, and BTW, my phone us sleeping fine.
  7. xisruno

    xisruno Member

    I thought the phone had Facebook built in. Do I need the app too?
  8. heimy25

    heimy25 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Damn! I'll do more tests and see if the app is keeping my phone awake.

    There are still notification options. Click the menu key from the "home" page and you'll get settings for it.

    The app is basically like browsing to the mobile facebook site, but as a nice, slick app instead.
  9. Huge improvement. Biggest additions that I noticed:

    * Can search friends now
    * New 'Home' screen that allows you to pick between news feed, notifications, photo albums, take and upload an immediate pic to FB, profile.
    * You can now see who 'likes' your status (before it would not display)
    * No more 'shake to refresh' (I personally liked the shake)
    * Under 'notifications', it not only displays new ones, but allows you to quickly read the comments made or be taken to that particular wall post, note, comment etc.
    * Widget slightly re-designed. I still don't like it and wish they would do something more like the 'Peep' widget that allows you to smoothly scroll through updates.
    * Adds a new 'Tiger' app, that schedules all your hotel visits with your mistresses...and subsequent appointments to the free clinic
    * One of these are made up
    * Basically makes it less necessary to use the mobile version to check basic functions.

    I'm sure there are more, but these are the ones I noticed and am pleased with, as I use the app a lot.
  10. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    I updated FB app last night and my awake time this morning is 7%.
  11. BSki

    BSki Well-Known Member

    I still prefer Babbler lite.
  12. heimy25

    heimy25 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Did you check your awake time stats after opening the program? I noticed that just having it installed was fine, but after opening it then my phone wouldnt sleep
  13. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    Yes, after I updated it last night I had to go into it and enter my user/pass again and after it logged in I checked a few of my friends status' and looked at some of the new features. I have not restarted my phone since that point and i'm at 11% awake now. After the 7% from earlier.
  14. arh1192

    arh1192 Newbie

    Is there away to make the notification come directly to my phone even if the facebook app isn't open?

    Sorry if this is a noob question. I just got my Hero last night. (Coming from a Palm Pre)

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