Why do Facebook notifications still suck this bad?
I know this has been discussed before. I know this is a duplicate thread. But it doesn't seem to have been discussed since the most recent update, so I feel that a hearty
is in order.
Facebook's most recent update supposedly brought a bunch of improvements, including (paraphrasing) "much-needed updates to the notification system." Well, where the hell are they!? My phone's been on all night. Nothing. I opened the facebook app. Nothing. I opened notifications. Nothing. I clicked refresh. FIVE NOTIFICATIONS. If I have to notify it I want my notifications every time, the system is still broken!
Now, I get that Facebook is not very important to every day life, and this rant may seem trivial to some. But it's also the only way my damn family communicates anymore. Nobody sends an email, it's all on FB now. So why would it be so hard to make it work like the BlackBerry app that never let me down? Something happens on Facebook, I get an email. Instead of showing up in my inbox, the FB app "intercepts" it, recognizes it as the appropriate notification, and pops up a little icon in my notification bar? I mean, is there REALLY something preventing them from doing this? Arg.
Samsung Galaxy S3 - CM10
- 11-10-2010, 10:35 AM #2
- 11-10-2010, 10:43 AM #3
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No, it certainly isn't the A-Team. Also, the developer of Bloo removed his app from the market. I have the 1.5 beta apk, but it would be nice if he would open source the app like he said he would in July. Instead he posted that he was pulling Bloo One (The market app) and probably not releasing Bloo Two (Open Source). Fantastic.
Samsung Galaxy S3 - CM10
- 11-10-2010, 12:31 PM #5
It's not free but it's very cheap and well worth it for reliable and regular notifications (push coming soon too) but check out F+ notifications. I was using Bloo 1.5 beta but as stated, the developer will no longer be supporting it plus F+ is better.
I had the storm when it first came out and it took a few builds before the facebook app got to where it is now so I guess patience or F+ are our options.Bye bye S1 hello Droid X
- 11-10-2010, 12:40 PM #6Current: VZW Galaxy Nexus
Previously: generic flip phones -> Samsung Alias u740 -> Blackberry Storm 1-> Droid X
- 11-10-2010, 02:13 PM #8
Plus one for Facebook app sucking on Android. Can't believe my Blackberry one was better. Come on Facebook!
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- 11-10-2010, 08:30 PM #9
I definitely agree with the fact that notifications aren't very great.
I've noticed that some still end up missing from the list, plus you don't get notifications in the notifications bar of the phone for comments and likes, which I'm sure many others besides myself would very much like. The best thing about the update was that notifications now open inside the app instead of opening the website."My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last forever." - Thucydides, ancient Greek historian
- 11-11-2010, 09:34 AM #10Bye bye S1 hello Droid X
- 11-11-2010, 10:03 AM #11