1. slinky317's Avatar
    So I love the look and feel of the Facebook app. It's fast and the UI is clean and simple. However, when I exit it, that's where the problems begin. I have it set for a 30 minute refresh interval, but it seems it can go an hour more without refreshing. Also, I have to manually refresh to see new notifications, and nothing is being shown in the Drawer. Am I doing something wrong or is it this way for everyone?
    05-11-2010 02:49 PM
  2. eazid's Avatar
    It's not the best. I use the touch.facebook.com and m.Facebook.com sites and just have the notifications on Facebook send me the emails. From there I just use the links provided in the email. Works best for me.
    05-11-2010 02:59 PM
  3. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    It's not the best. I use the touch.facebook.com and m.Facebook.com sites and just have the notifications on Facebook send me the emails. From there I just use the links provided in the email. Works best for me.
    same here...
    I think I don't have the app installed, or maybe I do, but it is a lot better IMHO from the bb app.
    05-11-2010 03:17 PM
  4. Adiliyo's Avatar
    the bb app has many things the android app is missing.

    i can't think of anything the android app offers that the bb is missing.
    05-11-2010 03:20 PM
  5. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    the bb app has many things the android app is missing.

    i can't think of anything the android app offers that the bb is missing.
    speed .
    used to take forever to regenerate your friends list.
    The FB app and the incremental updates has been debated to death at CB.
    Notifications were better on the BB, but a lot had issues with the app and ended up just going to m.facebook.com.
    05-11-2010 03:23 PM
  6. Adiliyo's Avatar
    i don't think speed had much to do with the app, anything that goes out to the internet is slower on a bb compared to other platforms.

    as far as features though, the bb app was far more useful than the android one. half the stuff just links to the mobile site anyways on android.

    and recently they give us a proper inbox, but then take away the ability to send pictures from the app.

    of course, the holy grail of facebook apps is the iphone one, but it doesn't seem like we'll ever get it on here.
    05-11-2010 03:28 PM
  7. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Valid argument.
    Hey I am just happy I am getting notifications of replies!!!!! (here I mean not FB)
    05-11-2010 03:31 PM
  8. slinky317's Avatar
    All I want is notifications for FB. Everything else on it is fine.
    05-11-2010 03:34 PM
  9. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    All I want is notifications for FB. Everything else on it is fine.
    +1
    10 char.
    05-11-2010 03:38 PM
  10. slinky317's Avatar
    Apparently, I just realized that you only get notifications for new messages (not comments), pokes, and friend requests. Comments don't give you a notification.

    Come on! Comments are the biggest thing for Facebook right now. How can you make it so it DOESN'T give you a notification? Ugh.
    05-11-2010 03:51 PM
  11. kev83202's Avatar

    and recently they give us a proper inbox, but then take away the ability to send pictures from the app.
    You can upload or take pictures from the app it wasn't taken away. I don't think the app is very good either, but I just set it up to get my notifications to my gmail.
    05-11-2010 04:55 PM
  12. Adiliyo's Avatar
    that's how mine is setup as well.

    i agree that if they could properly implement commenting and notification of comments it would make the app 100% more useful.

    i mean pokes? really? who ever uses that?

    that, the ability to tag pictures, and chat would really make the facebook app spectacular in my book.
    05-12-2010 05:41 AM
  13. RBasil's Avatar
    Coming from an iPhone the FB app on Android is complete crap.
    05-12-2010 01:01 PM
  14. Adiliyo's Avatar
    you can't beat the iphone app.
    05-12-2010 05:37 PM
  15. wavechaser's Avatar
    It's terrible. I removed it almost instantly. Disabled the "mobile version of webpages" function on my phone, and just visit the website through my browser whenever I want to check Facebook. It works great, looks amazing, and I have complete control over my account unlike the crappy Facebook widget.
    05-12-2010 07:52 PM
  16. stickstickly's Avatar
    Yes I agree, the iPhone App is amazing. The Android App does suck currently I never get notified on anything unless I am using m.facebook.com and that looks ugly.
    So let's just wait until the Android App is upgraded it will be as good as the iPhone one soon.
    05-12-2010 07:58 PM
  17. Adiliyo's Avatar
    try touch.facebook.com

    i think it is better than the m.facebook site.

    also just the normal version of the page loads pretty well on this phone
    05-12-2010 11:38 PM
  18. TreyDaPrince's Avatar
    I have an iPod touch and I never used it for facebook because I can only use it when I'm home over wifi and then I just get in my computer. But today I wanted to check it out and see what all the fuss was about and I must say, I see why now. The iPod facebook app is amazing. It is indeed head and shoulders above Android but then again it's better than all the competition. So I'm not gonna sit up here and say the Android facebook App is crap because it's not. It's just inferior to apples facebook App. I just wish that someday Androids will look like it.
    05-25-2010 03:11 AM
  19. beef5stew's Avatar
    Go get bloo from the marketplace.
    05-26-2010 04:04 PM
  20. Kyle Gibb's Avatar
    use AIM for FB chat. very nice app
    05-26-2010 04:14 PM
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