1. pcguys's Avatar
    I read that facebook is forcing their employees to use their facebook app for android because it is soo terrible.

    I'm a super light facebook user, but I don't want to use a crappy app.

    So, what's the best facebook app for android?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    08-27-2012 12:45 PM
  2. Cyrene's Avatar
    As terrible as it is, I use the Facebook for Android app. Tried Friendcaster and hated it more.

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    08-27-2012 12:49 PM
  3. dra's Avatar
    i have tried both and i always go back to scope aka socialscope, have been using it since my old blackberry days.
    08-27-2012 01:41 PM
  4. jean15paul's Avatar
    I use Friendcaster. I like it more than Facebook for 2 reasons. 1) It loads WAY faster than facebook. 2) It saves your position in the News Feed, which I like because I prefer to start at the bottom and "read up" (oldest to newest), instead of starting at the top and "reading down" (newest to oldest).

    With any 3rd party facebook app, you going to experience 1 (potentially) big problem. Under privacy settings on facebook, each user can set it so that 3rd party apps can't access their data. I think this was really created for facebook's web-apps (e.g. farmville, etc), but it applies to 3rd pary clients too. So if any of your friends have that privacy setting turned on, you won't be able to see any of their posts, comments, messages, etc.

    I have a few close friends that have that privacy setting turned on, so I end up using a combination of Friendcaster (for general FB reading) and Facebook (to interact with specific people).
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    08-27-2012 02:39 PM
  5. pcguys's Avatar
    Wow! Thanks for sharing this non-obvious 3rd party issue. It never would have occurred to me.

    Mike
    08-27-2012 02:41 PM
  6. jean15paul's Avatar
    Wow! Thanks for sharing this non-obvious 3rd party issue. It never would have occurred to me.

    Mike
    Yeah, it's kind of a pain. It make it that much more frustrating that the official FB app sucks!
    08-27-2012 03:10 PM
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