11-07-2010 12:44 AM
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  1. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    They need to incorporate the Push notifications. Having to enable text messaging or e-mails for notifications is BS. The blackberry facebook app does this very well. why not spread the love??
    RIM worked with Facebook to do this on the Blackberry platform. I've never heard of Google or any Android handset maker working specifically with Facebook for better integration. I agree that Blackberry notifications are the absolute best on any platform, just like the iphone app is the gold standard right now.

    LOL it seems like Android gets no love from Facebook, even with Eric there.
    11-04-2010 12:50 AM
  2. stacyadell's Avatar
    ^ See above. Notifications open in the app now (and not the browser) but they are still missing (IMO) the most important ones, which are replies to your posts, or replies to posts you've commented on. Only notifications are Friend Requests, Event Invites, and Messages. Lame. Guess I still have to keep Bloo around just for notifications and chat.
    Try Go!Chat for facebook chat, it has a nicer UI and has both a free (add) and paid (no add) version. I have not tried the multiplatform chat programs out there like beejive or ebuddy because I only use google chat and facebook chat.

    I also spent the dollar something and bought F+ notifications. I was using Bloo 1.5 but found out the developer is taking a hiatus and will no longer be working on the application. F+ IMHO is better than Bloo and worth well worth the money.
    11-04-2010 09:18 AM
  3. stacyadell's Avatar
    For anyone wanting notifications definitely give F Plus a try. Dev keeps improving on app and is gonna add push notifications soon.
    plus one on F+, it keeps geeting better too with every update.
    11-04-2010 09:21 AM
  4. know1's Avatar
    For people wanting push notifications, why don't you set everything up to email you when someone replies to a post, requests to be your friend, etc.?

    That's the way I do it and so I've been getting notifications for a long time now.
    11-04-2010 09:29 AM
  5. stacyadell's Avatar
    I tried email notifications, but I did not like all the clutter in my inbox, but thanks for the tip.
    11-04-2010 09:52 AM
  6. Limjelo's Avatar
    For people wanting push notifications, why don't you set everything up to email you when someone replies to a post, requests to be your friend, etc.?

    That's the way I do it and so I've been getting notifications for a long time now.
    Exactly the point everyone is trying to make. I do this but it forces you to use the touch site rather than the app. The app should do this.
    11-04-2010 09:55 AM
  7. Dr.ElwinRansom's Avatar
    Why is FaceBook video functionality still zero? It's so very frustrating that it almost works, launches the video player and everything, and then gives you an error. Is is only certain devices that are having trouble with this? (Moto Droid 1 here.)
    11-04-2010 10:24 AM
  8. eye4ni's Avatar
    What I do to make it easy to delete all of my email notifications is I applied a filter in GMail to automatically apply a label to all notifications from Facebook. I don't worry about the clutter, because once a week or so, I open up the label filter and delete all of the old notifications at once. It has been working for me just fine. So, in a sense, I do receive push notifications from Facebook, but you cannot launch the app from the email, not a big deal, but I am still disappointed that facebook has not given us real push notifications.
    11-04-2010 11:12 AM
  9. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Yes, videos are quite annoying as well. So much room for improvement, but was happy to see an update so at least it's being worked on.

    Hopefully it gets a lot better shortly.
    11-04-2010 11:14 AM
  10. DrSuSE's Avatar
    I wanted to try F-Plus, but my credit card company and bank both block purchases from the UK. I emailed the dev to see if he wanted to do some sort of Paypal thing, but not sure it'd be worth it for him since distributing updates might be annoying.
    11-04-2010 11:19 AM
  11. sniffs's Avatar
    I want it so that when i get an email from a facebook post, that when I click the link in the email, rather than opening Facebook web, why can't it open the Facebook App and go to the post?!?
    11-04-2010 12:18 PM
  12. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    I want it so that when i get an email from a facebook post, that when I click the link in the email, rather than opening Facebook web, why can't it open the Facebook App and go to the post?!?
    Well, that makes sense that your email notifications do that, since it's an HTML link, which opens your browser

    Also, you can be reading that email message on your phone, laptop, iPad, library computer, PC, desktop, work PC, in some cases your television, etc. No good way for email to know what device you are reading it on, which Facebook app(s) you have installed, which one you want to use, etc.

    Which is why everyone wants push notifications for the app.
    11-04-2010 12:42 PM
  13. sniffs's Avatar
    Well.. I wont name names, but there's "another" platform that when you open certain links, it opens the coorisponding app.
    11-04-2010 01:06 PM
  14. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    They still have a long way to go before the official app is where it needs to be in terms of functionality.
    11-04-2010 01:31 PM
  15. know1's Avatar
    Exactly the point everyone is trying to make. I do this but it forces you to use the touch site rather than the app. The app should do this.
    It doesn't make me use the touch site. When I see an email notification, I open the app.
    11-04-2010 03:16 PM
  16. Salacon's Avatar
    I'm just repeating what's already been said quite a bit, but I definitely agree that the app needs to include notifications for comments and likes as part of what we get notified of in our notifications bar. I'm very happy that the notifications finally open inside the app, though. I'd also happily let them replace Groups with Chat. These changes are pretty much the perfect Facebook app for me.

    Also, am I the only one that preferred to have the homescreen (where you select Profile, Feed, Friends, etc.) as what opens when we click the icon vs. how it defaults to the news feed now?
    11-04-2010 10:37 PM
  17. li2327's Avatar
    I will be very happy when they fix the landscape issue for the app homescreen. I hate the way it displays on the Motorola Charm.
    11-05-2010 02:48 AM
  18. banksj17's Avatar
    I won't be happy until its the same as the iPhone. They tried to blame Google for the bad app today.

    Sent from my EVO 4G using Tapatalk Pro
    11-05-2010 03:00 AM
  19. Lynx's Avatar
    So I tried F+ again... its not to bad and when it gets push notifications it will be very good. I think its worth the $1 and change it cost me.
    11-05-2010 08:42 AM
  20. philby's Avatar
    Also, am I the only one that preferred to have the homescreen (where you select Profile, Feed, Friends, etc.) as what opens when we click the icon vs. how it defaults to the news feed now?
    This bugs me too, and it would seem simple enough to have an option in the settings to determine which opens by default.

    But based on this release they obviously aren't putting a whole lot of effort into the FB for Android app so its not surprising that they don't have alot of customization options...
    11-05-2010 10:58 AM
  21. Rambler358's Avatar
    Ya I know they are in the app, I meant that we actually get them in the status bar of our phones.
    Notifications still don't work on my EVO, not sure why. Nofications do show up in the app itself, but not the status bar. Guess I'll also be keeping Bloo around for a while.
    11-05-2010 02:41 PM
  22. Rambler358's Avatar
    Why is FaceBook video functionality still zero? It's so very frustrating that it almost works, launches the video player and everything, and then gives you an error. Is is only certain devices that are having trouble with this? (Moto Droid 1 here.)
    The only videos that work for me are YouTube. Everything else gives me a can't play video message.
    11-05-2010 02:51 PM
  23. Sinamn2224's Avatar
    Yeah its funny how you can upload a video using your phone, but then can't play it using the same phone that recorded it.

    The app seems to open in the spot you left off. If I go to the home screen and then close it and reopen it a little bit later, it opens in the home screen, not the news feed, but this app has become pretty useless to me with HTC Facebook widget, f+ notifications and go chat. Would be nice to have everything in one app, but those three do everything I need better than the app so until it actually works its dead to me.
    11-05-2010 05:49 PM
  24. Salacon's Avatar
    The app seems to open in the spot you left off. If I go to the home screen and then close it and reopen it a little bit later, it opens in the home screen, not the news feed...
    I've tried going to home screen and then backing out, but it always reopens in news feed for me. But now I see that using the Home button while on the main screen makes it reopen with that same screen. Before I could use the Back button and get the same result, but I suppose this'll work for now.
    11-06-2010 01:15 AM
  25. myswagsblue's Avatar
    would this be better to use than the preloaded app on my hero?
    11-06-2010 08:58 PM
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