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  1. bob the noob's Avatar
    Question for those of you who are getting notifications: Do you have FB added as an account under "my accounts" or did you just log into the app?
    12-15-2010 09:21 AM
  2. Moke0043's Avatar
    It still sucks...
    12-15-2010 09:29 AM
  3. Wildo6882's Avatar
    For the record...

    I'm only using the app, I'm on a DX with the latest 2.2 official update, I have notifications checked, and I have received some push notifications that I wasn't receiving before the latest FB update.

    The only ones I can account for are for comments on my status update and comments on someone else's status that I had commented on. I'm receiving these before my email is even coming in. Someone did like my status, but I didn't receive a push notification for that, but there also isn't an option to receive that via email either, so I don't really care.

    I can't account for anything with chat because I don't use it, and no one has posted on my wall, so I don't know about that, but I am getting some push notifications.
    12-15-2010 09:39 AM
  4. Kamen's Avatar
    The app in the market states it is for 2.2+ so I am guessing that means only phones with 2.2.1 can use it which for us EVO users who only have the base 2.2, we are left in the dark for the Push Notifications.

    However here is where it gets sketchy. My wife and I both have EVOs and both phones are up to date on the same versions for Android and the new 1.5 Facebook app. Mine gets nothing in regards to Push Notifications, but hers however gets them all and almost instantly. She gets wall posts, comments, likes, requests, you name it. I am debating whether or not to do a Hard Reset to see if that helps at all, but do I really want to go through all of that just to get this app to function properly?
    12-15-2010 09:47 AM
  5. Johnly's Avatar
    Getting chat pushed is a nice step. My messages getting pushed is nice also. My rad launcher pro widget shows me the rest, pokes always get emailed to me. I am not missing anything, except I think those that think it still sucks have a point. We need a complete unified pushed experience, but I am loving the chat and messages being pushed!
    12-15-2010 09:51 AM
  6. Mikey's Avatar
    The app in the market states it is for 2.2+ so I am guessing that means only phones with 2.2.1 can use it which for us EVO users who only have the base 2.2, we are left in the dark for the Push Notifications.

    However here is where it gets sketchy. My wife and I both have EVOs and both phones are up to date on the same versions for Android and the new 1.5 Facebook app. Mine gets nothing in regards to Push Notifications, but hers however gets them all and almost instantly. She gets wall posts, comments, likes, requests, you name it. I am debating whether or not to do a Hard Reset to see if that helps at all, but do I really want to go through all of that just to get this app to function properly?
    I just noticed the same. I have the Evo also with 2.2 exactly. I have to open the app and then it refreshes and the notifications are there but no push. That doesn't explain the other 3 phones though. Two of them have 2.2.1 I am wondering if this is not just a real buggy app that's why some us get them, some of us don't and some of us get some.

    RE the question about the adding account under accounts and sync: I have an account made for Facebook for HTC Sense but not regular Facebook. It won't let me make one for it. I only use the Sense one for uploading photos and my contacts.

    Sent on my Evo using Tapatalk Pro!
    12-15-2010 09:53 AM
  7. Tattrpuff's Avatar
    I finally got my first comment push notification this morning...I only received one out of the 6 comments that were left...but I was also logged into Facebook on my PC. The only one that showed up is the one I didn't check in the notification window on the site. Which seems to be true push. It seems they may still be tweeking things within the site so our devices get them correctly. I do not have Facebook set up as an account...only FB for Sense. Since I have 2.2...it's for 2.2 and up, different from what I originally assumed.
    12-15-2010 09:56 AM
  8. eye4ni's Avatar
    EVO running stock 2.2, not getting push for comments etc., only chat, messages, invites, friend requests, which I find quite pointless because aside from messages, I really don't care to have push for the other things....

    Also, I am not getting a notification sound for chat etc., which I think is also really dumb because what is the point of being signed into chat on my phone if I never know that I received a message?

    I think this release is really buggy. Hopefully they fix this right away.
    12-15-2010 10:02 AM
  9. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    At least its an effort to move forward...keep trying FB.
    12-15-2010 10:07 AM
  10. eye4ni's Avatar
    I do appreciate the slight upgrade that we received, but I find it hard to be patient with Facebook getting this right. It would be a completely different story if it were a one-man operation pushing out half-assed updates every two months, but we are talking about Facebook here.
    12-15-2010 10:14 AM
  11. ToddPsyD's Avatar
    Stock EVO here with 2.2 and I'm not getting any push notifications, but yes, chat seems to work. Not sure whats going on with this one...

    Doesn't have anything to do with wether or not you have your gmail account associated with your facebook acount does it??
    12-15-2010 10:17 AM
  12. kedesa's Avatar
    Droid X here, Stock...

    I am getting updates for...

    Comments on things I liked and commented on.
    A wallpost...only had one since update

    And I am getting fb chat even after exiting the app.

    So far so good. Going to keep an eye on the battery life.
    12-15-2010 10:37 AM
  13. slinky317's Avatar
    For those of you getting push notifications, can you post what your settings are in the Facebook app to see if there's something that's different?

    Here is what I have, and I'm NOT getting push notifications:

    Refresh interval: 2 hours
    Notifications: Checked/Active
    Messages: Checked
    Friend requests: Checked
    Event invites: Checked
    Vibrate: Not Checked
    Phone LED: Checked
    Notification ringtone (don't think this matters but whatever): Ascend

    Also, can you look at the "Accounts & sync" option in the Android menu and see if you guys have Facebook (not Facebook for HTC Sense) listed? Also, click the "Add account" button and see if the Facebook option (again, not Facebook for HTC Sense) appears, if it has a green checked circle next to it, etc.

    Thanks!
    12-15-2010 10:56 AM
  14. eye4ni's Avatar
    While I am not getting ALL of the push notifications that others are reporting (comments etc.), my settings are the same as yours except I have refresh interval set to NEVER. And there is no Facebook account showing in my accounts and sync settings, only facebook for htc sense.
    12-15-2010 10:58 AM
  15. as4life's Avatar
    Stock EVO here with 2.2 and I'm not getting any push notifications, but yes, chat seems to work. Not sure whats going on with this one...

    Doesn't have anything to do with wether or not you have your gmail account associated with your facebook acount does it??
    I changed my email login to my gmail account and still no dice

    Sent from my CM6.1 Powered device
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    12-15-2010 11:02 AM
  16. slinky317's Avatar
    What about privacy options in Facebook? I have my profile totally locked down, and I'm not getting notifications. Does anyone that have their profile totally private get push notifications?
    12-15-2010 11:06 AM
  17. Kamen's Avatar
    I just had a moment of Zen here. I wonder if this more or less has to do with Facebooks servers and individual accounts and not the app itself? I know I have seen some people in the past for example say "I don't like the new Chat feature." when it comes to the website and people reply "What new Chat feature? I didn't get that yet." only to get it a day or so down the road. Something had to update on whatever sever/database their account was located on in order for the new stuff to show and work. Maybe that's just it for the majority of us whose phones it is not working on. I did read a comment by someone who said at first it didn't work for them after the update, but they woke up today and after a few more hours it was working all of a sudden. Just a thought.
    12-15-2010 11:10 AM
  18. slinky317's Avatar
    Or perhaps, does it have anything to do with people that have switched over to the new profile system as opposed to the old one? I'm not getting push notifications for anything except for Chat, and I switched to the new profile.
    12-15-2010 11:13 AM
  19. Tattrpuff's Avatar
    For those of you getting push notifications, can you post what your settings are in the Facebook app to see if there's something that's different?

    Here is what I have, and I'm NOT getting push notifications:

    Refresh interval: 2 hours
    Notifications: Checked/Active
    Messages: Checked
    Friend requests: Checked
    Event invites: Checked
    Vibrate: Not Checked
    Phone LED: Checked
    Notification ringtone (don't think this matters but whatever): Ascend

    Also, can you look at the "Accounts & sync" option in the Android menu and see if you guys have Facebook (not Facebook for HTC Sense) listed? Also, click the "Add account" button and see if the Facebook option (again, not Facebook for HTC Sense) appears, if it has a green checked circle next to it, etc.

    Thanks!
    I am now getting full on true push updates...just started this morning. I see it pop up on FB and my phone simultaneously. This leads me to believe this has nothing to do with your phone settings...Facebook is tweaking things on site side that is sending them out in waves...like the new profile, but more like the way the mobile site recognizes which phone you're on.

    I only have Facebook for Sense account added...it won't allow me to add the official FB account.
    12-15-2010 11:17 AM
  20. slinky317's Avatar
    That could be the case. I just wish Facebook would post something on their Facebook for Android page saying "Push notifications are being rolled out incrementally... if they're not working yet, just stay tuned!"

    That would ease a lot of the annoyances people are having.
    12-15-2010 11:22 AM
  21. Kamen's Avatar
    Or perhaps, does it have anything to do with people that have switched over to the new profile system as opposed to the old one? I'm not getting push notifications for anything except for Chat, and I switched to the new profile.
    My wife is on the new profile and hers works fine.

    I am now getting full on true push updates...just started this morning. I see it pop up on FB and my phone simultaneously. This leads me to believe this has nothing to do with your phone settings...Facebook is tweaking things on site side that is sending them out in waves...like the new profile, but more like the way the mobile site recognizes which phone you're on.
    That is what I am thinking. Give it until the weekend and if you aren't getting Push Notifications then who knows.
    12-15-2010 11:23 AM
  22. Yesterdays Shoveler's Avatar
    I just had a moment of Zen here. I wonder if this more or less has to do with Facebooks servers and individual accounts and not the app itself? I know I have seen some people in the past for example say "I don't like the new Chat feature." when it comes to the website and people reply "What new Chat feature? I didn't get that yet." only to get it a day or so down the road. Something had to update on whatever sever/database their account was located on in order for the new stuff to show and work. Maybe that's just it for the majority of us whose phones it is not working on. I did read a comment by someone who said at first it didn't work for them after the update, but they woke up today and after a few more hours it was working all of a sudden. Just a thought.
    I would say that is the best guess I've heard so far. Not to mention, C2DM is still considered beta by Google. So maybe Google and Facebook are working together (ha!) and monitoring the roll out impact on both of their infrastructures rather than just opening the fire hose wide open.
    12-15-2010 11:25 AM
  23. slinky317's Avatar
    I agree that's the most plausible, but if it hasn't been rolled out to everyone, why don't they just come out and say that?

    On the Facebook for Android page, they say:
    Push notifications are only supported for devices on Android 2.2+. If you are not seeing push notifications, your device may not be supported.
    This makes it look like if you're not getting them, something is wrong. That might not be true, but that's how it seems based on their wording.
    12-15-2010 12:59 PM
  24. Yesterdays Shoveler's Avatar
    I agree that's the most plausible, but if it hasn't been rolled out to everyone, why don't they just come out and say that?

    On the Facebook for Android page, they say:


    This makes it look like if you're not getting them, something is wrong. That might not be true, but that's how it seems based on their wording.
    Yeah, that is a bit misleading. I have to believe that any device that supports C2DM (2.2+) would be supported. I'm using a Droid X that is not getting push notifications, but I have seen others with the same device and same level OS reporting it is working with no special intervention on their part. Unless someone finds the magic switch and can prove it's device/app related, I am just going to assume it's a server side issue that will eventually be ironed out.
    12-15-2010 01:21 PM
  25. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Oh, and I hate the icon that they're using now...it's a stick in the ground with a sign on it for notifications. It's really difficult to see as it blends in with the notification bar. I would prefer it to just have a Facebook logo.

    And sorry to those that it isn't working for, you'd think Facebook, which is worth billions, would be able to get this accomplished. I mean hell, they got the Blackberry one working just fine.
    12-15-2010 02:25 PM
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