1. youngzayiles's Avatar
    Live from Facebook's mobile event! -- Engadget

    Hopefully they update the ui.

    -Facebook for android will receive places and groups
    -Single sign on will also be available so u dont have to sign into every individual app that deals with facebook.
    -looks as if facebook apps will now be available. Zynga Poker will be the company's first Android app.
    -Updated sdk launched for android today!
    -Now available to everyone(places read api, places write api, places search api)
    -22 premium partners facebook is launching with." Chipotle, McDonald's, American Eagle, 49ers, H&M, JCPenney all on the slide, along with others.
    ill update the thread as more info becomes available.
    11-03-2010 12:48 PM
  2. dlaur14's Avatar
    I can't wait. I've been wanting something similar to the Facebook app that was on my pre. Hopefully this update does the job!
    11-03-2010 12:54 PM
  3. lovelyxkill#AC's Avatar
    zynga poker! Yay!
    This whole places thing is a stalkers dream come true. Or a burglars.....
    Sent from my SCH-I500 using Tapatalk
    11-03-2010 01:00 PM
  4. turbodude's Avatar
    seriously if they could just let us comment or looking at a photo without having to open a browser i would be perfectly happy with the app, and if it wasnt a huge battery drain
    11-03-2010 01:04 PM
  5. lovelyxkill#AC's Avatar
    Haha the iphone demo crashed

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using Tapatalk
    11-03-2010 01:06 PM
  6. youngzayiles's Avatar
    zynga poker! Yay!
    This whole places thing is a stalkers dream come true. Or a burglars.....
    Sent from my SCH-I500 using Tapatalk
    Yeah id never use that places stuff... Can be more trouble then what it is worth..
    11-03-2010 01:08 PM
  7. 81's Avatar
    meh, i'll pass. i barely use facebook as it is. if i need to check something, i'll use the browser.

    preminum partners = advertising
    11-03-2010 02:27 PM
  8. Gekko's Avatar
    bloated and weak. uninstalled.
    11-03-2010 02:49 PM
  9. seraphemz's Avatar
    bloated and weak. uninstalled.
    Deja Vu...
    11-03-2010 03:18 PM
  10. Bigfire's Avatar
    The places function is pretty good imo. Hopefully now they can fine tune some of the app features with the sdk being released. I am still looking for picture tagging, as well as status tagging. I figure, if you can tag people when you check in, why not for updating your regular status?

    The 'groups' function seems unlikely to be used, and currently it just hangs. I had family as FB friends and they were always able to see status updates and photos no matter what settings I changed, so I don't see this 'groups' thing as really working for the user anywho...maybe down the road they will switch out that icon on the start up screen to chat, as that should definitely be added!

    It still boggles my mind that they haven't added support for video upload. Although I don't shoot video all the time, it just seems like an easy function to add.

    Also there is no notification available for someone writing on your wall. Now of course the last thing I want is to be notified about every comment made or person that likes a certain post, but I think most people would like to know when someone writes on their wall, without having to go through FB's settings to get a text or email. Should be built into a good app.

    I like that they have updated the calls so you aren't redirected to the browser as much, however there are still quite a few tap locations that just send you to the same place you were just looking.

    But we still can't update our profile pic, and I know the api is available, as the twitter app just added it. Cool that the FB team decided to jump on some improvements/adds so soon after this announcement, but take some extra time and really solidify it at one time.

    Maybe they just want to be able to slowly continue to update their app which keeps the buzz up?
    11-04-2010 11:27 AM
  11. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    It's still a big miss in my opinion. There are a lot of missing features compared to other platforms' facebook apps (I'm looking at you iOS & webOS).
    11-04-2010 12:28 PM
  12. MannyZ28's Avatar
    While the Notifications have improved a bit, they seem to have developed a new problem. From my experience, you no longer get notifications when a person that commented on someting you said, comments again. And why I don't get comments from something I posted on my wall is beyond me. As far as notifications go, in the App, the really should include everything. I want to see comments that were posted on someones wall a few weeks ago, if it's new, I want to know about it.
    11-04-2010 04:13 PM
  13. youngzayiles's Avatar
    I want push notifications.. I hate having to be in the app to actually get my notifications.. I wonder why they havent done this already... It is alot better then the previous version though.
    11-04-2010 05:03 PM
  14. Gekko's Avatar
    forced required update??? i just got a "manual update required" in the Market App.

    i don't use FB much and i don't want this update confiscating ~3MB of my precious memory.
    11-04-2010 05:53 PM
  15. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    You don't have to update it. You can skip the update. Manual update just means that you can't set it to autoupdate.
    11-04-2010 09:41 PM