07-22-2011 03:13 PM
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  1. Chris Stewart's Avatar


    Friend Me for Facebook offers a tablet-optimized experience for your favorite social network. Friend Me was designed and created exclusively for the Android Honeycomb platform.

    Market Link (FREE): https://market.android.com/details?i...olabs.facebook

    Features of Friend Me:

    -- Interact with Facebook with an experience optimized for your Android tablet.
    -- Submit status updates to post on your Facebook wall.
    -- Read status updates from your friends in the News Feed.
    -- Read comments and likes on status messages.
    -- Contribute comments and likes on status messages.
    -- Register multiple accounts on a single device.
    -- Receive notifications from Facebook updates.
    -- Pull to refresh support for the News tab.
    -- Messages support for your private conversations.
    -- Ability to view friend's profiles, their wall, and photo albums.
    -- Take advantage of Facebook single sign-on if you have the official Facebook app instead. Otherwise, Friend Me will use the Facebook dialog authorization.
    -- View shared photos, links, statuses, checkins, and more directly in the app. Selecting external links gives you the choice of viewing the website inside of Friend Me, with an option to view in the tablet's browser.
    -- Access your profile information, your wall, and photo albums. Selecting a photo album lets you easily navigate through your photos.
    -- See your Facebook friends, view their profile information, and access their wall.
    -- A Photo tab for exploring your photo albums in an exciting way.
    -- Friend Me offers a Games feature, which will let you play your favorite Facebook game inside of the app. Flash games work as well, thanks to the Android platform.














    If you have any feature requests, questions, comments, need support, or want to provide feedback please email me at support@locomolabs.com. Stay up to date with all of the apps from Locomo Labs by visiting:

    Web: http://locomolabs.com
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    06-15-2011 03:31 PM
  2. Chris Stewart's Avatar
    Friend Me 1.1 is now available in the Market! It includes:

    -- A cancel button on the status update screen.

    -- Added comment/like support to the wall fragments on the Friends and Profile tabs. In either tab, click on a wall post and you'll see the screen shift to show the full detail. This lets you view comments/likes and contribute your own. Hit the back button and it will revert back to 3 columns.
    equus likes this.
    06-16-2011 09:39 PM
  3. tdawg00's Avatar
    I like it... Needs some tweeks but a great start
    06-16-2011 11:00 PM
  4. dbdynsty25's Avatar
    I like it too. Impressive.
    06-17-2011 12:16 AM
  5. Jonno's Avatar
    Hi Chris. Great work. I'm already liking it over looking at FB in a browser. Here are some of my personal suggestions. The ones in red are features I would greatly appreciate in mobile form! Thanks!

    Bugs:
    • Random FC while browsing newsfeed. Happens often when previewing photos in my galleries.
    • Browsing through my own photo galleries, the previewed photo sometimes appears in a low position below the viewable screen. I need to scroll down to see photo. Looks like unnecessary blank space above and below photo.
    • Sometimes pressing the "Games" tab produces a blank page



    Feature Request:
    • Share a Link with photo preview or video player (weblink, Youtube video, Flickr photo). With Facebook app it's possible to do this with the Share feature, but it punts you to a mobile browser page to complete update. It would be nice to Share a web link or Youtube video and have a Friend Me option that goes to your app. And then proceeds to allow a photo preview. If it's a video like Youtube then it should post to your wall as embedded video.
    • Privacy Filters (allow you to choose who sees your update)
    • Friend lists
    • Ability to browse friends' photo galleries and tagged photos
    • Thumbnail gallery preview
    • Ability to swipe to next or previous photo.
    • Remember last position when switching apps in multitask bar. Or going Home and back.
    • See the complete list of people that Like your update or photo. Right now it says a few names and then "6 other people" for example.
    • When searching friends' profiles, add a field to type a name and perform auto search as you are typing.
    • An alternative to above, when scrolling through friends' profiles use the Android scroll that makes the scroll button thick and shows the letter.
    06-20-2011 09:11 PM
  6. Smokexz's Avatar
    At long last we get a solution! Hated the site. Now to get this on my Xoom when it comes back... Chris you are credit to Honeycomb movement

    Sent from my Nexus S
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    06-21-2011 12:58 AM
  7. snowxracer's Avatar
    Bought a xoom today and tried this app. First thing I did was open a photo and it locked up my xoom. Did a hard reset and tried again. Locked up solid again. The interface looks great and I'm sure with a few tweaks it will be great.
    06-21-2011 10:14 PM
  8. gregg37's Avatar
    Looks great! Checking it out.

    Any possibility of Facebook Chat in the future?
    06-21-2011 11:44 PM
  9. Jtmorris's Avatar
    Looks pretty good so far, but needs to have the news filter. Far too frustrating to scroll through pages of useless news. Bring on the updates!
    06-22-2011 12:07 AM
  10. forkball316's Avatar
    Bought a xoom today and tried this app. First thing I did was open a photo and it locked up my xoom. Did a hard reset and tried again. Locked up solid again. The interface looks great and I'm sure with a few tweaks it will be great.
    Getting a complete lockup when clicking on some photos. Otherwise great app.
    06-22-2011 02:39 PM
  11. Smokexz's Avatar
    I have to make one big complaint about all your Honeycomb applications, they lack portrait support and even though the majority of all Honeycomb tablets are landscape based devices. It doesn't mean you should neglect to make the same amazing interface in portrait mode. In portrait mode the last column iw always cut off, so as feedback for all of your applications, please do that.


    As to Friend Me specific comments, it's amazing but I would really like some notification support and chat support. Viewing photos was a bit slow and it didn't lock up my Xoom. Games tab is just a blank page for me and I would really like the ability to share using this application ( upload videos/photos) and even view videos embed onto it. All in all, it's better than Friendcaster because I know the dev will try and get it working, it wasn't to claim the title of first _____ app for Honeycomb it's actually an attempt at a proper Android tablet app. Thanks for the work will use to see bugs and see what else it needs to be as full and complete as the desktop application.

    Sent from my Xoom
    06-23-2011 10:04 PM
  12. effingpace's Avatar
    Would like to long hold an image and have the option to save it. Great app though
    06-23-2011 11:48 PM
  13. Nchaka's Avatar
    I Can't get the games to load, all I get is a blank screen. It will be great to play facebook games on my Xoom. Also needs the option to remove/block game notifications from my newsfeed.
    06-24-2011 07:57 AM
  14. techdan00's Avatar
    I Can't get the games to load, all I get is a blank screen. It will be great to play facebook games on my Xoom. Also needs the option to remove/block game notifications from my newsfeed.
    I can get some of my fbook games to play in the browser looking at the desktop view (Galaxy online II and back yard monsters)

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    06-24-2011 08:22 PM
  15. Arun01's Avatar
    splashtop hd is the best for playing facebook games
    06-24-2011 08:45 PM
  16. Smokexz's Avatar
    Alright, I would really like to click on links that posted on comments and same, would like to download images via this app.

    Sent from my Xoom
    06-24-2011 10:53 PM
  17. jmunster's Avatar
    Looking good so far! One bug found: some objects aren't showing up in my timeline as compared to what I see on the FB website.

    Thanks and keep up the great work!
    06-25-2011 11:53 AM
  18. Chris Stewart's Avatar
    *** NOTE -- July 2, 2011 -- The other night Friend Me was suspended from the Android Market because Facebook asked Google to remove it, citing the "f" in our application icon looks too similar to their trademark. I've worked with Facebook to change this, have gotten those changes approved by Facebook, and now I'm currently waiting for Google to reinstate the application on the Android Market. I hope for this to be fully resolved early this week.

    Until then, you'll get region errors while trying to install the application. Unfortunately there's nothing I can do to actually remove the app from the Market, or adjust the description to warn anyone of the situation. If you'd like to test the Friend Me 1.2 beta, which has been approved by Facebook and is currently waiting for Google, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/fm12beta
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    07-02-2011 09:47 PM
  19. equus's Avatar
    *** NOTE -- July 2, 2011 -- The other night Friend Me was suspended from the Android Market because Facebook asked Google to remove it, citing the "f" in our application icon looks too similar to their trademark. I've worked with Facebook to change this, have gotten those changes approved by Facebook, and now I'm currently waiting for Google to reinstate the application on the Android Market. I hope for this to be fully resolved early this week.

    Until then, you'll get region errors while trying to install the application. Unfortunately there's nothing I can do to actually remove the app from the Market, or adjust the description to warn anyone of the situation. If you'd like to test the Friend Me 1.2 beta, which has been approved by Facebook and is currently waiting for Google, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/fm12beta
    THANK YOU Chris. I downloaded the beta file and it is working now . Hope you can get that issue resolved soon !.
    07-04-2011 04:44 PM
  20. Chris Stewart's Avatar
    Here's a new version of the beta which should fix the duplicate account bug for user's that don't have the official Facebook app installed: http://bit.ly/fm12beta2. Please uninstall the previous beta and install this one to test it.
    07-05-2011 10:31 AM
  21. Chris Stewart's Avatar
    Yesterday Google emailed me to say the app had been restored on the Market. However, when I went to update Friend Me to version 1.2, I noticed that the United States wasn't available for distribution but every other country was. That created a lot of confusion for users trying to update. Until Google can resolve this issue I've unpublished Friend Me from the Android Market.

    Regardless of the Market troubles, Friend Me 1.2 is available now! I've posted a direct download link for the Friend Me 1.2 final release: http://bit.ly/fm12final. I've also updated the first post in this thread with new screenshots and a list of features.
    07-07-2011 09:02 AM
  22. Chris Stewart's Avatar
    Friend Me has finally been put back on the Android Market! Friend Me 1.2 is there, so go and get it! https://market.android.com/details?i...olabs.facebook
    07-07-2011 03:18 PM
  23. Stang68's Avatar
    This latest update really is amazing. Nice job!
    07-07-2011 04:48 PM
  24. Chris Stewart's Avatar
    Thank you!
    07-07-2011 04:56 PM
  25. Chris Stewart's Avatar
    Friend Me 1.3 is available on the Android Market!

    Released 7/14/11
    - Improved sharing support for status, link, and photo.
    - Ability to view comments and likes for an image.
    - Will auto login if theres one account.
    - Added an option to logout, in addition to removing an account.
    - Added AdMob to the bottom of the News tab.
    - Notifications count should be new notifications, not the entire number.
    - Updated the share text and icon.
    - BUG: After removing an account, the login screen should update.
    - BUG: The "onStart" is checking for notifications immediately, should the allocated time.
    - BUG: Large images are causing OutOfMemory exceptions in album detail.
    - BUG: Trying to comment from a ProfileActivity will cause a force close.
    - BUG: Commenting on a status message will take the list back to the top.
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    07-14-2011 10:07 AM
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