I’ve never really been to phased by Facebook’s Android app until recently. It was never too laggy or too slow for my liking, but recently things have taken a turn for the worse. Too often I spend minutes staring blankly at a white ‘loading…’ screen waiting – nay, praying – that some recent news from my friends will appear. Facebook’s Android app sucks and we all know it.
In a recent TechCrunch conference Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has stated that “we’ve had a bunch of missteps on [mobile].” Zuckerberg goes on to say that “the biggest mistake we made as a company was betting too much on HTML5 instead of native… We burnt two years.” It’s quite interesting that. It …
Facebook has now officially released the Facebook App Center, although I can’t see it available in Australia yet.
For almost a month now, Facebook has been accepting requests from developers to be listed in the App Center. The guidelines outlined by Facebook are quite restrictive, ensuring that only apps of high quality, high ratings and those that utilize Facebook Login get listed.
The App Center is designed to grow and help mobile apps that use Facebook. This includes Android, iOS and even mobile web apps. …
Facebook’s most recent Android App update (v.1.9.0) has been released to considerable negative criticism. To determine the validity of this wide-spread hate I’ve decided to conduct a mini-review of the update, comparing its current goals to its execution, in the hopes of diluting the community with some calculated opinions. To quote the change log (the “What’s New” section on the Play Store), the new update features:
“-Improved performance and various bug fixes
-More messaging features like creating group messages and adding friends to existing group conversations
-Shortcuts to share photos and messages right from your home screen”
The most significant change seems to be the shortcuts to those revamped features – sharing photos and messaging. While Facebook have had …
So, I know that to an extent this isn’t exactly Android news, but due to recent events I’m counting it. Remember how Instagram just released an Android version of the app? Well if you didn’t, now you do. Here’s the kicker though — Facebook just purchased Instagram for a whopping one billion dollars.
The thoroughly overrated app will now most likely be somehow added into Facebook’s small but surprisingly powerful photo editing system. Maybe not on the website – but Muploads will for sure be improved!
I do however understand the takeover – with 30,000,000 users, having that application as an asset is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, good on you Facebook, about time you gave us something …
Special sale price!
Facedroid releases a major update, and reduces the price for a short time!
Everyone knows that Facebook’s native Android apps suck. This is an app that I picked up a week ago after Android Police gave it a stellar review. (http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/01/29/15-best-android-3-0-…)
It’s still in development at the moment, hence the sale price, but it’s so much better than stock Facebook for tablets. The developers are amazing with support and requests, so figured I would share it here before the price goes up on March 1.
The feature I like the most: real time chat! It also allows me to save pics etc. Anyways I would be interested to see other people’s opinions of this app.
Here is today’s news -
Motorola ‘can’t make money’ selling stock Android phones? Read here!
Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt believes Android can become a ‘home automation’ system of its own? Interesting stuff, read here!
Jealous of all the Galaxy Nexus owners with a NFC chip? New micro-SD card doubles as a NFC chip! Read here!
Have a Happy Thursday!