Alternate Facebook app Friendcaster gets major update

Alternate Facebook app Friendcaster gets major update
OneLouder Apps, developer of popular social media apps for Android like Tweetcaster and BaconReader for Reddit, just updated it’s Facebook replacement app Friendcaster to version 5.0. Why try out a non-official version? OneLouder points out that this app is entirely designed for Ice Cream Sandwich, which may lead to an experience some will prefer. Others might be concerned about potential Facebook privacy issues, although if uber-secret privacy is your biggest concern you may need to rethink your social media usage all together. Regardless of the reason, if the official Facebook app isn't really your style, this may be worth checking out.

Friendcaster 5.0 comes with a host of improvements that are almost too numerous to list. Almost. The list of new features includes:

  2. Beautiful new news feed
  3. Realtime notifications available for all
  4. Quick and easy setup wizard for notifications
  5. 6 color themes (with more to come)
  6. Higher resolution photos in your news feed
  7. Faster access to comment and like status updates
  8. Ability to tag more than one Friend at the time in a Post
  9. Memory improvements all-around.
  10. New checkins interface
  11. Quick access to post status update or photos/video
  12. Major Android design improvements
  13. Lots of little things all over the place

The official Facebook app is immensely popular, but over 3 million people have installed Friendcaster, so they must be doing something right. If you happen to be 1 in 3 million, or simply want to check out an ICS-optimized alternative to the official Facebook app, hit up the source link to give it a shot.

source: Google Play Store



5. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Facebook app is meh and actually gets laggy at times. I'm sure mostly everyone here has gotten the bug of someone elses profile pic being on a different friends feed. I like this app way better than the official app. I do agree the ads suck but hey, people gots ta get paid u kno?

4. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

the official Facebook app is simple and gets the job done. I wonder why people shower it with 1 star ratings.

7. hutty24

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

You most be new to android to ask that

3. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I've seen FriendCaster and have used TweetCaster as well. I wasn't a fan of TweetCaster, so I uninstalled it. The official Facebook app for Android works fine, so long as you have an Android phone that can run it properly. On my Samsung Intercept, the official Fb app can run either really good or really bad depending on how it wants to act.

1. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I don't like the adds in the app.

2. pooked

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

It has ads or adds? Because they are 2 very different things.

6. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

DAMMIT! Do you have to have a Chuck Norris avatar? Thumbing up no less? You could post that you rape tiny chickens and I have no choice but to thumbs up your post. Bastard....

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