Facebook forcing employees to use Android to improve app
posted by Michael H. / Aug 23, 2012, 5:28 PM
update to the iOS Facebook app made it a native iOS experience rather than piping in the HTML5 from the website, so maybe we're going to see a native Android experience as well. If so, that would make the app much faster and smoother.Apparently, Facebook employees are dogfooding the Android app in order to find ways to improve it. Given that the last
The HTML5 has been an okay way to offer the app, but it has led to inconsistencies, like the fact that users can't access their friends' photo albums unless that friend has switched to Timeline. The mobile experience on Android isn't so bad if your friends have switched to Timeline, but it would certainly be nice to see Facebook go native on Android as well.
source: Business Insider
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well android users could end up moving to G+ witch has a better app....
posted on Aug 23, 2012, 5:33 PM 20
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Unfortunately, that's not how it goes with social networks. If your friends are on FB, you use FB. The apps don't really matter.
posted on Aug 23, 2012, 6:58 PM 20
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In some cases yes, but I have friends on both, but basically ignored Google+ because there wasn't much point. But when this site was saying how great the Google+ app was I have literally switched to primarily G+ because it really is a better experience.
posted on Aug 23, 2012, 9:01 PM 0
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iOS users download the new Facebook app for ios devices. It's much improved, and mega fast.
posted on Aug 23, 2012, 5:41 PM 4
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it seems that android facebook app will never be par compare to iOS version if facebook wont force its employees so that it will see the flaws for themselves... better buy a low/mid range device so that you will surely see them!!!
posted on Aug 23, 2012, 7:46 PM 1
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I dont see why everyone complains , the app has never crashed on me & works as it's supposed too . (Im on a galaxy nexus)
posted on Aug 23, 2012, 10:00 PM 0
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The android app is terrible, Friendcaster does a better job IMO but I am not a fan of the UI of that app. The android could actually be significantly better than the IOS version due to the larger screens sizes and jelly bean style. I like the fact facebook are intent on improving their android app
posted on Aug 24, 2012, 3:45 AM 1
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Facebook purposely downgrades posts from FriendCaster and also prevents FriendCaster from seeing all posts from all of my FB contacts. This is the only reason I am not using FriendCaster regularly. They should just unblock posts and not downgrade FriendCaster and tell everyone to use FriendCaster.
posted on Aug 24, 2012, 11:46 AM 0
I don't understand how you can "force" a person to use an Android phone. It would be like "forcing" a dog to chew on a bone, like "forcing" Winnie the pooh to eat honey, like "forcing" Usain Bolt to run fast. You don't "force" a person to use an Android phone. A person chooses to use an Android phone naively, given he\she is given the opportunity to do so.
posted on Aug 24, 2012, 4:28 AM 0
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