Facebook testing bottom menu for iOS, Android apps
posted by Alan F. / Jul 10, 2013, 5:58 PM
Android users who have seen the new navigation tool are using the beta version of the app from the Google Play Store while those Apple iPhone users who see it have the regular version of Facebook installed on their phone. Android users that already have the Facebook app installed are given a link to download the beta when they install an update for the app. This all indicates that the change is coming from the server-side. And we should point out that the legacy menu button remains on the beta version of the Facebook app.
There is no guarantee that we will see this new navigation bar make the final cut, but for now it is something that is being considered for the iOS/Android Facebook app. If you've been able to test out the new navigation bar, should it stay or should it go?
source: @Numbuh101 via AndroidPolice, MobileSyrup
Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012
It's great that Facebook is adding new features and changing the interface a bit, but how about fixing the damn bugs and connectivity issues first? I can barely go 3 minutes in WiFi before it displays 'No a internet Connection.'
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 6:21 PM 6
Android's FB kinda sucks
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 8:32 PM 5
Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012
Good. One of the best things about Windows Phone is that all the menus and things go up from the bottom, so much more intuitive and comfortable. IOS is so bass-ackward having to reach to the top of the tiny screen on the uncomfortable device to navigate and interact.
posted on Jul 10, 2013, 9:39 PM 0
Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 05, 2013
Zuckrboy is worried that G+ is eating half of fb's ass, Already with 500 million active users. Therefor comes the fb rehaul. Thanks G+
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 1:48 AM 0
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I have it for iOS and I think its a step back. Facebook was one of the first apps (if not the first) to use the slide panel menu which we now see in many apps like YouTube or Gmail. This just takes screen space and I don't get the inconsistency of the android version having no labels under the icons while iOS does (prefer it doesn't). Overall, it's not horrible, but the old UI was more convenient.
posted on Jul 11, 2013, 10:55 AM 0
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