Comment, share and like
Real-time Home feeds
Write new status
Access to news, status, photos, etc etc
Send private messages
Search friends, people, pages and everything else
Write on friends'wall
Read your private messages
Add locations (check-in)
View Members Profiles
Background themes (grey, app theme or photo loaded from your Device)
High security level: Facebook takes care of your user and password, we don't store anything!
Android 4.0 Design
Access to Groups
All feedback are useful and I try to follow every request. Don't put 1 star or judge bad at the first impression. Thank you!
App permissions and differences with Facebook app.
Android app permissions
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
This is the main permission just to access to internet.
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCAT ION" />
This is a permission to get your gps position. It's triggered only when you do a checking, I never check the position or have any analytic about where you are.
For the vibration of the chat
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_ST ATE" />
I use it to check if your phone is connected or not
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_ST ORAGE" />
This is used only to store the images and for data caching to save bandwidth.
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
This one is triggered only when you open the camera view and take a photo.
This app has access to these permissions:
find accounts on the device
create accounts and set passwords
add or remove accounts
precise location (GPS and network-based)
approximate location (network-based)
read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
view network connections
receive data from Internet
full network access
change network connectivity
download files without notification
view Wi-Fi connections
connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Your personal information
read calendar events plus confidential information
add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owners' knowledge
read your own contact card
directly call phone numbers
read phone status and identity
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
test access to protected storage
send sticky broadcast
read battery statistics
Your applications information
run at startup
retrieve running apps
reorder running apps
take pictures and videos
Other Application UI
draw over other apps
Your social information
write call log
read your contacts
modify your contacts
read call log
prevent device from sleeping
change your audio settings
expand/collapse status bar
toggle sync on and off
read sync settings
adjust your wallpaper size
Crazy. Just crazy.
Facebook permissions. Fast:
Fast asks for a lot of permissions because there is no way to access to your data or write a new object without them. The good thing is that the app does what you want to do and there is no background process that spies or catch your information. There is no analytic or hidden services. At the first installation the app asks if you want to post a status with information about Fast, but you can choose if you want this or not.
This is the list of permissions that Fast can ask you (all are optional, if you need a feature you accept, otherwise you can decide to decline):
So, if you need a client that is triggered only by your actions, Fast it's your choice. The app doesn't have any control on your sms, contacts, phone data and status. It's not connected to any spying web services and there are no logs or personal information that are sent to me. I have no idea who is using Fast, what the user is doing. I just have Facebook data about active monthly user, geographical stats (only countries percentage), language and stats about how many api calls are made + api errors.
The thing with official app is that you can't decide what permissions you can give to it, because it's official and it can do everything. If you loose your phone and you don't have the proper security level, everyone can do everything on your FB account with the Fb app.
Moreover, you don't know what kind of analytic, hidden services and hidden processes are on the app. You have to give so many android permissions that you literally give the app a full control of your phone.
I know that I am no one, and it's hard to trust, but Fast is here from almost 2 years and people trust my app. You can check the ratings and all the discussion here, I am always open to change the app, follow feedback and fix everything. My motto is to be transparent and always open to accept critics and new ideas.
If someone needs more info, feel free to write here!!
Love the Holo theme, but what about data privacy please ?
login is trough a webview directly connected with Facebook (fb dialog), so no data is passed trough the app. The are no analytics such as google, flurry, socialize, etc etc. So the only data I receive is from the developer dashboard of Facebook.
So, all the connections are trough facebook open graph or the xmpp facebook server (using SASL, no md5 with user and password in clear )
Talking about privacy, I will introduce the possibility to use the privacy settings for the sharing of content and update status.
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