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20th September 2010, 10:12 PM   |  #1  
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Guys i am hoping the wonderful devs/mods/members of xda can help me.

i have created a group on facebook to try and get the site to listen to our pleas.
The android OS is now number 2 in market share behind Symbian and yet we have possibly the most appalling app ever.

you cant use the new Places feature, you cant chat, you cant even tag photos! (something you have been able to do since facebook started)

this to me just doesnt seem right. we deserve a decent app. i know that a lot of the devs on here could make a better app but why should they? the Fruit based phone that shall not be named has had a good app from the beggining and has the new Places added to it straight away.

so i am asking that anyone from the site who loves facebook and android and wants to see them paired correctly please come and join us at:

http://bit.ly/andface

Update: as of the 3rd of november the facebook app has been updated to include the places and groups. great. but it has still not focused on the basics.

Update: as of the 14th december they have added chat!! WHOO HOO!!! and push notification for chat. this is fantastic. a real step in the right direction. however i would like to see the choice of push for other things like comments and tags. Oh and still NO PHOTO TAGGING!!!

Photo tagging has been a part of facebook almost from the beggining. It is the feature that everyone uses and its exclusion from the android app is the most appalling oversight. if you take a picture of your friends when you are out and then upload it to facebook you want to be able to tag them in it. whats the point otherwise?
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20th September 2010, 10:30 PM   |  #2  
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20th September 2010, 10:33 PM   |  #3  
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joined and voted

thank you very much. i honestly think if we can get the xda community involved we can really make a change.
20th September 2010, 10:54 PM   |  #4  
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joined your group and voted for front page...


everyone also check out facebook.com/pages/Equal-Applications/161595070521879
has the same aim
20th September 2010, 11:03 PM   |  #5  
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joined your group and voted for front page...


everyone also check out facebook.com/pages/Equal-Applications/161595070521879
has the same aim

i too have joined this page. thanks for your help.

stericson (the man involved in the latitude stress test and many apps as RT this on twitter for me as well.
20th September 2010, 11:10 PM   |  #6  
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joined and voted as well on both areas.

Personally I stopped using any of the facebook apps since they seem so poor in function. Been using Bloo 1.5 since its release. Hopefully facebook and the great team of devs here can come up with something more positive in functionality.
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Joined also ...good luck ...I hope it does get better
21st September 2010, 05:14 AM   |  #8  
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IMHO ... this entire app should be rethought ...

It appeared they were going for the same interface the "official twitter" app uses ... but it's a #fail implementation.

I vote for complete redesign ... that's just me though.
21st September 2010, 05:56 AM   |  #9  
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Joined, I would like it if I click on a notification it opens in the app not the damn web page.
21st September 2010, 08:01 PM   |  #10  
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Joined, I would like it if I click on a notification it opens in the app not the damn web page.

I think this is the biggest complaint. It should be a self contained app. The next big problem is chat our lack there of, and picture tagging our lack there of.

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