[APP][OpenSource] SlimSocial for Facebook (~150Kb & 0 Useless Permissions)

Why would you leave the official Facebook App?

  • too heavy

    Votes: 704 67.2%
  • too slow

    Votes: 403 38.5%
  • It sucks my battery

    Votes: 775 74.0%
  • too complex

    Votes: 119 11.4%
  • too much permissions

    Votes: 425 40.6%
  • too notifications

    Votes: 200 19.1%

  • Total voters
    1,047
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rignaneseleo

Senior Member
Apr 25, 2014
429
826
Bologna
banner-slimFacebook-en.png

Hi Friends!
Do you find Facebook app uncomfortable? :cyclops:
Is it too heavy, too slow, too energy-consumptive or with too permissions?

I thought so, and since I don't use Facebook a lot, I wondered why I have to have their cumbersome app?
Obviously, I had tried Facebook Light but it was still too "intrusive" to my use.
For months I've only use the web version of Facebook using the browser but it was stressful because it usually opened a lot of tabs and it killed my battery.


I noticed that the web version of Facebook was complete and fast so I've thought:
"Why don't I create a very simply app that uses the web version of Facebook?"


SlimFacebook SlimSocial for Facebook , with its <200Kb and 0 Useless Permissions, is the result! :D
Just made, anyone who has saw it want to download it so I've decided to upload it into the PlayStore and on Github to allow everyone to contribute.:fingers-crossed:

In the first version of the app I've put only:
  • go to the home;
  • refresh the page;
  • go on the top;
  • open the actual page on the browser;
  • open the app with facebook links;
  • the external links are not opened in the app;
  • nothing else.

Actually there are some interesting features:
  • Photo and video upload for any android version;
  • Scroll to refresh;
  • Messages tab;
  • Ultra fast share;
  • Full screen video;
  • Photo download;
  • Use share button to pubblish post;
  • Facebook links are opened with this app;
  • CSS customization (black theme, fix the bar on top, more space between posts);
  • Samsung popup;
  • Multi-language;


Actually there aren't / TO-DO LIST:
  • JSOUP support to apply customization faster;
  • Direct share of photos;
  • GIF into app;
  • notifications;
  • custom javascript allert;
  • some widgets;
  • things received from feedback.

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I'm looking for a useful feedback!
Anyone can help me:
- To design new logo and play store banner (contact me);
- To translate the app (Use my webtool and send me the file :) );
- To share this app in other forums or sites (by referring to this, of course);
- To code this app on GITHUB (all the code is commented).

I'm open to collaboration!

Attenction: From 18 January SlimFacebook will be SlimSocial for Facebook to respect the Facebook Brand policy

FOLLOW SLIMSOCIAL ON FACEBOOK

see also SlimTwitter HERE


Don't forget the THANKS :)

 
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rignaneseleo

Senior Member
Apr 25, 2014
429
826
Bologna
DOWNLOAD IT FROM PLAY STORE
QRCODE
qrcode.png


I NEED YOUR FEEDBACK, IT'S IMPORTANT!
Take it HERE and if you like in the PLAY STORE !


TO BECOME A BETA TESTER:
To download the BETA of SlimSocial for Facebook you have to:
- Open THIS
- Login in Google (if you aren't already logged)
- Push "Become a tester"
- Download the app clicking on "Download SlimSocial for Facebook by Google Play" in the bottom of the page or from here

Without being tester you can't see the app in the Play Store.

 
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Spioso

Member
Jul 8, 2015
8
2
Testing, will upload feedback shortly.

Edit1: Scrolling trough news feed is smooth,but I sometimes get some stutter upon loading some more stories. Besides that, everything is working perfectly.
 
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Tricks25

Senior Member
May 30, 2012
344
47
I was looking for facebook app alternatives and thought of trying this. The official app is way too heavy and buggy.

Question though, if i disable facebook and messenger, i can still receive messenger apps thru your app right?
 

rignaneseleo

Senior Member
Apr 25, 2014
429
826
Bologna
It depens on your use.
Nowadays I advise to install this app only if you use it a few because some function like notifications and photo upload don't work.
You can try to install SlimFacebook + Messenger.
It's the best solution in my opinion. Take a feedback soon ;)
 

VoodooMonkeys

Member
Oct 14, 2011
9
1
May I suggest somehow removing the default Facebook header somehow and incorporating it all into a material design with a configurable hamburger menu with one main setting being "Default Newsfeed View" as I personally like Most Recent while others may prefer Top Stories. (the links have only a tiny variation (Most Recent is ?sk=h_chr | Top Stories ?sk=h_nor)). The material design will also give a bit of freedom for yourself as you won't have to fit so much into your header.
 
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rignaneseleo

Senior Member
Apr 25, 2014
429
826
Bologna
Testing, will upload feedback shortly.
Edit1: Scrolling trough news feed is smooth,but I sometimes get some stutter upon loading some more stories. Besides that, everything is working perfectly.
I'm looking for an optimization of the webView to make the app more fast and light ;)

May I suggest somehow removing the default Facebook header somehow and incorporating it all into a material design with a configurable hamburger menu with one main setting being "Default Newsfeed View" as I personally like Most Recent while others may prefer Top Stories. (the links have only a tiny variation (Most Recent is ?sk=h_chr | Top Stories ?sk=h_nor)). The material design will also give a bit of freedom for yourself as you won't have to fit so much into your header.
Thank you for the feedback!
Remove the facebook header and make it through the material design is hard because Facebook didn't release any API and so it i should edit the HTML of each page downloaded otherwise I should edit the css of the page to hide it but after I wouldn't know how get the numbers of incoming messages or notifications.
I'll think about it ;)
Add sk=h_chr or ?sk=h_nor on the link it's a good idea but it seems not work in the mobile version ( https://touch.facebook.com/?sk=h_chr )



Fast response, smooth
Need black version maybe
I'll add a customization into the menu :)

Thanks for this. Very smooth on my N6 :)


Thanks for the feedback! I'm happy to be useful :fingers-crossed:

Ps. give a feedback in the PlayStore :good:
 
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OT-Xtreme

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2015
511
201
great keep it up, best of its kind from what iv seen. also add download option for pics/vids maybe and a dark version theme will be great for night viewing
 
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    banner-slimFacebook-en.png

    Hi Friends!
    Do you find Facebook app uncomfortable? :cyclops:
    Is it too heavy, too slow, too energy-consumptive or with too permissions?

    I thought so, and since I don't use Facebook a lot, I wondered why I have to have their cumbersome app?
    Obviously, I had tried Facebook Light but it was still too "intrusive" to my use.
    For months I've only use the web version of Facebook using the browser but it was stressful because it usually opened a lot of tabs and it killed my battery.


    I noticed that the web version of Facebook was complete and fast so I've thought:
    "Why don't I create a very simply app that uses the web version of Facebook?"


    SlimFacebook SlimSocial for Facebook , with its <200Kb and 0 Useless Permissions, is the result! :D
    Just made, anyone who has saw it want to download it so I've decided to upload it into the PlayStore and on Github to allow everyone to contribute.:fingers-crossed:

    In the first version of the app I've put only:
    • go to the home;
    • refresh the page;
    • go on the top;
    • open the actual page on the browser;
    • open the app with facebook links;
    • the external links are not opened in the app;
    • nothing else.

    Actually there are some interesting features:
    • Photo and video upload for any android version;
    • Scroll to refresh;
    • Messages tab;
    • Ultra fast share;
    • Full screen video;
    • Photo download;
    • Use share button to pubblish post;
    • Facebook links are opened with this app;
    • CSS customization (black theme, fix the bar on top, more space between posts);
    • Samsung popup;
    • Multi-language;


    Actually there aren't / TO-DO LIST:
    • JSOUP support to apply customization faster;
    • Direct share of photos;
    • GIF into app;
    • notifications;
    • custom javascript allert;
    • some widgets;
    • things received from feedback.

    c1vAX-wrnv1Ogjhof98sscn7-xCy2JsjCqMqjxgnMM45vp-OpNzNWVIOyjVgiybGeFS7=h310
    Y6zcanbwkwQ-74ivu-KM0hEBxABr6SNk0MbB-saNHPb8XeeqKH98hxteSO0eR5sEXg=h310



    I'm looking for a useful feedback!
    Anyone can help me:
    - To design new logo and play store banner (contact me);
    - To translate the app (Use my webtool and send me the file :) );
    - To share this app in other forums or sites (by referring to this, of course);
    - To code this app on GITHUB (all the code is commented).

    I'm open to collaboration!

    Attenction: From 18 January SlimFacebook will be SlimSocial for Facebook to respect the Facebook Brand policy

    FOLLOW SLIMSOCIAL ON FACEBOOK

    see also SlimTwitter HERE


    Don't forget the THANKS :)

    74
    DOWNLOAD IT FROM PLAY STORE
    QRCODE
    qrcode.png


    I NEED YOUR FEEDBACK, IT'S IMPORTANT!
    Take it HERE and if you like in the PLAY STORE !


    TO BECOME A BETA TESTER:
    To download the BETA of SlimSocial for Facebook you have to:
    - Open THIS
    - Login in Google (if you aren't already logged)
    - Push "Become a tester"
    - Download the app clicking on "Download SlimSocial for Facebook by Google Play" in the bottom of the page or from here

    Without being tester you can't see the app in the Play Store.

    16
    .



    100.000 Downloads


    Thanks to all those who believed in the project! :highfive::victory:​





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    RELEASE VERSION IS FINALLY AVAILABLE ON PLAY STORE! :laugh:
    You can download it without subscribe the beta!

    If you are a beta tester:
    • unsubscribe the beta
    • unistall the app
    • redownload it from play store!


    I NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
    PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VOTE :good: FOR THIS APP
    AND
    SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIEND WHO HAS ALWAYS HATED FACEBOOK APP!
    :fingers-crossed:






    @Minions_Army @minimaster4734 @dic1911 @DoctorRzepa @Mikel @naberl @kilroy69 , could you update the translation? :highfive:
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