- 03-06-2012, 11:29 PM #1
The funny thing is..I just joined FB couple months ago so I never used a different FB app on any other OS. But, even I know this is a sorry half-baked attempt to have something related to FB on wp7. Still glitchy, still cant tell what Im liking. I only have the app pinned to my start screen so I can see a notification...then I go to the web site to see it. And thats when a notification even shows up, if not 30 minutes after.
Also- when typing a message, and the keyboard disappears, there's nowhere to touch to make it come back...you gotta exit and type it all over again.
I hope Wp8 will have better app integration and a fixed keyboard. But from what I understand- MS will not be updating first gen devices... Pretty lame considering new windows phones were just released in the last month.
Last edited by jdd77; 03-15-2012 at 08:46 AM.
- 03-06-2012, 11:48 PM #2
well the disappearing keyboard is not a facebook issue its a WP& issue probably caused by background agents theres more than one thread about the issue and its one of the things the 8107 update was supposed to solve. The questions of gen 1 devices updating to Apollo has not been definitively answered yet IMHO I think it will happen but not all features will be enabled.Your smartphone is only as smart as YOU let it be!
- 03-07-2012, 04:25 AM #3
I agree that the FB app isn't all that great, although I think it is improved from the previous version. The trouble is the app isn't made by FB, it's made by Microsoft. And I would guess that, with the functionality of the People Hub being something that they make a big thing of, they don't devote endless hours to the development of the FB app when many of the functions of it are already baked into the OS.
With the People Hub seemingly being granted "official" status by FB, some of the frustrations of it have also been resolved.
- 03-07-2012, 10:25 AM #6
I prefer the previous version of the FB app. This current version loads a lot slower, and the banners take away space that is better used for more posts in the news feed. Bottom line, yes, the WP FB app still sucks.
- 03-07-2012, 05:31 PM #12Goodbye Dooley! You will NOT be missed!:@
Bring back the WeeeeeBeeeeaaarrrr
- 03-07-2012, 06:07 PM #13
03-07-2012, 07:17 PM #16
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I don't use it all that often, but certainly since the update I use it a LOT more than I used to.
The only FB I *really* like at the moment is the iPad one as it offers the most functionality, which isn't that surprising given the screen size. To my knowledge though, none of the apps offer the full functions of the website, why would the WP one be any different?
To be honest though, considering how much of a mess the actual Facebook website is, either full desktop OR mobile, it's amazing that a half decent app can be made out of it at all.
03-07-2012, 08:10 PM #17
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I'm going to have to call you out on this one. I don't believe this post is conducive to the thread nor is it a good representation of WPCentral. You're one of our mods now. You represent us. Please, be kind and helpful. We all have, or should have, cares and concerns about the Windows Phone platform. That doesn't make us evil or even anti-WPites.
Sorry if I sound too harsh. I'm feeling pretty crummy today (think I'm coming down with the flu). I just don't like seeing people jump on others when they have a concern, and I especially don't like seeing it when it is a community leader.
As for the issue at hand, I don't believe that the Facebook app on Windows Phone is as big of a deal for us as it would be on other OSes, since we have basic functionality built in. That means, however, that the app authors need to focus on those functions that the baked-in features can't or don't cover. At this point, I don't think they are.
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- 03-07-2012, 08:25 PM #18
- 03-08-2012, 12:34 AM #20When all else fails empty the magazine...
- 03-08-2012, 04:55 AM #21
I was browsing a Symbian forum the other day and it was nothing but hate for WP7 and WP7 users, no reason there at all. Thankfully, this place is nothing like that, so it would be a shame if people were told to go elsewhere because they vented their frustration (albeit in a somewhat blunt fashion) of an element of WP. It's better, surely, to address the concern the person has. Often, the problems people say that they have with WP aren't half as bad as they make out. And when it's discussed, that becomes clear.
03-08-2012, 06:36 AM #24
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As much as this continues to be off topic I'll throw in my two cents here.
Se1fs enthusiasm for the platform is well known in these parts I think, and I appreciate it. But as much as it is anyones right to defend the platform if they choose, i think its fair to say that it should be done in a calm and polite way, especially by moderators.
That's not a slight against anyone, i get as frustrated as anyone, maybe more so, reading these boards at times. Generally speaking though this is a pleasant corner of the internet, lets try and keep it that way.