- 12-29-2012, 08:54 PM #1
A lot of people find the lack of a decent official Facebook app for Windows Phone to be disappointing. There's the website touch.facebook.com which is basically a web based app that looks very similar to the Android and iOS apps except it runs in the browser. Sure there aren't notifications but the Me tile has Facebook notifications right? You can make a tile out of the website like I have for the Pulse website on my Windows 8 device and it looks very similar to an app icon. It's also kind of reassuring that you will have rock solid stability in a web app but maybe that's just what I think. So for regular Facebook users (not heavy ones), what problems are there with this set up? Me tile for notifications, Messaging app for Facebook chat and Facebook touch web app for regular Facebook access.
I think Windows is lucky to some extent in that it has Internet Explorer 10. This is what Pulse has to say about it:
In researching our options, we quickly realized Internet Explorer 10 truly was the best and only option if we were going to do this right. We weren't sure whether this would really work, and honestly, we were a little skeptical. But after speaking with the team at IE and the developer team at Pixel Lab, we were blown away with what IE10 could bring to the table.
- 12-29-2012, 09:50 PM #2
I bought the Facebook Touch Pro app, which is basically the web app a little more cleaned up from my experience bit it cost a dollar and has a icon and launches like an app
- 12-29-2012, 11:34 PM #3
The only thing that doesn't work for me on the mobile site (or FB Touch Pro) is clicking on a notification and being taken to the post in question. It just closes the notification window but that is all.
- 12-30-2012, 04:17 AM #6
but today.. as is my habit.. i typed fb.com on IE and it took me to the touch facebook site and the address bar still said m.facebook.com.. and on this site the notification problem started showing up...
- 12-30-2012, 10:34 AM #8
The classic web 2.0 format of m.facebook.com was thoroughly enjoyed by myself. This new UI is horrible. The transition happened for me over the course of a single day (various links would use the new UI). I'm not redirected to notification links, messages, or profiles sending a friend request - basically all the stuff at the top doesn't work as its supposed to.
I filed a bug report but I'm sure they'll need more to take notice. I guess I'll finally start making use of the actual app. Thank god the last update has stepped up performance considerably.
12-30-2012, 07:20 PM #11
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So Windows Phone 7 devices should still be on the old-styled m.facebook, and Windows Phone 8 devices should be using the new-styled m/touch.facebook layout according to what I've noticed.
Regardless, the new style has quite a few bugs and needs to be worked out better. I'm sure they work just fine in Android/iOS, but I doubt they tested in WP IE10 :(
- 12-30-2012, 07:41 PM #13
All of you are you with wp8 with portico update ?
I have a htc8x with portico and the pictures show up on fb timeline in low resolution.
On the other phone 920 without portico they show ok.
I have try to find on the htc8x the new option of portico on IE to download pictures but I can't find it...
12-30-2012, 07:48 PM #14
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- 12-30-2012, 08:19 PM #16
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