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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdd77 View Post
    ...but the crappiness of wp7...
    I think that's something of a sweeping generalisation. I've never noticed the disappearing keyboard thing, but the 8107 update seems to have either fixed it, or at least made it better for a lot of people. If that update hasn't been rolled out to your handset you could give you mobile service provider a call and ask why not. It has been released to the carriers.

    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.
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    Don't think the facebook app is of better quality for any other OS. iOS perhaps. Definitely not Android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannejanne View Post
    Don't think the facebook app is of better quality for any other OS. iOS perhaps. Definitely not Android.
    The BlackBerry FB app is decent. It used to be bare-bones, but in the last year or so has been greatly improved. It's made by RIM.
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    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.
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    The fb app for iPhone is very nice. Doubt WP ever gets one that nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massifheed View Post
    The trouble is the app isn't made by FB, it's made by Microsoft.
    Actually, the Facebook app is not developed by Microsoft, but by an external company. Can't remember the name right now, but it's definitely not build in-house by Microsoft.
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    Yes, compared to before it's about 200% better but still a load of garbage compared to the ios version.

    I wish Facebook themselves would just make one but I guess the platform isn't worth the trouble.
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    not yet when we get a much larger marketshare hopefully by late year early next year!
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    The facebook app is the worst. Sure the Android app is not any better but the IOS one is magnificent.
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    Eh? The app on Android is great. But I never had too big of an issue with the WP7 version. But the WP7 version is lacking.
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    The facebook app is the worst. Sure the Android app is not any better but the IOS one is magnificent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdd77 View Post
    I know..but the crappiness of wp7 paired with the crappiness of the FB app, just results in a very frustrating, crappy experience.
    Android is an even crappier experience, my moms phone just crashed last night when she power cycled it because apps kept force closing and failing to open on her. the FB app is tons better than what it used to be and is way better than the WM version, its also even better than the android version as it ran like crap. I don't even go in it now unless its to respond to friend requests or answer messages which sometimes end up there. as for the friends list its easy to get to, just pan left and then hit friends. its one extra swipe than before but definately not 3.
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    all fb apps suck in my opinion, just use facebook.com/home.php
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    Well, at least were beating the iPhone app ratings by 0.5 stars... :D?

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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Se1fcr3ation View Post
    well feel free to take your *crappy WP , that runs a crappy FB app back to your carrier for an other phone.
    Se1f,

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge_Daniel View Post
    Se1f,

    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.
    someone who says that WP is a crappy and frustrating experience is definitely an anti-WP in my eyes, seems like he got a device just to intentionally look for bad things about it even though they aren't actually bad. So I think that se1f was well within his right to say that especially considering that this is a WP centric site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1jaxstate1 View Post
    Eh? The app on Android is great. But I never had too big of an issue with the WP7 version. But the WP7 version is lacking.
    Maybe it varies depending on the phone but on my sister's Vibrant is painfully slow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric12341 View Post
    someone who says that WP is a crappy and frustrating experience is definitely an anti-WP in my eyes, seems like he got a device just to intentionally look for bad things about it even though they aren't actually bad. So I think that se1f was well within his right to say that especially considering that this is a WP centric site.
    This.

    The only reason I kept my BB so long is I won't use Apple-anything and Android has WAY to many bugs. Then WP7 came out just before the power jack on my BB broke.

    FYI after I updated my HD7 to 8107 the disappearing k/b issued disappeared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric12341 View Post
    So I think that se1f was well within his right to say that especially considering that this is a WP centric site.
    One of the things that I really like about this site is that it's really open to users of other platforms. Generally everyone here, regardless of the device they use, gets a good reception, and can freely post their views about WP7 - good and bad. We discuss the details of the OS, rather than get drawn into "Apple/Android/WebOS sucks" arguments like most other OS forums. And that's a really good thing!

    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.
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    No reason? How about the fact Nokia dumped that OS in favor of WP. I would say that is reason enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastbayrae View Post
    No reason? How about the fact Nokia dumped that OS in favor of WP. I would say that is reason enough.
    That's not what I meant. I meant that there was no reasoned debate there. There was no discussing the pros & cons of WP over Symbian.
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    The facebook app is the worst. Sure the Android app is not any better but the IOS one is magnificent.
    The Android one is the exact same as the iOS one.
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