- 04-09-2011, 10:35 PM #1
It's extremely nice, if you're into waiting 15 seconds before you start touching it.
It looks beautiful, but I hope Microsoft makes some steps to improve its speed. Whether I'm on wifi or 3G, it always hangs there for a few seconds, and if you try to swipe across to early it sort of just wigs out.
It's sort of embarrassing to talk up how fast the phone is, but then pop open Facebook and watch it stutter something fierce.
The Android app is not nearly as fun, but it's simply much much faster. It was developed by Facebook, maybe it's just more lightweight...but if Microsoft is gonna do the Facebook app themselves, they need to speed it up.
The Facebook integration is nice, but if you want to check out what's happening during your various activities , you will need to open the app.
Or if you just want to creep on people.
Which is very bad.
Don't do it.
No, you can do it if you want.
- 04-10-2011, 12:58 AM #2
Its probably due to the fact that it has to load aaaall the data EVERY time you open it, I'm sure once multitasking comes around (and by the time that gets here hopefully the app will have received some performance updates as well) when not having to update data all the time it should be a lot better...
- 04-10-2011, 03:45 PM #6
I just use the people app. Plus touch.facebook.com is a pretty decent mobile site. To be honest, I have always been amazed at how ****ty the Facebook mobile action is. All of it, regardless of platform, seems to be pretty buggy and subpar.
- 04-10-2011, 10:32 PM #8
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- 04-12-2011, 09:16 AM #15
People need to remember that Facebook itself isn't the most stable and reliable being on Earth. I hate the site with a passion and always hear complaints on every platform (including desktop OS) that it's either slow or not working. It's already had problems on WP7 so far with the https issue etc. and while I agree that the speed of the app could be worked on, I'd rather Microsoft sort out the Youtube app first (battle with Google on rights of access), lol.
- 04-12-2011, 08:47 PM #16
Facebook for iPhone was pretty flawless. Wp7 app is a close second. Its messy for Android. Its a shame that MS own app isn't getting updated properly. I'll take twitter integration next, over YouTube. Supertube is pretty awesome.
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- 04-12-2011, 11:16 PM #17
You log into the Android app, and it looks alright, but is very quick. It's easy to drag up your notifications.
Just logging into Facebook and going to your news feed is super slow on WP7.
And again, when I first got Android, I actually used touch.facebook until Facebook updated their app to iOS parity.
But touch.facebook doesn't seem to work on the WP7 IE browser.
04-16-2011, 09:46 AM #20
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I don't ever use the facebook app on WP7, I always use the people hub and if I want to look at pictures, the picture hub I removed the app, I asked my wife the other day the same question if she liked the facebook app I installed for her, she told me she never uses it, she just uses the people hub, but she did say she wishes it refreshes in the background instead of everytime she goes in it loads..
no big deal..
04-16-2011, 11:10 AM #21
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- 04-16-2011, 08:02 PM #22
So they updated the app and added caching for data... Which does provide some improvements but now the performance faults are starting to show... Smoother scrolling is another one of the pain in the a$$es like in many other apps :/
- 04-16-2011, 10:58 PM #23
I just got the update too and came here to talk about it. Things seen to load faster, I noticed it's only loading the page you're currently on rather than the page you're on plus the page to the left. I'm actually pretty impressed with this version. All we need is Facebook chat support.
- 04-17-2011, 02:13 AM #24
So what saves more cache? 5, 10, or 15 minutes? I'd rather save more cache to reduce loading times... Sometimes I get the feeling that Microsoft intentionally made a sh!tty Facebook app to get people to use the integrated services... I always use the hubs I'll use the app for messaging and poking however. I know Microsoft is capable of writing a much much better Facebook app than that, why would they give us something like this?