- 02-21-2013, 12:35 PM #1
No updates since early December, with no new features since 24th May 2012. This is quite alarming, because since Facebook is one of the most popular apps on all the platforms, you'd think Microsoft would be working hard to get it as much in line with the iOS/Android versions as they could, but seem s like they cannot be bothered, or don't really care.
And the fact that it is missing even the very basic features like delete comments, add friends, delete friends, like pages etc... and is plagued with bugs such as refreshing and moving back to the top of the news feed for months...
Does anyone know what is actually happening?
- 02-21-2013, 01:26 PM #2
I'm hoping Facebook is actually working on one. The "official" one is a joke. Third party Facebook apps suck something fierce because they don't have access to the same APIs offical apps or the website has and as such our feeds are full of junk posts that we should never see. touch.facebook.com is the only Facebook to use on a WP.
- 02-21-2013, 01:31 PM #3
- 02-21-2013, 01:48 PM #5
02-21-2013, 02:36 PM #8
- 59 Posts
Kinda confused here. The peoples hub works perfect for me, I don't need a separate Facebook app considering peoples hub does the exact same thing without needing an app to do it. That's kind of the point of windows phone in a way, is that you don't need apps to do every little thing like you do for iOS.
the only downside (other than the names being way too big compared to the status updates or posts you Facebook contacts make) is it doesn't show private FB messages you get. Which I find is easily solveable by going into Facebook mobile from the browser- it runs really smooth as if it were an app and ironically is actually much better than what the android app gets you..
- 02-21-2013, 03:17 PM #9
So I totally ignore the People Hub, which is sad, and just use touch.facebook.com for everything.
02-21-2013, 04:40 PM #11
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- 02-21-2013, 06:25 PM #12
- 02-23-2013, 05:55 AM #13
However, the way around it on phone is - creating groups. I've just created groups of people I want to stalk and the pinned huge tile for them on my home. So I have unpinned People Hub now because when something updates for people I really care stalking, my group tile flips and I go to see who did what. Easier than actual filtering on the Facebook app or website really!
edit: of course the limit in groups is 20, so you might need to make more than one group. I have 4 atm.
Last edited by rockstarzzz; 02-23-2013 at 06:06 AM.
- 02-23-2013, 06:14 AM #14
Both the mobile website and the people hub are an absolute clusterf*ck if you're half serious about using a social network. People hub misses about 95% of Facebook/Twitter features.
- 02-23-2013, 06:39 AM #15
- 02-23-2013, 12:01 PM #18
Mostly people prefer Facebook on the web anyway. Facebook integration on top is for normal Facebookers who want to post stuff on Facebook and like/comment other's stuff. That isn't just 5% of Facebook! In integrated way, you can view your newsfeed, comment, like, update status, upload photos, tag in photos, write on friend's wall, chat with Fb friends - that's more than 50% of what any normal person does on Facebook!
- 02-23-2013, 03:58 PM #20
02-23-2013, 04:05 PM #21
- 8 Posts
There are several conversations about FB apps going on right now and I can't remember who posted this or where, but there's an app called webapps and it will let you easily pin a bunch of different apps. The FB web app is tons better. Only downside is no notifications but combine it with the built in WP8 stuff and I feel like its a pretty good FB experience. Sorry if this is off topic or rehashing what everyone else knows but it was helpful for me and maybe it will be for someone else!
02-23-2013, 06:27 PM #22
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I actually have no faith that a FB app would be any good for WP8 even if FB made it. People on my feed are forever pissing and moaning about how the official iOS app sucks and it doesn't let them do half the stuff the site does, and it's not showing pictures properly and certain things are left out of their news feed and ads are taking up their whole screen and yammer yammer yammer... The FB app for Android was fair, I guess, but notifications broke all the time and it was still horribly limited and unreliable. Facebook itself just doesn't understand mobile, IMO
- 02-23-2013, 07:04 PM #23
- 02-23-2013, 07:18 PM #24
I honestly don't use FB, so I really don't know how good or bad the app really is.
The rare times I do go on FB, I use the PC.
It would still be nice to get an app like iOS.
02-23-2013, 08:19 PM #25
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touch.facebook.com doesn't allow you to post photos on WP8 (browser isn't supported) which is a little annoying, but certainly not a dealbreaker since that seems to work okay from camera roll.
Aside from that it seems very competent compared to the MS-authored FB app as long as you're okay with manually checking it and you're in an area with a decent enough connection.
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