1. Jaybotics's Avatar
    While the number of apps available for Windows
    Phone
    devices continues to grow, there are still some gaps in its library compared to competing app stores. Many other Windows Phone apps are still considered not to be up to par with their iOS and Android counterparts. One of them is the official Facebook Windows Phone app, which is actually developed by Microsoft.The last such update of the Facebook Windows Phone app was made in December, and while the current version is an improvement compared to earlier builds, there is still a consensus that the Windows Phone version could be a lot better.
    One Windows Phone owner, known as Ammar, posted word on the Maati.TV web site that he decided to take his complaints about the Facebook app to an interesting source. He emailed Nokia
    CEO
    Stephen Elop directly. Certainly Nokia and Elop would have at least some information about any plans to improve the Facebook Windows Phone app.
    Elop's brief response was, "Thanks - this is definitely being worked on." That short but sweet note would indicated that Nokia and
    Microsoft
    are certainly aware of the Facebook app's shortcomings and are planning to do something about it. Exactly what will be improved is something we don't have any information on, at least not yet.
    Source: WMPoweruser


    Ahh, this is exciting news!! I wonder if Nokia is helping develop it?!
    03-09-2013 01:58 PM
  2. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    The Windows Phone store is already awash with Facebook apps so adding another to the mix seems a bit pointless to me. I just use the in-built Me and People apps for Facebooking.
    eric12341, nbktonic and orejas666 like this.
    03-09-2013 02:11 PM
  3. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    The Windows Phone store is already awash with Facebook apps so adding another to the mix seems a bit pointless to me. I just use the in-built Me and People apps for Facebooking.
    Except for the one developed by Microsoft, all others are wrappers around the mobile site. Some developers even have the gall to charge for this **** and people keep buying it. Delete the garbage and make one, proper Facebook app.
    03-09-2013 02:23 PM
  4. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I must say, reading this makes me feel even worse for Elop. His company's basically the one doing everything right, and he's getting the complaints about Microsoft's problematic app? Seriously, it might just be better for both companies to have Microsoft buy Nokia, then make Elop the head of the Windows Phone division, if this is how people are going to approach problems.
    03-09-2013 02:36 PM
  5. mreaglejr's Avatar
    Yeah, it's kind of funny how Nokia seems to be pushing Windows Phone better than Microsoft themselves. ninninininini
    03-09-2013 02:40 PM
  6. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    I must say, reading this makes me feel even worse for Elop. His company's basically the one doing everything right, and he's getting the complaints about Microsoft's problematic app? Seriously, it might just be better for both companies to have Microsoft buy Nokia, then make Elop the head of the Windows Phone division, if this is how people are going to approach problems.
    I know exactly what you mean. I'm sick and tired of the amount of people who take to the Nokia Support discussions web site to complain about MS software. And I always smile to my self when people go on about getting a response from Elop after they have emailed him with a complaint. I can pretty much guarantee that someone else working in Elop's office is the one responding to emails.

    You've probably said something that I reckon will happen sometime in the future. MS will swallow Nokia and Elop will take over.
    03-09-2013 02:44 PM
  7. eric12341's Avatar
    This is good news even though the people hub, me tile and the current Facebook app meet my needs.


    I must say, reading this makes me feel even worse for Elop. His company's basically the one doing everything right, and he's getting the complaints about Microsoft's problematic app? Seriously, it might just be better for both companies to have Microsoft buy Nokia, then make Elop the head of the Windows Phone division, if this is how people are going to approach problems.
    Microsoft didn't develop the current Facebook app, they only published it.
    03-09-2013 02:48 PM
  8. AngryNil's Avatar
    Some developers even have the gall to charge for this **** and people keep buying it. Delete the garbage and make one, proper Facebook app.
    I don't use Facebook nearly enough to care for much more out of the official app and typically disagree with you vehemently, but you're spot on here.
    ammarmalik2011 likes this.
    03-09-2013 10:40 PM
  9. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Some developers even have the gall to charge for this **** and people keep buying it. Delete the garbage and make one, proper Facebook app.
    We normally clash and disagree, but this my friend, is the perfect post. I nominate it for "post of the week".
    ammarmalik2011 and bozza72 like this.
    03-10-2013 06:40 AM
  10. Ruud Griepsma's Avatar
    In the meanwhile, I've developed an alternative app, which is not one of those skins around the mobile site. Even though the Facebook developer API is not exactly easy to work with, it's usable and I much prefer it over the built in app already. It's just released today, if you want to give it a try: Fin for Facebook | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    03-12-2013 08:50 AM
  11. Tomanband's Avatar
    In the meanwhile, I've developed an alternative app, which is not one of those skins around the mobile site. Even though the Facebook developer API is not exactly easy to work with, it's usable and I much prefer it over the built in app already. It's just released today, if you want to give it a try: Fin for Facebook | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    does it have lockscreen, toast or tile notifications?
    03-12-2013 08:55 AM
  12. havox22's Avatar
    The FB built into the OS is good enough for me for the most part, but the only thing I can't do is confirm/add things to my timeline that I am tagged in. I cant do it on the FB App either....I have to go to touch.facebook.com
    03-12-2013 10:47 PM
  13. Boris Gong's Avatar
    Nobody mentioned Facebook Pro? Thought everyone love it.

    What feature will this new app make you think it's "better" than Facebook Pro?
    03-13-2013 03:33 AM
  14. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    Nobody mentioned Facebook Pro? Thought everyone love it.

    What feature will this new app make you think it's "better" than Facebook Pro?
    Search results for "facebook pro" | Windows Phone (United States)

    Will the real Facebook Pro please stand up? Sorry, can't do. They're all ****e.
    03-13-2013 05:08 AM
  15. pogi920's Avatar
    I would say of all facebook apps available in the store The facebook is the best imo..
    03-13-2013 05:49 AM
  16. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    I would say of all facebook apps available in the store The facebook is the best imo..
    The Facebook web app is the best, imo. Doesn't use memory and is equivalent to the mobile site with a few improvements.
    03-13-2013 06:03 AM
  17. Al_2's Avatar
    I would say of all facebook apps available in the store The facebook is the best imo..
    I like The Facebook too. It is mostly a wrapper round the touch website, but it does have some WP design in there for viewing photos, status updates, checking in etc.

    And the best part, it actually has working notifications. Granted it's just for notifications (not messages) and it's just a tile count, but at least it works!!
    03-13-2013 07:07 AM
  18. hamzie11's Avatar
    i hope the metro feel to this app is similar to how twitter have done it
    03-13-2013 07:19 PM
  19. Tomanband's Avatar
    I only hope that we get message notifications, that is really a dealbreaker for me...
    03-13-2013 07:34 PM
  20. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    The Windows Phone store is already awash with Facebook apps so adding another to the mix seems a bit pointless to me. I just use the in-built Me and People apps for Facebooking.
    I assume they mean the actual MS built app and not a brand new one.
    03-13-2013 07:34 PM
  21. hamzie11's Avatar
    no updates on this?
    04-03-2013 08:36 PM

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