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  1. WavingReds's Avatar
    Feels like the old iOS Facebook app until the update it recently
    05-01-2013 04:44 PM
  2. Nick Garza's Avatar
    Oh my god, it's a functional facebook app!
    This thing is already far better than the other. Metro was a nice idea for it but it just wasn't as functional as the iOS app.
    I see this as a nice merging of the two, it looks nicer than the iOS version but functions better than the Metro disaster.
    meh, I think the design sucks. Its plain and boring, just a rehash of the android/iOS apps which is pretty opposite of the whole WP thing.

    Something like this:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IkQZ8IpFa-...oncept%202.png

    with less room taken at the top would be perfect. Just replace instagram with Facebook. Has all the visual clues to tell you to swipe, look nice and clean and unique to WP and would still be able to present the same amount of info and functionality.
    05-01-2013 05:40 PM
  3. Nick Garza's Avatar
    They shouldn't bring back the banner image or break any of the FB's internal UI conventions.

    In this very specific case, since FB is a critical platform app, FB's own UI conventions >> WP/Metro's design conventions.

    Cross quoting myself from another thread:



    This new FB app, its design, direction, attempts to maintain UI consistency with other FB apps/sites on other platforms is a very very good thing for WP.
    No one will switch TO WP just because it has a better banner image
    People WILL switch AWAY from WP if some of their core apps do not have the requisite functionality or are non-intuitive
    sorry, but if people are deterred by the Facebook app looking different, how do you think they will make it past the WP OS/UI. By the logic you used, they should just ditch the metro stuff and give us a grid of icons. The UI is what differentiates WP, and is really all it has going for it. The previous design could have been improved easily and still kept the metro feel.
    Like this
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IkQZ8IpFa-...oncept%202.png
    With better use of space, especially along the top.
    05-01-2013 05:48 PM
  4. Shimoner01's Avatar
    I really hope we get that floating thread/floating head (whatever its called) chat function that Android has. Saw it today, looks really cool.
    05-01-2013 05:50 PM
  5. 12Danny123's Avatar
    I doubt it'll be on the UI. But I think it's likely it'll be on the new FB app. I think if MS wanted chat heads to be on the WP UI. It'll have to be like a notification like bar that'll stay there for chatting
    05-01-2013 06:50 PM
  6. Dazzi's Avatar
    I really hope we get that floating thread/floating head (whatever its called) chat function that Android has. Saw it today, looks really cool.
    I'm sorry that 'chat heads' is awful. Why would you want a friends face following you everywhere on your phone.

    To me that's some weird creepy s*ite, I'll stick to toast notifications, at least I won't have see some friends strange profile pics.
    James8561 likes this.
    05-01-2013 07:04 PM
  7. Mosov's Avatar
    When is the final version of the app going to come out?
    05-01-2013 07:31 PM
  8. James8561's Avatar
    I'm sorry that 'chat heads' is awful. Why would you want a friends face following you everywhere on your phone.

    To me that's some weird creepy s*ite, I'll stick to toast notifications, at least I won't have see some friends strange profile pics.
    haha this makes me chuckle but the point of chat heads is to allow you to browse to other things while waiting for message replies instead of staring at the message screen.
    Shimoner01 likes this.
    05-01-2013 08:20 PM
  9. Dazzi's Avatar
    Yes but I can do that with toast notifications. The message toasts, I read and reply, then press back button and carry on from where I left off. Or do you mean it saves you leaving the app?
    05-01-2013 08:26 PM
  10. Mosov's Avatar
    The messenger doesnt work great in the FB app. It doesn't refresh automatically, you can't see when one is typing, and it doesn't say if the person saw the message or not....
    05-01-2013 10:12 PM
  11. cameradork's Avatar
    Irritating that it still shows all posts from even pages and people marked "Do not show in News Feed". Going back to touch.facebook.com until this is resolved... I seriously don't need more clutter in my feed, but don't want to defriend or unlike every page.

    *edit* - they fixed that as of this morning - yay!
    Last edited by cameradork; 05-02-2013 at 10:14 AM.
    05-01-2013 10:28 PM
  12. Nick Garza's Avatar
    I just cant get over how much I dislike the look and feel of this app. Going to stick with the original for as long as I can. With the public API, this app ( even the beta ) will always miss the functionality of an official app.

    Just give me the larger thumbnails, a smaller banner, and the more convenient likes and things of that nature and the original app is as good as it will get on WP. I think this design just sucks.
    05-02-2013 12:39 AM
  13. Raffaele Zippo's Avatar
    I like the beta because being a "metro restyling" of the mobile site it has all fb functions, including account settings.
    I dislike any fb app that makes you need a computer for specific actions
    05-02-2013 12:55 AM
  14. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    The messenger doesnt work great in the FB app. It doesn't refresh automatically, you can't see when one is typing, and it doesn't say if the person saw the message or not....
    Wow seriously they haven't fixed that?
    05-02-2013 05:42 AM
  15. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Wow seriously they haven't fixed that?
    Hopefully they fix and release this for 7.8 too. The more I read about it the more I realise I can warm to the interface.
    05-02-2013 06:26 AM
  16. Bizarro_Prime's Avatar
    Personally, I'm not too fussed with what it looks like. This is so much better than V4.
    And so far I've not had posts disappear while reading them. (This was generally posts over 5 lines)
    cameradork likes this.
    05-02-2013 06:41 AM
  17. nikhilr51's Avatar
    ALRIGHTY, I am so very happy that they released this, It was my number 1 thing i hated about windows phone.
    Buuuuuut, still improvements to be made, i've sent 6 emails to the devs so far and here are the problems i have:

    1. New notifications should be differentiated from the old ones by a blue background or something.
    2. ADDING IMAGES TO CHATS, GOD DAMMIT. PLEASE WHAT THE HELL.
    3. Typing when sending feedback is really laggy which is odd.
    4. C
    licking links in chat doesn't work. Can't even copy messages and paste them into IE.
    5.
    Images attached in chat from other devices are not viewable. Just a blank white message
    6. When typing a message the cancel button doesn't do anything. - (Note, this does seem to be working now)
    7. Chats should automatically refresh, shouldn't need to press ... then scroll, then click refresh (or shake the device)
    8. Toast notifications don't work, neither does the icon on the lock screen or the tile icon.
    9.
    If you're typing a message in chat then Shake to refresh, the send button disappears and you have no way of sending the message.
    10. If you go to a friends profile (I clicked on their name in the news feed), there are 3 buttons along the bottom of the screen. If you hit back and then click on their name again, the "write post" and "share photo" buttons disappear.
    11. The app encountered an error when i opened it once and asked if i wanted to send the error report, and it gave xbox as one of the options....which seems a bit odd.

    Just my list of problems with it so far.

    EDIT: Oh, forgot one which i havent sent to them yet, liking comments is pretty dodgy, hitting the like button has to be done so very precisely and its pretty slow to respond so if you click it twice it likes then unlikes it.
    05-02-2013 08:14 AM
  18. Geddeeee's Avatar
    One word.... BETA!!!!
    05-02-2013 09:05 AM
  19. Mosov's Avatar
    plus when you put the phone on lock and you are on messenger in the FB app, upon unlocking the phone, the app just goes black and you need to restart the app. This is a major problem, because people will be messaging, and will want to lock their phone and then shortly after resume chatting.
    05-02-2013 09:48 AM
  20. Tomanband's Avatar
    plus when you put the phone on lock and you are on messenger in the FB app, upon unlocking the phone, the app just goes black and you need to restart the app. This is a major problem, because people will be messaging, and will want to lock their phone and then shortly after resume chatting.
    report it via the feedback button, in setting->about
    05-02-2013 10:07 AM
  21. Nick Garza's Avatar
    I like the beta because being a "metro restyling" of the mobile site it has all fb functions, including account settings.
    I dislike any fb app that makes you need a computer for specific actions
    They could have added everything this
    beta has and kept the unique consistent design of the previous app ( improving it for larger thumbnails and easier access to things like likes etc.... ). And it still wont be as fully featured as the android/iOS apps because its not official. Just looks that way.

    Now everytime I open one of my most used apps it jars me out of the WP experience because it is a slightly more flat android design. And if I wanted that, I would stay with android, they have a ton more apps, always will.
    05-02-2013 10:37 AM
  22. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    ^^IMO, the home screen with live tiles is the WP experience. Not whether some app looks "Metro" or not.
    05-02-2013 10:47 AM
  23. Ultimateone's Avatar
    ^^IMO, the home screen with live tiles is the WP experience. Not whether some app looks "Metro" or not.
    The app ecosystem being Metro is what makes WP8 different and awesome...
    05-02-2013 10:50 AM
  24. cameradork's Avatar
    Personally, I'm not too fussed with what it looks like. This is so much better than V4.
    And so far I've not had posts disappear while reading them. (This was generally posts over 5 lines)
    yup, Ugly and Functional > Pretty and Useless.
    Villain likes this.
    05-02-2013 11:06 AM
  25. Shimoner01's Avatar
    I'm sorry that 'chat heads' is awful. Why would you want a friends face following you everywhere on your phone.

    To me that's some weird creepy s*ite, I'll stick to toast notifications, at least I won't have see some friends strange profile pics.
    It follows you with a chat bar, presumably you are thinking of something else. If you are chatting on fb through any medium, you see their face, hard to see why that would bother anyone. Also, you can move the bar wherever on screen so its never in your way. Besides, you swipe the bar off screen whenever you're done.
    05-02-2013 12:01 PM
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