Showing posts with label Facebook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facebook. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lastest Facebook app to hit the market

Wouldn't it be great if you ever met somebody while you were out at some place or function but you did not have the time to get her/him Facebook address? Well, you need not to worry about that anymore for these kind of situation. Add Friend (Facebook) app for Android is now available to help you make friends within few seconds. Using NFC (Near Filed Communication) technology Friend (Facebook) app allows to add new friends. Both party have to open the Friend (Facebook) app and just need to Touch the 2 mobiles back-to-back and it will open the his/her Facebook profile then just tap “Add”. Make a new friend no matter where your at......

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Modaco custom ROM fixes Facebook’s Ice Cream Sandwich issues

According to Nielsen, Android users spend more time in the Facebook app than just about anywhere else. So it’s no wonder that early Galaxy Nexus users cried foul when Facebook’s contact sync, among other things, wouldn’t work in Ice Cream Sandwich. ROM wunderkind Paul “Modaco” O’Brien has updated his customized version of Ice Cream Sandwich to re-enable the missing feature, along with his already extensive list of tweaks to the basic ICS framework.

Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ users can find Modaco’s ROM at the usual place on Basic users can download the standard ROM with all the bells and whistles, while subscribers to the popular ROM kitchen can pick and choose features and apps to install or remove. Popular options include the permanent virtual search button, Google’s proprietary apps (Gmail, YouTube, Android Market, etc) and various root-friendly tools. As the first person to post a public superboot for the Galaxy Nexus, Modaco should be pretty good at this by now. Frequent Twitter users should also check out his customized version of TweetDeck, which works properly on the Galaxy Nexus.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Facedroid delivers custom tablet Facebook interface

Independent developer Platinum Apps knows that Facebook has well and truly taken over the world. In fact, Facebook is the most popular app on the Android platform, so much so that Facebook for Android beats out all the other Google-powered software, how’s that for beating Google on their own turf? Well, the app might not be perfect nor does it hold all the bells and whistles that one sees on the desktop version, but at least it is functional enough to be uber popular. Platinum Apps wants to ride on the Facebook momentum with an app of their own, calling it Facedroid – where this is an alternative Facebook client for the Android ecosystem.
Needless to say, the name gives it away, with this being a tablet-only app that is said to deliver a full-screen Facebook experience to large screened devices running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb or above. Not only that, Platinum Apps isn’t asking much for their effort, with an introductory price of just £0.69, surely you can spare them less than a quid to have a more tablet-friendly Facebook experience, right?

Facebook tops Nielsen’s list of most popular Android apps

I know, I know, stop the presses: Facebook is the most popular app on Android. The statistical wizards at Nielsen reached this conclusion based on active usage, not total downloads, noting that the recently-updated Facebook app has the most penetration across all of Android’s user groups after the Android Market itself. The fact is at least a little surprising, since Facebook beat out Google’s entrenched apps like Search, Gmail and Google Maps, which all had slightly lower user groups in every category.

Nielsen breaks down the distribution of most-used apps by how many users opened the app in the last 30 days. So while nearly 4/5th of the Android population uses Facebook on a regular basis, only about three quarters actually use Google Search, which is built right into the framework of Android. When it comes to third-party apps, Facebook absolutely kills the competition, with Angry Birds getting less than half the active users that Facebook enjoys from the 35-44 crowd. Other notably popular apps by usage include Pandora, QuickOffice, Yahoo Mail, Adobe Reader and Advanced Task Killer Free, despite the latter being unnecessary for almost all current Android devices.
The Android Market beats all, but since it’s a gateway to almost all third-party apps that’s understandable. Strangely, younger users actually seem slightly less inclined to download apps than their 25-44 counterparts. Among 18-24 year-olds, 89% use the Market regularly, compares to 92-95% for older users. Angry Birds is also significantly more popular in the older age group, a fact that lines up with some personal observations. Don’t install Angry Birds on your grandmother’s shiny new DROID this holiday season, unless you’re keen on hearing a dozen different varieties on the theme of “SQUUAAAAK” all weekend.
[via Androinica]

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Android Facebook is getting much needed update

Well a few days ago Facebook released a much needed update for Android users the app brings a whole new UI, and is said to be much faster and easier to use. Now the Photos and albums will be up to two times faster than the previous Android app. It's said to be easier to share photos, view comments and edit captions on the go.Also you can quickly access your News Feed, Groups, games and apps from the new left-hand menu. The features you use most are now at your fingertips.Facebook for Android is available on Android Market. I am excited about the new app and have been using it since it's release on my Dell Streak 7 , and I hope you check it out.

  1. What's in this version:
  2. Navigate anywhere, fast: Get to your groups, apps, pages, and settings with a single press
  3. Search and you will discover: Look through friends, subscribers, apps, and pages
  4. See your friends tags on pictures and zoom: New photo viewing experience
  5. Faster notifications: Get alerted in real time with new push notifications
  6. Games & Apps: Play games and access your favorite apps on the go
  7. Access to mobile timeline (If you already have a timeline)
  8. Access to friend lists and subscriptions

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Facebook App overhaul brings faster performance, better UI, ICS support and more

Today Facebook will be pushing a much needed update for their Android application. It is currently not available yet but should hit the Android Market sometime today according to the official Facebook Blog. They are calling it a faster Facebook for Android and it has tons of new features, improvements to the UI, faster performance, and that all important support for ICS (since the menu button has been missing for Nexi users). Check out these renders on the Galaxy Nexus and the full details below.

Apparently this update is all about speed, something that has been needing some attention for some time in the world of Android and Facebook. The UI has some awesome changes and the screenshots above only show us a small glance. A huge part of Facebook is photos and that part of the application has received a huge overhaul too. Photos and albums are said to be around two times faster than their current app. With photo sharing, comment viewing, and caption editing all seeing major improvements.
Messages and notifications have now been moved to the top of the display. Respond to friends and more all without leaving the current page you are on. Having notifications on the top as well as the menu button up there as well should make things easy, simple, visible, and extremely fast for users. A lot of these changes are similar to the desktop version and it’s nice to finally see Facebook making some huge improvements for Android. It is not available yet but should be pushed to the market later tonight for download. I’ll be hanging out at Google+ personally.
Facebook Market Link
facebook 2 facebook 3 facebook [via Facebook Blog]

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Upcoming Facebook For Android Refresh Spied In Leaked Images

Looks like Facebook for Android will soon be receiving a much needed refresh. The leaked images above show not only a new UI layout but the addition of an extra icon for your app drawer that will most likely take a user straight to the “Check In” location of the app. The refresh will take the version number up to 1.8 and any changes will most likely be welcomed with open arms. The Facebook app for Android is one of the most hated in the Android Market so the boys at Facebook definitely have their work cut out for them. For a few more shots, hit up the source link below.
[Via Engadget]

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Facebook's Official Phone to be manufactured by HTC

HTC has agreed to manufacture Facebook’s official phone. The device has been codenamed “Buffy” and you can be sure to find it oriented around cutting-edge social capabilities. But what will it run? Could it possibly scoop up WebOS from HP or even start from scratch in a basic Linux environment? The most possible (and even most practical) solution would be to heavily mask a version of Android OS.

With the Android 4.0 source code now available to the public, you can bet Facebook will manipulate in such a way similar to Amazon. After all, the Facebook phone is bound to look unique. As the king of social networking and such a strong following, who’s to say Facebook won’t try pushing out more than one device. I particularly prefer a device free of buttons to give a better multimedia experience. However, I know a good many that still insist on having a QWERTY keyboard; Facebook’s social network serves us all, so why shouldn’t its line of cellphones?
Social competitor Google+ won’t get as much love if Facebook has anything to say about it. So if Facebook decides to go with Android, you can bet on a heavily modded interface. After all, it will be competing with Windows Phone 7.5, Apple iOS5, the future of WebOS, and even others versions of Android. I would expect to see a Facebook button included in their phone as well. However, with Ice Cream Sandwich supporting phones with no buttons at all, it could be included inside the OS; much like the naivegation keys on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
A new Facebook phone may even build in their Facebook application into the OS, much like the Google+ app in the Galaxy Nexus. Hey, it may even slay a few vampires too – who knows.
[via AllThingsD]

Friday, November 18, 2011

Motorola MotoKey Social (Facebook Phone) headed to Canada

Why Motorola why? We’ve seen this phone a few times but it appears for some odd reason Motorola and Telus have decided to give this depressing idea another try. Introducing the Motorola MotoKey Social. The Motorola Facebook Phone that is destined for greatness, or something like that. Given the huge success of the HTC Status Facebook phone this just seems like a great idea. Right guys?

Maybe I’m just being mean but HTC gave the sad Status Facebook phone a whopping 46 days or so before they pulled the plug. Maybe Motorola feels they have something unique and different but it doesn’t look all that different or amazing if you ask me. Even a quad-core processor and a 4000 mAh battery couldn’t get me to buy this phone. Okay that was a bit harsh — either way here’s the details and specs:

Now I know what your thinking — where is the Android? The dedicated capacitive buttons are no where and neither is a home or navigation button standard to Android on the keyboard. Maybe that is part of the reason I’ve posted my lovely fail photo above. The official MotoKey Social specs page clearly shows Android icons all over the place so you decide. The MotoKey Social has a 2.4″ display, an unknown processor but I’m guessing 800 MHz or maybe 1 GHz, a 3 megapixel camera, and then some micro-SD support.
This beautiful phone will be $89.99 starting November 21st over at TELUS in Canada. Who’s buying?
[via UnwiredView]

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spotify adds Android Preview app with Facebook sign-in and sharing

Now that United States citizens have been welcomed with open arms, Spotify’s Android app is getting some much-needed love. The new version is available as a non-Market download from Spotify’s blog, showing off some new social features. Users can now log in with either their original Spotify credentials or by connecting to Facebook – you don’t even have to create a new account if you opt for the latter.

Sharing options have been updated as well, again, via Facebook. There was some controversy over the company’s recent decision to allow new users only through Facebook, and apparently, that is still the case with the new app. For those times when you’ve just got to get your Shania Twain on, a Private Listening mode has been added. Testers note that local file playback is still problematic, and there’s no support for browsing via folders – apparently a big deal for some commenters. I tried the local playback myself, and on CyanogenMod 7.1 at least, I haven’t experienced any crashes.
Spotify is specifically asking for user feedback with the beta app, and if you’re a loyal Spotify customer (as so many are) it might be a good time to voice some of your concerns and suggestions. You can download the APK here (the experimental version isn’t available on the Market) and leave feedback on Spotify’s community forum. If you want some input on the way Spotify’s Android app progresses, it might not be a bad idea.
[via TheNextWeb]

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Facebook for Android gets updated to fix a number of bugs

The Facebook for Android app received an update today. The update bumps the app’s version to 1.7.2 and brings with it a number of bug fixes. The only problem is that we won’t know what those bug fixes are because Facebook didn’t give many details.
If you’ve been experiencing issues with your Facebook for Android app, you should go ahead and update. Who knows, maybe the problem you’ve been experiencing has been fixed with this latest updated. If you’ve noticed any changes to the app after updating, let us know by dropping a comment below.
To download the update, simply head to the Android Market or scan the QR code below.

Android Market link

Source: Facebook

Friday, September 16, 2011

Chinese HTC ChaCha dumps Facebook for QQ

HTC is out with a special version of the ChaCha smartphone for the Chinese market. Instead of boasting the Facebook button, this little fella’ comes with the QQ button along with various QQ services preloaded.
Those unfamiliar should know Facebook is blocked in China, hence folks need to rely on the home-grown services. QQ is the country’s most popular instant messaging platform, with about 700 million users.
Aside from the change in the default service used, the phone remains unchanged with specs including the same 2.6-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen with full QWERTY keyboard beneath, 5-megapixel camera, 800MHz processor, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth, GPS, while Android 2.3 Gingerbread is running the show with HTC’s own Sense UI singing on top. The Taiwanese company will ask 2,680 yuan ($419) for the ChaCha. It should start selling soon, though we’re not sure exactly when…
As a reminder, HTC has already prepared Chinese version of the Salsa smartphone called Weike, which too dumps Facebook for some other local service.
[Via: Unwired View]

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Facebook For Android Updated In The Android Market – Brings New Features and Honeycomb Support

Facebook for Android was just updated in the Market today. The update includes the usual bug-fixes and improvements and although it wasn’t mentioned in the changelog, the Facebook team has finally added Honeycomb support for Android tablets. Don’t believe me? Check out the screenshot below.

As for the other additions, you can now “pull to refresh” to update your News Feed (am I the only one who hates this?). All of these come as welcomed changes to help the Android version of the Facebook app “suck less.” You can check out the full list as well as the Market link below:
  1. Made it easier to share with who you want
  2. Improved the sharing tool to add privacy controls on posts and match your settings on the web site
  3. Added the ability to tag friends and places in posts
  4. Added new design for Profile and Group Walls
  5. Fixes and tweaks:
  6. Improved photo browsing with swiping
  7. Added the ability to tag your friends in photos
  8. Improved Messages and Notifications
  9. Fixed a number of crashes and performance issues
[Market Link]

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Facebook fighting Twitter, Google with acquisitions

Facebook is expecting to acquire a total of 20 new companies in 2011 in an effort to better compete with Twitter and Google, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. The social network purchased 10 new companies last year and just one in 2009, but has already acquired 13 various firms this year. Most recently, Facebook purchased the group-messaging service Beluga, which was created by several former Google employees, and re-released it as the “Facebook Messenger” product for the iPhone and Android smartphones. In an interview with Bloomberg, Facebook’s director of corporate development Vaughan Smith explained the strategy behind Facebook’s acquisitions. “Two years ago we didn’t have a track record in acquisitions,” Smith said. “While we expected them to work well, it was still a crapshoot how they’d turn out. We’ve built a culture that supports entrepreneurs, and it’s working incredibly well.” Facebook other big purchases this year include Snaptu, design firm Sofa and Push Pop Press.