So.. Facebook and Google have finally released a Facebook application for Android. For this review, I’m testing on the following:
T-Mobile G1 (on the T-Mobile USA network in Atlanta, so full 3G)
OS: Android 1.6
It’s a very basic application, much more so than the Facebook application for Blackberry (which I used through several iterations, owning a Blackberry Pearl 8100, Blackberry Curve 8320, Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220, and using a Blackberry 8800 from work). It doesn’t let you see your Facebook inbox for one, but let’s hope Facebook (well, the Google engineer that is working at Facebook for this application) gets around to adding that feature soon. However, it is very quick at posting messages and loading your news feed (the page you see), and it does let you upload photos and videos (very well integrated with Android) and comment/like on posts. It even has a home screen widget that has a textfield for updating your status and showing recent status updates.
libpurple-facebook 1.61 is now available for openSUSE 11.0, 11.1, and Factory in home:jhaygood. For users not on Factory, this will pull in json-glib from home:jhaygood (which is being pulled from GNOME:Factory for now)
I updated my libpurple-facebook package in the build service to 1.61. However, it requires json-glib, which is currently only available in openSUSE Factory at the moment. I’ll be trying to figure out how to get it to work on openSUSE 11.1 shortly.
So Dragon*Con 2009 is in Atlanta right now. At Peachtree Center. Which is Where I work. Live is great, eh?