iPhone vs. Facebook

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by katie ta achoo, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005

    I was at Target today searching for an elusive pair of size 10 peep-toe canvas flats that went on sale for $6. I'm frugal (not cheap). As I'm digging through the aisle of shoes, I hear the sky open up, and thousands of gallons of water beat on the roof of the store.

    Oh, happy day. It's raining like no tomorrow.

    I keep looking for the little shoes as the rain comes down. Eventually I give up on my little mission and sit down at the in-store Starbucks and fire up my iPhone to kill some time. I can't drive in that weather! My tiny Hyundai will float away!

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  2. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    my biggest fb+iPhone gripe is the inability to use mobile uploads. Unsupported, and no timeline on when there might be a workaround or something. Sigh.
  3. macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    i've never had any problems with facebook on the iphone. what upsets me is how the upload buttons and browse buttons for sending files are always grayed out. i wish i could upload photos on the go like any other phone. why does apple have to be so picky and lock us out?? i wonder if facebook will make an option where you can email the photo from the iphone to them and it will auto post it? that could be a possible work around.

    now what about myspa...wait, that's for old people and little kids. facebook is the future. i love it.
  4. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    I actually suggested this to facebook a couple nights ago...if iPhones can't do MMS, then it would be awesome if we could email photos instead a la Flickr...no go, at least, not yet.
  5. loudestnoise macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    I use Facebook on my iPhone with generally no problems. The only issue I have is that the status update field is unelectable within Safari iPhone. The other problem I have is that Facebook's Mobile Uploads require an MMS message to be sent to upload pictures, so that means iPhone is not capable of doing so. Believe me, I've tried. I even sometimes will use Mobile Facebook (http://m.facebook.com) when I'm on EDGE, just because it loads quickly, and I can still leave comments, do general stuff. I would however gladly welcome and iPhone optimized version of the site. This would be fantastic
  6. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    Do you think of of the newer apps could be causing the problem. Perhaps there are one or two that just don't work well with iPhone. After all, they are third party.
  7. rachaface macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2007
    i've never occurred any problems with facebook, but sometimes to be safe i'll just use m.facebook.com (the mobile version) because of edge speeds. that might work for you
  8. wannger27 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2007
    I've never had any problems with Facebook on my iPhone either.

    On different note, I am a college student as well, and I was thinking: wouldn't it be awesome if you could give Power Point/Keynote presentations right from your iPhone? Like there would be some video out adapter that lets you connect the iPhone to a projector and you could even use the iPhone as remote. Just a thought... :rolleyes:
  9. sillycybin macrumors member

    I dont have an iPhone, and I have never used Facebook before.... but I have to say, and I know other guys agree with me on this:

    Flats donnot look good on any chick.... no matter how hot you are (or are not).

    and ballet shoes are for ballet. just like wrestling shoes are for wrestling, and kleets are for turf sports. lets keep our shoes in their correct venue..

    thank you for your co-operation.
  10. graymccarty macrumors member


    Jun 5, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    I'm in Canada so I don't have an iPhone, but when I visited the states I tried one out, and one of the first sites I went to was facebook. Everything seeemed to be ok, except for the status update feature, which someone mentioned above.
  11. floatingspirit macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    "Arn/Editor Note: We've heard that Facebook is actually working on an iPhone optimized version and it may be here as soon as Tuesday."

    Is there anything you don't hear Mr. Arn?! That's a cool update.

    Katie: your blogs are fun to read, thanks! As for the floating Hyundai...I was thinking you could just put a heap of iPhones in the trunk to weight it down...you'd have a solid little Hyundai-Hummer type creation, but with more ringtones:) (or maybe I should avoid posting before 7am!) Really though, neat blogs.
  12. gcortega macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2007
    My safari crashes on the regular about 4 times a day regardless of being on fb or not.

    v1.0.1 safari fix = my ass.

    Apple needs to fix this safari crash problem it's getting a bit ridiculous
  13. longofest Editor emeritus


    Jul 10, 2003
    Falls Church, VA
    Before they fix safari on the iPhone, they have to fix Safari on the desktop :rolleyes:

    Anyways, I still think v1.0.1 had some pretty nice fixes. It didn't make Safari rock-solid, but I find it does crash LESS. They obviously found some of the conditions in which it would crash, and alleviated them. Then, of course, there are the other fixes in 1.0.1 which made the update well-worth it.
  14. odHbo macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    There was one night when I had to make several attempts to get past the log-in page on facebook because my Safari kept crashing. It would be great if Facebook supported the iPhone.
  15. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    Facebook also crashes a lot when I'm browsing the normal page (not the mobile page) with Opera Mini on my Nokia n73. It also only crashes when their are lots of apps on a page.

  16. mogema macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2004
    I know that this is not the place to rant about facebook apps, but come ON they can get messy. I enjoyed facebook when they were simple, clean php pages.
  17. TurboSC macrumors 65816


    Aug 4, 2007
    The most aggravating thing about websites on iPhone is my stupid password in which takes 5 minutes to enter because I use it across all my mediums... lol, yes, I'm lazy.
  18. Southern macrumors regular


    May 15, 2007
    London, UK
    Never mind inoperability with iPhones, it's these damn Facebook apps that dilute the experience for everyone. I preferred Facebook to Myspace because the layout was fixed and clean - at last you can read what you want to and not have to sit through gunk (flicker photo albums for example) and listen to some useless boy-band playing in the background (hate!). And the style meant that you couldn't change it to maroon text on a blue background, or some other horribly clashing colour scheme that made the text illegible.

    Now with all these Facebook apps, pages are getting longer and more annoying to scroll down, and certainly on mobile devices, it must be more difficult to display all these applications - all the excess code is just simply too much for the little iPhone, let alone other things.
  19. jt2ga65 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007
    Hmmm... Facebook just looks like myspace for college students. Just the latest stupid elitest community that I wouldn't bother going to. Get a life. Go outside and take a walk in the park. Refrain from loading facebook on your iphone while there.

    And, peep toe shoes are bad for your feet. They force your toes into the wedge, where they don't belong, and end up causing bunions and ****. Wear open toe shoes instead, if you want your toes showing.

  20. phungy macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2006
    I completely agree with you. This is why I've deactivated my account for almost a year now. I know many friends who compulsively check Facebook. Our computer labs now kick people out if they are caught checking Facebook because they aren't being productive!
  21. jt2ga65 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007
    That's funny. I actually only check forums when looking for something, so I'd never be able to deal with myspace or facebook or stuff that require you to constantly be checking web sites. I can deal with email and IMs that come to me, but I don't really want to have to deal with actively looking for my messages and friends.

    It's not that I really care if people want to spend their time on this stuff. I just don't want to be bothered by the insanity. No offense to Katie.

  22. mattportner macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2007
  23. dv24 macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2007
    Kent, UK
  24. bluedevil14 macrumors regular


    Jan 3, 2006
    Washington, DC
    ive used facebook on iphones all the time without anyproblems, save for updating my status
  25. bostonte macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    You can use the two Facebook email addresses (photos @ facebook.com and notes @ facebook, I believe) to add a picture to your Mobile Uploads gallery or a note/picture to your Notes -- I use this to save myself having to email a photo from my iPhone to a list of people, I just send it once and send people there to view it. The subject line of your message becomes the description for the photo.

    It's actually one of the few upload via email services I've used that seems to never have a problem processing Apple Double Type emails (i.e. the pictures and text always post like they're supposed to). I still can't get this to work correctly on Wordpress, even after applying the AppleDoubleType hacks -- it's hit or miss.

    I'd really like the ability to just do it within the Safari app (more for other uses, rather than FaceBook), but I'm not holding my breath on Apple going down that route anytime sooner than October if at all...

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