Major Facebook Update online

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by trickytrav, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. trickytrav macrumors newbie

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    The promised Facebook App Store update is now online, though it doesn't show through auto update yet. To get the update you'll have to delete the previous version and reinstall it from the App Store

    Features include an overhauled appearance similar to the tabbed look of the iPhone facebook web app, as well as a swipe feature for update by different types of updates

    In addition the have added a shake to refresh feature, similar to the "shake to shuffle" feature of the 4th gen nano, which can be turned off in the Facebook settings in the iPhone settings menu

    The icon has also been updated to a white "f" on a blue background, but doesn't show up until installed.

    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=284882215&mt=8
     
  2. iwuzbord macrumors 6502

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    you actually dont need to delete the other app first. just go to the facebook app in itunes and download it and it tells you that its updating the previous app
     
  3. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    thanks. i've been waiting for this!

    (btw, it showed up as an update for me, i didn't have to delete or re-download like you guys said)
     
  4. specops macrumors regular

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  5. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    Top notch update. Has almost all the functionality of the website now.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Just came through on the iPod touch app store auto update. Nice.
     
  7. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Yes. Yes omg Yes.

    Thank you finally!!! :D:D:D

    First impressions: Awesome interface. I can finally comment on status updates. Very close to the desktop version. But still can't edit your information. Notifications is also there. Omg I love this.
     
  8. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

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    finally this new facebook 2.0 is awesome! wow... i am really loving this. Thanks Joe for the amazing update to this long awaited app! :)

    Now i really have no reason to use the computer to get on facebook. I can do it all from my iPhone! :):)
     
  9. Mobile923 macrumors 6502

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    yes... now I can upload and tag pics on the go....

    now... as for the video playback.. it seems that it only plays back video linked off of youtube? not the native fb videos?
     
  10. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    I really believe they should fix Facebook chat as a number one priority...it's the main thing that separates the web app and the application (among many other things too).

    I can barely stand facebook chat on the comp and on the phone.
     
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  12. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    works for me. :D
     
  13. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    yeah, the facebook app needed an overhaul -- this update is a good one. new icon, new features, a bit snappier... awesome!
     
  14. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    I still do not think it searches people you are not already friends with, but it is a huge improvement.
     
  15. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    it does. just go to the friends tab and use the search bar.
     
  16. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I also noticed that http://iphone.facebook.com doesn't work for me... anyone else? all it does is load up the title/menu bar and nothing happens when you touch those parts of the screen.

    related? maybe that will be gone for good with this app update?!
     
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  18. avigalante macrumors 6502

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    Hm; the web-app seems to be functioning properly on my end...
     
  19. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

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    Nice, thank you very much. Downloaded it just now!
     
  20. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    Great! I did not even try because it did not work that way on the last version. Thanks!
     
  21. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    thats odd, hasn't worked all day for me and even nothing after a restart :confused:
     
  22. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    i like the way itouch apps work better then facebook.com

    i actually have the choice if i want to use it (GO OLD FACEBOOK)... although this update isnt that bad FRIEND REQUESTS AGAIN!:):):)
     
  23. avigalante macrumors 6502

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    That is odd... I'm not quite sure myself.

    Try - m.facebook.com
     
  24. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Hmm I can't still see my friend's friends, can I? :(
     
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