The update is required because the native app will stop working on March 31.
The new web-based Facebook app provides additional features not available on the native app, such as: We’ll continue to keep you updated of any new developments.
I’m not sure when that behavior started, but it’s quite annoying and happens on both my Android (s goog) and i OS (s aapl) devices.
I long suspected these problems had much to do with Facebook’s use of various Web technologies, since much of the mobile platform was built with web standards and technologies such as HTML5, surrounded by a native wrapper for Android or i OS. Now I am, thanks to Dirk de Kok’s detailed post at Mobtest, which tests mobile applications.
I used to tap the screen and see the latest posts or photos fairly quickly.For example, you can connect your Facebook account to your Black Berry Calendar application, meaning Facebook events are automatically added here.You can also sync contacts and messages between Facebook and your Black Berry, and get notifications at a scheduled time period.The software is great for checking and updating Facebook, although it doesn't give you access to the full gamut of features you can enjoy on the web version of the social network.For instance, you can't access Facebook applications on your Black Berry, or access Facebook Chat.
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