I don’t know about you but I’ve never been a fan of the official Facebook app. Although updates seem to come through regularly I’m not convinced that thet are always moving the mobile app in the right direction, to be honest I often find myself using the mobile website instead.
In this post we take a look at a new option that is designed for ICS and for speed.
Alternative Android Facebook App
The current release is only a Beta, so bear that in mind and if you do give is a go the devlopers will appreciate any feedback you can pass on. The app promises both low battery and memory usage and has no hidden services or annoying notifications.
The feature set includes:
- Adheres to the latest Android design standards
- Comment, share and like
- Post updates with the complete privacy options
- Facebook chat
- Share content from your other apps
- Post up your photos
- Widget and quick links
- High security implementation
When you first configure Fast for Facebook you’ll be asked whether you wish to prioritise performance or quality, you’ll probably chose the latter on your Nexus 7 but the former will be useful if installing to a Nexus 4. The performance mode will be useful on mobile Internet connections where speed and data usage will be taken into consideration.
Having tried out the app for a few days I have to agree that it definitely has a cut down, snappy feel to it. The news feed seems clearer and less cluttered, it all loads up faster and all the basic functionality I use is all there – although I must admit I’m not a ‘heavy’ user.
I haven’t used it long enough to decide whether it’s a keeper, I will naturally migrate to the ad free pro version if I do decide to go for it in the long-term. As it is only a beta release it’s one to keep an eye on and according to Play reviews it looks like the developers are making good progress with each release.
Some example screenshots:
Anyone else given this app a go? Let us know what you think in the comments below.