Microsoft’s dedicated Facebook app aims to deliver all your mobile social networking needs.
by on March 14, 2010
Coming from Microsoft the app doesn’t feel part of Facebook, the interface is slightly off, even down to the blue gradient. This isn’t to say it’s bad, as it does offer all the core features you need.
The News Feed and Status Updates are complete and you’re able to browse and leave comments, ‘like’ an item or jump to the person’s profile, though it’s simply not as slick with the Windows Mobile menu system.
Your Profile is also complete as you’re able to view your Wall, basic information and photo albums. It’s easy to take and upload images, videos or change your Status and the Facebook email remains complete and internal to the app.
The notification system isn’t as well implemented nor does it leave you alone unless you actually view the items. Notable by their absence are key items Events and Notes, which is something of a poor omission. Another oddity is that it’ll list phone numbers of your contacts but not actually enable you to ring them. With a touch more polish we can certainly see this taking on the iPhone app but it’s not quite there yet.
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