• http://twitter.com/sick_skullcandy James Gosnell

    Ya I totally agree with you. Checking FB on my storm is like pulling teeth. you wait for it to load, takes forever, and even then it might fail. RIM needs to check it out and come out with a proxy for FB through one of their apps.

  • http://twitter.com/sick_skullcandy James Gosnell

    Ya I totally agree with you. Checking FB on my storm is like pulling teeth. you wait for it to load, takes forever, and even then it might fail. RIM needs to check it out and come out with a proxy for FB through one of their apps.

  • http://twitter.com/sick_skullcandy James Gosnell

    Ya I totally agree with you. Checking FB on my storm is like pulling teeth. you wait for it to load, takes forever, and even then it might fail. RIM needs to check it out and come out with a proxy for FB through one of their apps.

  • BB storm user

    I have the same problem. Worst app ever especially after the layout change becuase you cant see updates anymore. Ipods can upload videos and BB cant on the fb app. They need fb chat on it as well.

  • BB storm user

    I have the same problem. Worst app ever especially after the layout change becuase you cant see updates anymore. Ipods can upload videos and BB cant on the fb app. They need fb chat on it as well.

  • rarestock

    I'm in agreement and can relate with all of those. I think it's terrible that one of their most popular apps is so unpolished. how can the average user rating be 2 stars with such a high attachment rate to the device. And this is just the latest of more frustration caused by my Blackberry that has me rethinking another Blackberry purchase when I renew in May 2010.I'll put a vote in for worst app ever.

  • rarestock

    I'm in agreement and can relate with all of those. I think it's terrible that one of their most popular apps is so unpolished. how can the average user rating be 2 stars with such a high attachment rate to the device. And this is just the latest of more frustration caused by my Blackberry that has me rethinking another Blackberry purchase when I renew in May 2010.

    I'll put a vote in for worst app ever.

  • MTDutcher

    Couldn't agree more. After two updates to the App in fairly rapid succession (at least by RIM standards), I started using the App again. I figured more was to come. However, I haven't seen a single improvement since the last update to the App (and that update was fairly inconsequential). The sad truth is that I would have removed the App long ago if there weren't some small elements to it that I like – the photo part of the app is nice, the ability to link BB and Messenger contactsn to your FB friends is nice (along with their profile pics), and the ability to see some of the other “News Feed” images is nice. However, the sad truth is that the app wouldn't even be necessary if the RIM browser had anything to offer (and, sadly, if you do see something on the App you'd like to view, 9 times out of 10 you can't view it in the BlackBerry browser anyway). I have been tempted to remove this app on numerous occasions and the latest round of issues is pushing me ever closer to the precipice for deleting this ridiculous application. As a side-bar, for anyone that is frustrated by the BB browser, I highly recommend you check out the Bolt browser available from Bitstream. With this browser installed, you are even more indpendent of the Facebook App…

  • MTDutcher

    Couldn't agree more. After two updates to the App in fairly rapid succession (at least by RIM standards), I started using the App again. I figured more was to come. However, I haven't seen a single improvement since the last update to the App (and that update was fairly inconsequential). The sad truth is that I would have removed the App long ago if there weren't some small elements to it that I like – the photo part of the app is nice, the ability to link BB and Messenger contactsn to your FB friends is nice (along with their profile pics), and the ability to see some of the other “News Feed” images is nice. However, the sad truth is that the app wouldn't even be necessary if the RIM browser had anything to offer (and, sadly, if you do see something on the App you'd like to view, 9 times out of 10 you can't view it in the BlackBerry browser anyway). I have been tempted to remove this app on numerous occasions and the latest round of issues is pushing me ever closer to the precipice for deleting this ridiculous application.
    As a side-bar, for anyone that is frustrated by the BB browser, I highly recommend you check out the Bolt browser available from Bitstream. With this browser installed, you are even more indpendent of the Facebook App…

  • Laura

    I tried using the FB app several times on my BB 8330. I finally gave up on it and took it out of my phone altogether. I don't have the time or patience to mess with an inferior app. Plus, it slowed down my phone considerably. If FB decides to upgrade or re-work the app, I'll re-consider using it. Right now, there's no way I'd even consider it.

  • Laura

    I tried using the FB app several times on my BB 8330. I finally gave up on it and took it out of my phone altogether. I don't have the time or patience to mess with an inferior app. Plus, it slowed down my phone considerably. If FB decides to upgrade or re-work the app, I'll re-consider using it. Right now, there's no way I'd even consider it.

  • Laura

    I tried using the FB app several times on my BB 8330. I finally gave up on it and took it out of my phone altogether. I don't have the time or patience to mess with an inferior app. Plus, it slowed down my phone considerably. If FB decides to upgrade or re-work the app, I'll re-consider using it. Right now, there's no way I'd even consider it.

  • http://twitter.com/mr_mookie MALIK

    I think it's fine, don't blame the app for changes made on FB's side. I've never had a problem with the app refreshing friends when I open it up, and I can understand the icons just fine. Video support would be nice tho.

  • http://twitter.com/mr_mookie MALIK

    I think it's fine, don't blame the app for changes made on FB's side. I've never had a problem with the app refreshing friends when I open it up, and I can understand the icons just fine. Video support would be nice tho.

  • http://twitter.com/DYK88 Dan Dykstra

    Yeah, I'm definitely with you and the other folks…I RARELY use the app. The most I do is upload a photo to facebook through my phone, at least that is painless. I really hope they spend some time soon and revamp it!

  • http://twitter.com/DYK88 Dan Dykstra

    Yeah, I'm definitely with you and the other folks…I RARELY use the app. The most I do is upload a photo to facebook through my phone, at least that is painless. I really hope they spend some time soon and revamp it!

  • Repressed Librarian

    I think it's great, or at least it was until last week's upgrade. It's not working well now, but neither is the main Facebook site. They obviously have some bugs to work out, but that can't be blamed on the app.

  • Repressed Librarian

    I think it's great, or at least it was until last week's upgrade. It's not working well now, but neither is the main Facebook site. They obviously have some bugs to work out, but that can't be blamed on the app.

  • Wayne

    there's got to be a better FaceBook app, this one sucks, always has problems…

  • Wayne

    there's got to be a better FaceBook app, this one sucks, always has problems…

  • Karano

    Hmm . Ii Noticed This Yesterday,Ii Don't Like The Facebook APP At All,From The Time Ii Got My Blackberry !! It Does'nt Even Have The FB Chat. ??? Sucks Badly (N)

  • Karano

    Hmm . Ii Noticed This Yesterday,Ii Don't Like The Facebook APP At All,From The Time Ii Got My Blackberry !! It Does'nt Even Have The FB Chat. ??? Sucks Badly (N)

  • dave

    The app issues this week forced me to browse over to http://m.facebook.com and I think I like using it through the browser better. It is definitely faster.

  • Rae

    The only issues I have had with the FB BB app is after FB has made changes…the FB developers have put out a statement that they are experiencing issues with their APIs which is what is used to stream to the different FB mobile applications. I have been experiencing similar issues with FB directly since the new layout was rolled out. Video support would be nice….

  • Rae

    The only issues I have had with the FB BB app is after FB has made changes…the FB developers have put out a statement that they are experiencing issues with their APIs which is what is used to stream to the different FB mobile applications. I have been experiencing similar issues with FB directly since the new layout was rolled out. Video support would be nice….

  • Rae

    The only issues I have had with the FB BB app is after FB has made changes…the FB developers have put out a statement that they are experiencing issues with their APIs which is what is used to stream to the different FB mobile applications. I have been experiencing similar issues with FB directly since the new layout was rolled out. Video support would be nice….

  • Rae

    The only issues I have had with the FB BB app is after FB has made changes…the FB developers have put out a statement that they are experiencing issues with their APIs which is what is used to stream to the different FB mobile applications. I have been experiencing similar issues with FB directly since the new layout was rolled out.

    Video support would be nice….

  • Mitch

    You are spot on – additionally, everything about the app takes forever and constantly freezes. Sometimes I have to upload pictures 4 or 5 times before it will work. Quite honestly the worst app ever.

  • Mitch

    You are spot on – additionally, everything about the app takes forever and constantly freezes. Sometimes I have to upload pictures 4 or 5 times before it will work. Quite honestly the worst app ever.

  • Mitch

    You are spot on – additionally, everything about the app takes forever and constantly freezes. Sometimes I have to upload pictures 4 or 5 times before it will work. Quite honestly the worst app ever.

  • Luke

    i can't say i like it… however…… there's no other options. i use my iPod touch whenever i have wifi.

  • Luke

    i can't say i like it… however…… there's no other options. i use my iPod touch whenever i have wifi.

  • http://seriousmobile.wordpress.com/ Donny/Prom1

    The FaceBook App needs a SERIOUS overhaul!Messages … why can I only SEND messages, not READ messages? Not all of us have FaceBook emailing our BIS enabled BB's every 20 seconds.The lack of Refresh has been ongoing for the past 4wks now for my 9700 on Rogers 3G/EDGE in Toronto. The icons, actually the whole entire layout seems lacking since the first release; which seemed a lot more powerful somehow.I'd also like to update my videos on youtube recorded from my BlackBerry … Motorola's Blurr on Cliq can do this … yes I know that stings but BlackBerry is quite capable.

  • http://seriousmobile.wordpress.com/ Donny/Prom1

    The FaceBook App needs a SERIOUS overhaul!
    Messages … why can I only SEND messages, not READ messages? Not all of us have FaceBook emailing our BIS enabled BB's every 20 seconds.
    The lack of Refresh has been ongoing for the past 4wks now for my 9700 on Rogers 3G/EDGE in Toronto.
    The icons, actually the whole entire layout seems lacking since the first release; which seemed a lot more powerful somehow.
    I'd also like to update my videos on youtube recorded from my BlackBerry … Motorola's Blurr on Cliq can do this … yes I know that stings but BlackBerry is quite capable.

  • Chris JM

    I totally hate the FB app for blackberry. The thing that gets me most is uploading a photo. It NEVER works. Five minutes after uploading a photo, I get a notification that it failed. When the time comes that I really need to post a photo I use the specialized email address linked to my account, that works fine.

  • Chris JM

    I totally hate the FB app for blackberry. The thing that gets me most is uploading a photo. It NEVER works. Five minutes after uploading a photo, I get a notification that it failed. When the time comes that I really need to post a photo I use the specialized email address linked to my account, that works fine.

  • http://fab-inc.biz/blog lionelane

    Haven't enjoyed the FB app in awhile. I hardly ever check FB on my Blackberry anymore. Loading time makes it impossible. There was an earlier version, sometime in early 2009 that worked pretty good with my Curve. But the last few upgrades have been horrible.

  • http://fab-inc.biz/blog lionelane

    Haven't enjoyed the FB app in awhile. I hardly ever check FB on my Blackberry anymore. Loading time makes it impossible. There was an earlier version, sometime in early 2009 that worked pretty good with my Curve. But the last few upgrades have been horrible.

  • Shane Lee

    I did like it. It sucks now, but at least I know the reason now.

  • Shane Lee

    I did like it. It sucks now, but at least I know the reason now.

  • Shane Lee

    I did like it. It sucks now, but at least I know the reason now.

  • Rami

    I totally like the windows mobile facebook app better! i can tell you, the only thing that appeals to this app is the instant notifications! which ridicuoously misses out few ones everyonce in a while! I'M TOTALLY for a complete overwhole of the thing!

  • Rami

    I totally like the windows mobile facebook app better! i can tell you, the only thing that appeals to this app is the instant notifications! which ridicuoously misses out few ones everyonce in a while! I'M TOTALLY for a complete overwhole of the thing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Opera/641889108 Gregory Opera

    Whilst I disagree with some of your points (the icons complaint, for example), others I completely agree with…Quite frequently I get “can't connect” error messages, and when I click Facebook links within notifications, I am re-directed to the Facebook Mobile HOME PAGE, instead of the appropriate page on Facebook or Facebook Mobile!It is also frustrating that I cannot browser Groups or “fan pages” from within the Facebook client – i have to go to the Facebook Mobile site, browse through my Groups or access my “fan pages” via a search – Groups should be easy to implement and because “fan pages” are basically just profiles for companies/brands/etc (even Facebook describes “fan pages” as being nothing more than profiles for companies/brands/etc!), there is no reason why Research in Motion (RIM) can't implement the ability to browse “fan pages”…Viewing video within Facebook for Blackberry is in my opinion, unrealistic, though not impossible – I highly doubt we'll see it on the current generation of BlackBerry devices (largely due to processors/memory, etc…), but it sure would be great to have this functionality (correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think ANY of the “mobile” Facebook clients for smartphones have this functionality at this stage…).Whilst we're on the topic of unlikely new features, it'd be great to see support for Facebook Applications (no, I'm not poking fun at you, I think this truly would be great to see…), though again, I question how realistic this feature request would be…Fix the bugs, add support for viewing “fan pages”, make the applicable changes so that in-application links actually direct users to the appropriate Facebook/Facebook Mobile page and in my opinion, the Facebook client would be pretty handy… Add Application support and it'd come pretty close to perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Opera/641889108 Gregory Opera

    Whilst I disagree with some of your points (the icons complaint, for example), others I completely agree with…

    Quite frequently I get “can't connect” error messages, and when I click Facebook links within notifications, I am re-directed to the Facebook Mobile HOME PAGE, instead of the appropriate page on Facebook or Facebook Mobile!

    It is also frustrating that I cannot browser Groups or “fan pages” from within the Facebook client – i have to go to the Facebook Mobile site, browse through my Groups or access my “fan pages” via a search – Groups should be easy to implement and because “fan pages” are basically just profiles for companies/brands/etc (even Facebook describes “fan pages” as being nothing more than profiles for companies/brands/etc!), there is no reason why Research in Motion (RIM) can't implement the ability to browse “fan pages”…

    Viewing video within Facebook for Blackberry is in my opinion, unrealistic, though not impossible – I highly doubt we'll see it on the current generation of BlackBerry devices (largely due to processors/memory, etc…), but it sure would be great to have this functionality (correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think ANY of the “mobile” Facebook clients for smartphones have this functionality at this stage…).

    Whilst we're on the topic of unlikely new features, it'd be great to see support for Facebook Applications (no, I'm not poking fun at you, I think this truly would be great to see…), though again, I question how realistic this feature request would be…

    Fix the bugs, add support for viewing “fan pages”, make the applicable changes so that in-application links actually direct users to the appropriate Facebook/Facebook Mobile page and in my opinion, the Facebook client would be pretty handy… Add Application support and it'd come pretty close to perfect.

  • jreategui

    i have one.The “More” link at the bottom and the “Like” link of the last feed are really near. Sometime i click on “Like” when i wanted to press “More”

  • jreategui

    i have one.
    The “More” link at the bottom and the “Like” link of the last feed are really near. Sometime i click on “Like” when i wanted to press “More”

  • Ian

    where do i beginthe bad1. cant read messages only send?? waste of time2. the bugs and issues3. the lack of chat4. average menu and iconsthe good1. bdays and events in my calender2. linking of facebook contacts to blackberry contact with profile picsNot enough goods….i find the web version more practical. Problem is RIM decided they wanted to make the facebook app…iphone left it to facebook hence they have the better app. RIM if you cant develop the app properly give it to someone who can or at least build a better relationship with them so you can make it a worthwhile application

  • Ian

    where do i begin

    the bad
    1. cant read messages only send?? waste of time
    2. the bugs and issues
    3. the lack of chat
    4. average menu and icons

    the good
    1. bdays and events in my calender
    2. linking of facebook contacts to blackberry contact with profile pics

    Not enough goods….i find the web version more practical. Problem is RIM decided they wanted to make the facebook app…iphone left it to facebook hence they have the better app. RIM if you cant develop the app properly give it to someone who can or at least build a better relationship with them so you can make it a worthwhile application

  • http://www.independentworldcommunityblog.com/ IWC Admin

    I hate it! I thought something was wrong with my BlackBerry at first but I now realize it's the new changes that have forced me to uninstall the app. I miss using Facebook from my phone.