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Fun Stuff => CLIKC => Topic started by: Method of Madness on 12 Apr 2013, 06:52

Title: Facebook Home
Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Apr 2013, 06:52
Anyone gonna try it out? It comes out today.
Title: Re: Facebook Home
Post by: Masterpiece on 12 Apr 2013, 07:50
I would, if I had an Android phone. This is the first skin that has me genuinely interested in the Android platform. I'm a bit put off thought that Zuckberg keeps mentioning that ads will be present on your homescreen - don't know if I can agree to that, but only time will tell how intrusive those ads will be.
Title: Re: Facebook Home
Post by: mtmerrick on 12 Apr 2013, 13:15
Don't do it. 

You can't see ANY of your notifications, except Facebook ones, until you go into an app that shows the status bar. 

Get a text? You'll never know.
Same goes for email, twitter, app updates, and anything else that'll show up in your notification bar. 

It requires system level access to display non-Facebook notifications, This means either you buy an HTC First, or are fine with rooting your phone. And I'll be honest, I haven't even verified that that works.


(note: This is all third party info. I have no desire to ever touch Facebook, even with a Regulation 10-Foot Pole, but I know some people who were interested enough to dig into Home )
Title: Re: Facebook Home
Post by: Masterpiece on 12 Apr 2013, 13:23
where did you get your information from? I'm genuinely curious.
Because I can't in the name of what's right imagine that non-Facebook notifications shouldn't work. This is basically an API call that's so essential to how Android works that it'd be moronic for Facebook to ignore it.

edit: Oh jesus, now I've found sources as well, and that's just a bullshit move on facebook's part.
Title: Re: Facebook Home
Post by: mtmerrick on 12 Apr 2013, 13:38
Info came from various sources, but Googling around just now I found this excellent explanation

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/50730/facebook-home-app-achilles-heel
Title: Re: Facebook Home
Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Apr 2013, 17:13
I installed it, looked at it for a minute or two, then uninstalled it.