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{AndroidBook – The Android Facebook – soon to be released.}

Android facebook users, you don’t have to feel left out of the facebook juggernaut anymore – you get the same easy to use, popular facebook that is making waves on the iPhone, on your Android.

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The Design follows the same popular features of facebook you are used to, and far superior to the clones that are a dime a dozen on the android market.

Of course you have to use certain features like registering for an account and editing your profile settings on the popular facebook website , but this app comes very close to the home grown iPhone app. Actually, it beats it in looks and some features of user-intuitiveness.

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Facebook opened up its API for 3rd party development, saying they were not interested to pursue other platforms after having developed an in-house version for the iPhone. RIM engineers also collaborated with Facebook to develop one for the blackberry. One is not aware of the reason why this step motherly treatment for Android, but it is. This could be due to Google going the MySpace way, but it is true that Facebook has even stopped building their API in java since mid 2008.

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Facebook has not opened up its API fully. It is still holding on to Chat and Inbox APIs. A lot of Android and 3rd party apps out there are only catering to obtaining News Feeds, friend -lists from Facebook and sending SMSs in the form of status updates, and thats about it!.

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AndroidBook has broken the barrier, it is the closest you can get to the iPhone app developed by Facebook. We did it the tough way – but we did it!. This despite the fact that facebook for iPhone is a homegrown application, which had access to the closed facebook APIs.

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Features of AndroidBook:

  • Login – Login to Facebook, and provide link to Facebook website for Sign Up

Home:

  • News Feeds (Status Updates and Links)
  • Notifications (Updates to Photos)
  • Requests (Friend requests)

Profile:

  • Wall (Compose status updates on wall)
  • Info (Information of Logged in User)
  • Photos, Take, Replace and Upload to personal Album.

Friends:

  • Friends Search and Friends Profile

Chat:

  • Chat with Available friends

E-mail:

  • Inbox (Select, Compose, Reply and Send)
  • Sent (Delete)
  • Updates (Events Notifications)

Take Photo, Cancel, Replace or Save photo (store locally or upload to personal album)
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  1. AndroidBook – The Android Facebook – soon to be released b…/b « Iphone Buyer Info wrote on June 1, 2009:

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  2. Ralph wrote on June 1, 2009:

    It’s nice to see another Facebook app coming to Android, but could you make more use of Android’s UI elements like tabs on top, etc? That would make it a killer app!

  3. Tim wrote on June 3, 2009:

    I have been waiting for a ‘proper’ Android facebook app for what feels like an eternity. This looks absolutely brilliant. I can’t wait. Any idea on a release date?

  4. Ricardomp wrote on June 6, 2009:

    that would be and awesome application… i cant wait

  5. David wrote on June 11, 2009:

    This looks excellent! any word on a release date or pricing?

  6. Tri wrote on June 13, 2009:

    It’s coo1. I’m waiting for the release or glad to be a beta tester?

  7. Gavin wrote on June 18, 2009:

    Can’t wait!! Bring it on. Do you need a beta/alpha tester? Pick me!!

  8. Maff wrote on June 18, 2009:

    any ideas on a release date for this please?

  9. Ricky wrote on June 18, 2009:

    What do you think is the ETA of this? Looks amazing.

  10. when? wrote on June 18, 2009:

    Whats the ETA!!?????? Hurry, pretty please?!

  11. Maff wrote on June 19, 2009:

    Do you have any release date as yet?
    why are you deleting comments?

  12. SnakeDr wrote on June 22, 2009:

    Hi there,

    Any news on when this will be released? If you need a hand beta testing then I would be willing to do this extensively.

    Regards,

  13. raul wrote on June 28, 2009:

    when is this coming out?

  14. Johnny wrote on July 1, 2009:

    So when do we expect a release of this?

    think i can beta test this?

  15. gab wrote on July 3, 2009:

    When can whe download a first release ?
    Thx

  16. Jija Philip wrote on July 20, 2009:

    What about photo upload feature??? I am eager to know about that…When it will release?

  17. AndroidBook version 1.0.0 - is now available on the Android Market! | Android Development | Android Application Development | Android Game Development | Android Software Development | Google Android Development wrote on July 21, 2009:

    [...] The new rich client interface will leave you spellbound!, and you will no longer feel like going to the mobile facebook site which till now was the only viable way for Android users who were on facebook. The app has retained its charm with the use of youthful colors and features you can see in the at http://www.androidkit.com. [...]

  18. AndroidBook - A full featured FaceBook client for your Android Device | Mac Development | iPhone Development | Android Development | Web Development wrote on July 21, 2009:

    [...] has retained its charm with the use of youthful colors and most features which you can see at our AndroidKit blog. The app is developed by Sourcebits and is published by SpoonJuice. Its available in Android [...]

  19. Mobile Tweaks | AndroidBook – A full featured FaceBook client for your Android Device wrote on July 21, 2009:

    [...] has retained its charm with the use of youthful colors and most features which you can see at our AndroidKit blog. The app is developed by Sourcebits and is published by SpoonJuice. Its available in Android [...]

  20. Dubstar_04 wrote on July 28, 2009:

    Is this still going to be released?

  21. Smith Williams wrote on July 31, 2009:

    Wow very nice facebook related information in your blog..
    it’s really helpful for iPhone users.
    Thanks………
    Nikhil

  22. Vinay wrote on September 4, 2009:

    I can’t see the app in Android market. I am based in India and using a android developer phone. Would it be possible for you to post the app to another of the markets like slideme.

  23. Keith wrote on September 6, 2009:

    It keeps force closing every 5 seconds, and you can not comment on status updates, and the news feed, it keeps showing “none found”, when there is…please update and fix this, because I like this app, I would like to be able to use it, without it force closing, also be able to comment on status updates

  24. Mobile Tweaks | AndroidBook – A full featured FaceBook client for your Android Device wrote on September 7, 2009:

    [...] has retained its charm with the use of youthful colors and most features which you can see at our AndroidKit blog. The app is developed by Sourcebits. The app is now available again in AppStore, all major [...]

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