Facebook for Palm webOS Receives Update
The update now allows users to fully search and view Facebook profiles, look at photo galleries, use Facebook mail, view events and upcoming birthdays, and look at your own Facebook wall and photos.
The app jumps straight to the news feed when you open it. At the top of the app is a bar that lets you update your status from anywhere and conveniently shows you your last update. Tapping the center area will always jump you right to the news feed and tapping it within the news feed will jump you to the top. You can also shake to refresh the news feed. Finally that righthand button gives you access to ‘News,’ ‘Photos’ (your own photos), ‘Search’ (for finding profiles), ‘Inbox,’ ‘Me’ (for your own profile), and ‘Events’ (for events and upcoming birthdays).
The app adds the ability to view Facebook profiles. You can go to Search for list of your friends and auto-filter by typing. Search appears to be limited to searching for people, however, and won’t find pages or groups. You can also tap on any face thumbnail to go to that person’s profile Once in a profile, you can check out the wall, Info, and all of that user’s photos. If you’re not yet friends with that person, you can submit a friend request.
Still missing are features found on other platforms like notifications, responding to friend requests, or adding shortcuts to friend profiles. The app also is unable to view Facebook video (though perhaps that may change once Flash lands) or use Facebook chat (but there’s a 3rd party app for that).
Below is a video showing the updated Facebook for webOS app.
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