Facebook 3.1 brought the much-in-demand push notification service to the iPhone’s most popular social networking app, but no good deed goes unpunished, and along with broken push, it also brought a host of problems. Now, not everyone is having the same problem, but a lot of you have told us about one or more of the following:
- No push notifications: Seriously. Facebook updates their application to included push notifications and it doesn’t work most of the time.
- No alert sound to push notifications: Is sound turned on? Yes. So where is it?
- Commenting on photos: If you go to post a comment on a picture one of your friend’s posts you are greeted with a nice little “error” on a blank screen.
- Force closes: Now perhaps this is just a issue I am having but it seems as if the application loves to close on it’s own since the last update. Usually this is a sign of poor memory management.
We realize Joe Hewitt leaving left you in the lurch, but come on Facebook, you have Microsoft money and one of the most consistently popular apps in the app store! A 1.0 app from a startup we understand, but 3.1 from the social networking giant? It’s never a wise idea to use the general public as your beta testers. If the application is not ready for prime time, don’t release a sub-par application. Wait. You’ll have more time and we’ll get a better app. Now that you’ve released it, however, we’re all stuck, and you need to get it fixed and yesterday.
Did we miss any other major issues going on within this application? Feel free to vent in the comments below!
Now please excuse me while I go dust off Boxcar and put it back into action…
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Dear Facebook — Please Fix Facebook 3.1.1 for iPhone and Soon