Flipster Tries to Improve on the Facebook App Experience

Flipster Tries to Improve on the Facebook App Experience

Aug 22, 2012

Flipster is a light shining through the darkness for Facebook users. Let’s be honest, the default Facebook app kinda blows. The HTML core and interface just are not designed to work well on Android. Even on new devices, it goes from awful to barely tolerable. However, that is where Flipster comes in. Similar to Tweet Lanes, Flipster is built around Android 4.x design standards for a smoother experience on newer devices. Many if not all of the features of the official app are here: the ability to view the main news feed, friends, events, messages, notifications and more.

The app is still a work in progress: on the Nexus 7, link and comment views below a post take up a lot of space. Also, while there were sme issues with disappearing posts, these appear to be a general Facebook problem. Not something with the app itself. Flipster is available in an ad-free version from Google Play, and an ad-supported free version that can have ads removed through completing Tapjoy offers. Seriously.

Carter Dotson
Carter Dotson, editor of Android Rundown, has been covering Android since late 2010, and the mobile industry as a whole since 2009. Originally from Texas, he has recently moved to Chicago. He loves both iOS and Android for what they are - we can all get along!
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