19
Jul
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Even though FriendCaster Tab was "Honeycomb's first Facebook app," when it initially hit the Market it was, in a word, lackluster. It offered basic access to Facebook, but it was missing quite a few of the most commonly used features.

Since then, the dev has been hard at work completely redesigning the app - and the end result landed in the Market today. The updated app is similar to the phone version, but utilizes Fragments in Honeycomb, and it looks quite good. The new interface reminds me of FriendMe, but after messing around with it for just a few minutes, I think I like FriendCaster Tab better.

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FriendCaster Tab now uses a tabbed browsing system, allowing you to easily access your News Feed, profile, friends list, inline photos, checkins, events, groups, pages, and messages. The update also brings support for multiple accounts, so you can switch back and forth between your personal account and your "stalker account" with a simple tap!

It's worth noting that this update doesn't include a Honeycomb widget like its predecessor, so if you use the widget, I wouldn't recommend updating at this time.

You can grab the download from the Android Market, or just hit the widget.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Jakob

    The Honeycomb Facebook-apps really need to get proper chat functionality! Because using the web-version is pretty awful...

  • http://www.androidhispano.com will

    way better than the old one. They've added privacy and the avility to pick your own album when uploading pictures. I haven't try everything yet, but this is the begining and it look amazinG!

  • greg

    the only thing working is the news feed. everything else just spins. Transformer

  • shakey

    Is thus only for tablets running honeycomb.

  • bill

    Dev doesn't seem particularly hard at work, no.
    Crashes by the hour, have sent hundreds of reports, no response, yet it has ads and is trying to spawn itself on my profile through self-promoting links.
    Hasn't been updated in months but app page promised a widget in 'a few days'.dev must be asleep.