Requirements: Android 1.6+
Overview: Let’s face it, when it comes to Android, whether you like the official Facebook application or not it has one major flaw: no notifications!
And this is even more true when you don’t use any app for Facebook at all but just the browser, and yet want to keep updated. I frankly hate this: why would you have to check for updates yourself when you could get automatically notified whenever a notification from your Facebook account arrives, just as iPhone users do?
I decided to solve this issue for my own convenience, and so this is where this app chimes in: a lightweight and fast application to get notifications from Facebook, what you decide, at the interval you decide and reported as you decide. Nothing else, just as plain and simple as effective! Choose between general notifications, private messages, friend requests, events, birthdays, pokes, online friends and lost friendships and decide how to view the notifications:
MB Notifications for Facebook v1.10.7
* directly in the app, with the ability to like/comment/share/reshare/RSVP;
* open it in the official Facebook app, if installed;
* open it in FriendCaster (either Free or Pro) if installed;
* open it in Seesmic, if installed;
* open it in the browser (either full view, Touch or WAP version);
* or just open any other app you have installed (just opening the main activity of app, no custom behaviour)
The service can be started automatically at boot if you want, and a 1×1 widget is provided as well to explicitly request new notifications should you want to. 1×1, 2×1 and 4×1 widgets are also available to show counters of unread notifications. (NOTE: the widgets will NOT work if you move the app to SD). Notifications can be received in the notifications bar and as popup dialogs (by also unlocking and/or waking the screen, if necessary). Details on all the required permissions are at the end of this page.
IMPORTANT: the app only gets NEW and UNREAD notifications, meaning it won’t download, for example, all the notifications you already saw before launching the app or between refreshes.
What’s in this version:
MB Notifications for Facebook v1.10.7 apk
Ability to change language in-app;
Fixed autostart at boot for Ice Cream Sandwitch;
Added ability to view posts associated with notifications directly, like posts/comments, add comments, share/reshare links, RSVP to events;
Added button to update status message;
Fixed close friends notifications filtering;
Improved alternative authorization method;
Added picture upload;
Added news, feeds and albums;
Several bug fixes;
Added friends list;
Sharing on friends’s walls as well