Image Gallery: Native mobile Facebook application comparison
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Symbian Facebook homescreen widget
An official Google Android Facebook application was released this week, which prompted us to take a look at the official Facebook application that is available across every mobile operating system except for Palm WebOS. Several screenshots of the apps are shown here with a full article detailing them all on ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones blog.
Symbian - news feed
The Home icon on the Nokia N97 shows your News feed and Status updates.
Symbian - friends icon
One of the better views in the Symbian client is the Friends status updates.
Symbian - friend's wall page
There are lots of details available on your friend’s wall page.
Symbian - phonebook
You can call your friends from within the Facebook client.
Symbian - threaded messaging in inbox
Your message conversation can appear in a threaded bubble, iPhone-like format.
Windows Mobile - home status updates
The home tab shows you status updates with subtabs available for more information.
Windows Mobile - upload options
One bonus on the Windows Mobile application is the ability to upload photos and videos to your Facebook account.
Windows Mobile- status update
You can update your status for several areas on your WM device.
Windows Mobile - friend status
You can quickly view your friends’ latest status updates.
Windows Mobile - inbox view
Similar to the Symbian client you can view your inbox in a threaded view for easy conversation tracking.
Android - main Facebook page
The Android client does not have many options and most of your time will be spent in the main status page, as seen here.
Android - menu button options
Unlike other clients there are no tabs to access other parts of Facebook. You need to press the menu button to see these options.
Android - my wall
You can view your own wall in the Android client.
Android - top page of settings
There are a few general settings present in the Android client.
Android - more settings
Notification settings can be managed in detail.
Android - Facebook status in landscape
You can view and use the Facebook client in landscape mode as well.
Android - landscape menu options
Here is a view of the menu options in landscape orientation.
iPhone - main Facebook page
The newest iPhone client is very attractive and well designed with a main navigation page that lets you access different parts of Facebook.
iPhone - adding friends to your favorites
You can create pages of your friends as favorites so you can quickly access their information rather than sifting through your feeds.
iPhone - news feed page
Your friend’s status updates appear in the news feed page.
iPhone - filtering your feeds
You can use the iPhone wheel selector to filter the types of information that appears.
iPhone - contact status
You can quickly check the status of your contacts. A green icon indicates your buddy is signed into Facebook and available to chat.
iPhone - photos
Your albums appear on the Photos page and you can even create new albums.
iPhone - favorite friends
The friends you created as favorites appear on tabs behind the main navigation page.
iPhone - updating your status
You can update your status using the iPhone application from just about any area.
iPhone - uploading images and video
This latest iPhone client added video upload support to go along with photo uploads.
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