MB Notifications for Facebook

MB Notifications for Facebook


REALLY IMPORTANT: If you have any issue, things don't work as you expected or whatever else, please don't complain on the market since I have no way to help you out there.

Tutorial: http://mikebannion.altervista.org/tutorial.html

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:

* directly in the app, with the ability to like/comment/share/reshare/RSVP;
* open it in the official Facebook app;
* open it in FriendCaster (Free or Pro) if installed;
* open it in Seesmic, if installed;
* open it in Facebook Stream for Android, if installed;
* open it in the browser (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 1x1 widget is provided as well to explicitly request new notifications should you want to. 1x1, 2x1 and 4x1 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.

Other features include: newsfeed, walls, pages, groups, checkin, photo/video upload and much more!

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.


Icon set realized by Elisa!
Thanks to Matthew for the Gingerbread status bar icons!
Spanish translation realized by Luis López Moreno ([email protected]; www.llmgraphics.com)
Danish translation realized by Rasmus
German translation realized by Carsten Schläger ([email protected]; http://carstiboy.blogsport.eu)
Dutch translation realized by Elroy Tirbeni (Specially for his love: Annelies)
Portuguese translation realized by Marcio Andrade (marciozomb13 - [email protected])
Turkish translation realized by HuS (He falls in love with Gözde Pull to refresh implemented thanks to this library: https://github.com/johannilsson/android-pulltorefresh


This application is not affiliated with Facebook. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.


PERMISSIONS EXPLAINED:

* android.permission.INTERNET: to get notifications from Facebook;
* android.permission.VIBRATE: for the optional vibrate functionality in notifications;
* android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: to avoid making unneeded requests if the network is unavailable;
* android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD: to unlock the lockscreen, if requested for popup notifications;
* android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: to wake the screen, if requested for popup notifications;
* android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: to save pictures associated with notifications in the SD cache (the internal cache alone may be emptied arbitrarily and as such force the app to download the picture again, wasting bandwidth)

Recent changes:
v1.16.1:
* Fixed display of post comments in dark theme;
* Added a "check permissions" menu to verify all Facebook permissions are ok;

v1.15.10:
* Added themeing (light/dark theme)
* Fixed event notifications not working;
* Attempt at fixing problem with notifications not working on Android 4.4.2;

v1.15.9:
* Fixed a bug in getting notifications;

v1.15.8:
* Fixed a couple of random force closes;
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About MB Notifications for Facebook
REALLY IMPORTANT: If you have any issue, things don't work as you expected or whatever else, please don't complain on the market since I have no way to help you out there.

Tutorial: http://mikebannion.altervista.org/tutorial.html

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:

* directly in the app, with the ability to like/comment/share/reshare/RSVP;
* open it in the official Facebook app;
* open it in FriendCaster (Free or Pro) if installed;
* open it in Seesmic, if installed;
* open it in Facebook Stream for Android, if installed;
* open it in the browser (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 1x1 widget is provided as well to explicitly request new notifications should you want to. 1x1, 2x1 and 4x1 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.

Other features include: newsfeed, walls, pages, groups, checkin, photo/video upload and much more!

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.


Icon set realized by Elisa!
Thanks to Matthew for the Gingerbread status bar icons!
Spanish translation realized by Luis López Moreno ([email protected]; www.llmgraphics.com)
Danish translation realized by Rasmus
German translation realized by Carsten Schläger ([email protected]; http://carstiboy.blogsport.eu)
Dutch translation realized by Elroy Tirbeni (Specially for his love: Annelies)
Portuguese translation realized by Marcio Andrade (marciozomb13 - [email protected])
Turkish translation realized by HuS (He falls in love with Gözde Pull to refresh implemented thanks to this library: https://github.com/johannilsson/android-pulltorefresh


This application is not affiliated with Facebook. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.


PERMISSIONS EXPLAINED:

* android.permission.INTERNET: to get notifications from Facebook;
* android.permission.VIBRATE: for the optional vibrate functionality in notifications;
* android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: to avoid making unneeded requests if the network is unavailable;
* android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD: to unlock the lockscreen, if requested for popup notifications;
* android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: to wake the screen, if requested for popup notifications;
* android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: to save pictures associated with notifications in the SD cache (the internal cache alone may be emptied arbitrarily and as such force the app to download the picture again, wasting bandwidth)

Recent changes:
v1.16.1:
* Fixed display of post comments in dark theme;
* Added a "check permissions" menu to verify all Facebook permissions are ok;

v1.15.10:
* Added themeing (light/dark theme)
* Fixed event notifications not working;
* Attempt at fixing problem with notifications not working on Android 4.4.2;

v1.15.9:
* Fixed a bug in getting notifications;

v1.15.8:
* Fixed a couple of random force closes;

User reviews of MB Notifications for Facebook
Fabulous app. Keeps getting better!
Mar 20, 2012
Allow you to have real time notifications for Facebook (you can set updates to 1 minute), and with the latest update you can also read and commentate post directly from the application. A must-have if you use Facebook.
Feb 28, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Mar 23, 2015
Bought but problem I've paid for this but not letting me install on my phone (bought through tablet). Please rectify then will give another star, otherwise will ask for a refund. Thanks
A Google User
Mar 4, 2015
Full functionality only on devices without separate buttons The app does not display menu button on screen on devices where buttons are under the screen like Samsung Galaxy Tab S . So no settings can be changed and no help can be opened from the menu.
A Google User
Mar 1, 2015
It used to be good But now it stopped the notifications!! Any ideas?
A Google User
Feb 24, 2015
Free to finally dump the Facebook & Messenger apps. Facebook's recent update was making my processor lag & eating from 23 - 46% of my phone's memory... In the background! Facebook's mobile web page was all I needed, except that it didn't have notifications. This app fixed that perfectly. My only request would be to allow me to select the mobile browser page instead of full browser page for Chat. Other than that one thing, it is perfect.
A Google User
Feb 20, 2015
Love it With this app you can dump the data, hogging facebook app. Keep up the good work. Larger text would be great. The ability to message or use a third party app other than Facebook or they're messenger would also be nice if it is possible. Samsung galaxy s4. It has suddenly stopped letting me view the notification after I click on it. Had to uninstall.
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