Panama- Panama City -While DatosPTY the new application for flight arrival and flight departure from Tocumen airport is in Alpha Testing, Blackberry is improving the interconnect between Facebook and Blackberry.Â Facebook with more than 680million users is one of the fastest growing social networking sites on the planet.Â Â Â To download a free copy of datospty simply click on the linkÂ and become a fan
Blackberryâ€™s new Facebook application, Facebook 2.0 in beta, is a big improvement over the previous version, which was cumbersome because it was designed with menu after menu to scroll through to do anything. The new application is much more sleek, easier to use and faster, to boot.
Facebook for Blackberry now has an interface thatâ€™s much easier to navigate on a phone. When you open the app, there are two drop-down menus, one on the left and one on the right. The menu on the left includes most of the Facebook functions: News Feed, Profile View, notifications, search, messages, friends, chat, Places, photos and options. The drop-down on the right Blackberry calls the â€śnotifications barâ€ť shows you daily updates of notifications, messages, friend requests and chat conversations you have received.
Which brings us to the highlight of Blackberryâ€™s new Facebook app: chat. The chat function is part of the left drop-down menu and is simple to use. If youâ€™re not already online to chat, the app will sign you in, and then friends you can chat with are indicated by a green circle, just like on Facebook. You may either press enter or send via the menu each time you type a message; although chatting on a phone isnâ€™t as easy as on a computer, plus, many people already communicate short messages on their phones via text messages.
Blackberry has also chosen to emphasize photos and Places in the new Facebook application. Previously, these functions were part of a menu that ran across the top of the interface, whereas now the default or â€śhomeâ€ť interface weaves in the upload photos feature on the left, status update in the middle, and Places icon on the right. Which is to say, Blackberryâ€™s new Facebook app is designed to be as useful as possible to users connecting via mobile phone.
The app also creates utility by making Facebook more like a phone book, when users look up a friend or look at their profile the menu allows you to see their Facebook information â€” such as Wall, photos, information, poke, view mutual friends â€” but also to call them if you have their phone number, connect via Blackberry Contacts if you do not and request their phone number.
Comments and Likes used to be displayed in small print underneath each item in your news feed, but now next to each item is a + symbol which Blackberry calls the â€śmore button,â€ť which is where users can go to to comment or Like a post.
Blackberry wrote yesterday that more than 10,000 downloads had occurred in 24 hours since the appsâ€™ release, since itâ€™s still in beta, the company released 10,000 more. The update brings Blackberryâ€™s Facebook app up to speed with recent platform changes, as the company hadnâ€™t significantly redesigned the app for three years. For more news and market research to the mobile application ecosystem, visit Inside Mobile Apps.