Hey, Facebook for BlackBerry fans out there, how about 23,546,904 likes (as of posting) that’s 23 Million “Likes” via their Official BlackBerry page on Facebook.
If that isn’t enough, Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones [Official] application has 5,412,982 likes (as of posting) that’s 5.4 Million “Likes”
So, guess what got posted via BlackBerry Beta Zone today, somewhat unexpectedly I may add to that observation, Facebook for BlackBerry [Beta] version 18.104.22.168
Many new features and fixed issues (more on that via @RapidBerry article);
Please Note: I would like to show you how to install Facebook for BlackBerry [Beta] with you, I’ve used my fave ScreenMuncher
To use Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, the following is required:
- A wireless service data plan that supports SN applications
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- A Facebook account (an account can be created from the app)
- 2.7 MB of available application memory
- BlackBerry® Device Software v5.0 or later (To check your software version, click Options, then About or click Options > Device > About Device Versions from your smartphone)
As most know, before you can access Facebook for BlackBerry 4.0 via BlackBerry Beta Zone, your BBID sign-in and password credentials are required to either create your BlackBerry Beta Zone account, or access the [mobile] site to download and install the beta application(s).
Once you have access by Joining the Facebook for BlackBerry 4.0 Program, Accept the “Eligibility Declaration” via BlackBerry Beta Zone on your mobile device.
Once you click the Download button, you will be prompted with a screen like this below, where you install Facebook for BlackBerry [beta] 22.214.171.124
You will get a screen like this below, prompting you to Replace [official] version 126.96.36.199 to [beta] 188.8.131.52
After clicking the Replace button, you will see a message, ” The application may not be fully usable until a reboot is performed. Do you want to reboot”?
Please Note: You have a choice if you want to click Later, or Reboot, but let’s install this Facebook for BlackBerry [beta] 184.108.40.206 without any potential issues, click Reboot.
Once your BlackBerry OS7 device has rebooted, go to your inbox [where your BBID is registered], and search for the Facebook for BlackBerry 220.127.116.11 key-code, which is issued when you download & install the application.
Please Note: The Facebook for BlackBerry 18.104.22.168 key-code is a unique code which is tied to your BlackBerry device’s PIN number, & released to you so you may copy/paste the key-code in your beta application [no two key-codes are the same].
As you can see from the picture below, it’s a list-view layout (which I prefer) vs the icon drop down menu on previous Facebook [official] builds.
I’m sure there’s more to test out since I’ve only been using Facebook for BlackBerry [beta] version 22.214.171.124 for a few hours now, one issue I still have is the Chat feature (I still see Conversations & Online Contacts is zero (0) when I know there’s family/friends online).
I am currently working on a solution to the best of my ability.
I suspect this is a Facebook server issue, and I obviously have no control over that issue (unless Facebook wants to hire me, fix their server for a $6 figure salary [hint hint Facebook] lmao
If you’ve enjoyed reading this blog, I sincerely ask of you if possible to spend a couple of minutes of your time, and post below any suggestions, ideas, or comment below, and I will reply back as soon as possible (when I am available & awake)
Thank you very much everyone! #TeamBlackBerry