Facebook Employees Forced to Test Latest Android App, Figure Out Why It’s Really Poor

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  • 24 Aug 2012
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  • Yesterday we informed you that the latest Facebook app for Android was really, really poor and unstable. Now Facebook figured that out and is trying to clear the mess they made. While the iOS version of Facebook has received an excellent native app update, the Android users are left without a decent piece of software in this area. What to do?

    FB apparently forced employees to use their own Facebook for Android app on their handsets and figure out what’s wrong. This is known as “dogfooding”, a term that describes the employees of a company using their own products to examine the experience. Business Insider is saying that quite a bunch of Facebook employees (ex employees and people familiar with the matter actually), who said that this is the method that FB uses to correct such mistakes. This is an efficient way to trigger those “why didn’t I think of this?” moments for developers who are too sunk into their work to think about usability.

    I, for one would like the app to be more stable and have a clear UI, with easily accessible elements, ones that are not scattered all over the place. Just port the iOS app for heaven’s sake! How long till you think they’ll update it to a better status?

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    SOURCE: Business Insider
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