Facebook keeps promising to offer a better experience on its Android app, but a lot of users still find it to be buggy and slow. Because of these complaints, companies like One Louder Apps, makers of TweetCaster and 1Weather, have created a Facebook alternative. A newer choice in this category is Fast for Facebook. This app hosts many of the classic Facebook app features, except faster and more beautifully (Android 4.0) designed.
Step 1: Download a copy of Fast for Facebook on your Android device.
Step 2: Log in to your Facebook account and then choose experience style you want on the app.
There's an option called Fast for Performance, which loads lower-quality pictures, and Fast for Quality, which uses more bandwidth by not compressing images.
Step 3: Select a theme you like.
Tap the upper left-hand corner menu button and choose Settings. You'll see an option for Theme. The neat thing about this app is that you can choose the gray or white backgrounds, but you can also use one of your own pictures.
That's all you need to do. And if you're wondering about all of the features offered by Fast for Facebook, here's a list from the developer, Team2Soft:
Comment, share and like
Real-time Home feeds with cached images (low bandwidth utilization!)
Write new status
Share contents from other android apps
Access to news, status, photos, links, videos, ...
Search friends, people, pages and everything else
Write on friends' wall
Access to Groups and Pages
Read your private messages
Add and take Photos
Continuous photo upload trough camera
Add locations (check-in)
Widget and quick link
View Albums and Galleries
Optional Security pin against snoopy
Background themes (gray, app theme or photo loaded from your Device)
High security level: Facebook takes care of your user and password, we don't store anything!
Android 4.0 Design
You'll notice that the app looks very different from the Facebook you're accustomed to. This might be good or bad depending on your taste, but if you like Android 4.0 design style, it's sure to please. One major missing feature in this app is push notifications. However, since it's in beta, there's still a chance this option will make it into a future release. What's your Facebook app of choice on Android?