I am alive and so is 1.4.4.

Update: It seems Android automatically redirects you to touch.facebook.com when you try to get a 6-digit code. Try hitting the link from your PC and type in the code.

Get my 6-digit code for Bloo.

Yes, I am still alive. I work approximately 12 hours a day without a STOP (including sometimes Saturdays). I found sometime to update Bloo. Here is the list of updates:

  • Photo notifications now take you to the actual photo in which you were tagged.
  • Notification service should not annoy you anymore
  • Notification service starts on reboot
  • Posts now show up FRIENDS who like it. Please note, it WILL NOT show people who are not on your friends list. Not yet at least.
  • Multiple bug fixes on stream
  • Fixed a crash with album create

So, it seems that Facebook now allows 3rd party clients to integrate Facebook Chat. I put the widget on hold for a bit and give higher priority to Facebook chat. 1.4.4 has some preliminary work.

Bloo heart still is beating.

p.s You will be very excited to hear what I am working on @ Logitech.

73 Responses to I am alive and so is 1.4.4.

  1. heatfan says:

    Congrats on the Logitech job, keep up the great work with bloo.

  2. Ron G. says:

    Glad to hear Bloo is not dead. Still my overall favorite Bloo app on the market. I understand about the working all the time thing. Looking forward to future releases.

    So you just gonna tease us about what you are working on or you gonna give us a hint or something.๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Cesar H says:

    Thanks for the update, but when I tried to get the 6 digit code, Facebook says that this is an “Invalid Application” therefore I can’t use this app.

  4. Ryan says:

    Im glad to hear the great news on the FB chat and the Widget. I would like one request on the widget if its at all possible. Please done make it white, or give us a couple skin choices. A lot of the community wants the dark skinned widgets. Thats just my opinion

  5. brad says:

    notifications are still sending duplicates on htc hero for sprint…

  6. evolve says:

    CHAT SOON?!?! SWEEEET!

  7. JM says:

    Ha ha. WELCOME BACK! I knew the nay-sayers wouldn’t keep you away! Loving the changes and excited as always to see BLOO progressing!

  8. dman says:

    AWESOME!!! LOVE THE NEW CHANGES THE NEW SO MUCH!

  9. chosen.one1 says:

    p.s You will be very excited to hear what I am working on @ Logitech

    could it be you guys are building a phone rom and bloo will be the native facebook client in the rom

  10. Nick says:

    Phone: Motorola Droid
    Service: Verizon

    When I try and view my profile or any other profiles of people I am friends with I get the following error:

    There are no posts in this feed or you are not friends with this person, please try again later.

    Is anyone else having this problem? Has anyone found a solution to this issue?

    Thank you,

    NICK

  11. revresify says:

    nice work, thx wondered why it took so long, and thought the app might be abandoned… but here we go.

    thx =)

  12. Gary says:

    Welcome Back Dimitris, glad to see Bloo is still alive and kicking. I am also getting the same error as Nick. I am using Tmobile G1 phone

  13. Doug Z says:

    it seems that this mornings update 1.4.4b broke the repeated notification issue again.

  14. Pingspike says:

    Can’t wait for the chat feature! Good job on the update. I hope to god you’re making a new harmony remote software at logitech, cos the one they have now sucks donkey balls its so shit.
    Good luck wwith the new job. Bring some much needed quality to their software!

  15. Dimitris says:

    Guys, when you say you receive the same notification over and over again. Does this happen if you receive a notification but you click Clear (when you drag down the notifications bar) instead of viewing at them at Bloo first?

    You will love Chat…I got some first steps and I am exchanging messages…

  16. evolve says:

    how much longer till chat?๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Lee says:

    I can’t seem to sign up to Bloo anymore, when I click the button to generate a 6 digit code it just takes me to the standard facebook page๐Ÿ˜ฆ Is there any workaround for this?

  18. Paul says:

    Demitris, I can confirm that this happens when I click on the notifications, rather than pushing clear.

    I virtually never push ‘clear’ on those notifications, and I almost always click on the notification right away.

    Three times yesterday, it gave me duplicate sets of notifications.

    Also, when a friend accepts my friend request who is NEW to facebook, I get lots of raw HTML below the post in my notifications:

    Keep up the great work. Your program is great.

  19. Dan says:

    Hey Guys..I like the app so far, but I have a blank screen when i look for notifications. I have the HTC hero..I have the notifications checked in preferences, but a blank white screen when checking them….any help would be great. Just to settle on a decent FB app is a relief since they all suck. Thanks..!

  20. Lisa says:

    New version looks great. One suggestion for an enhancement (I’m not sure if it can be done or not) when I view a post from a friend about a game where on my pc there is a link to get a bonus something that doesn’t show up (or I’m not seeing how to get to it). I just see comment or like.

  21. Kevin says:

    Thanks for working on this so passionately. It is greatly appreciated. I just got the droid and yes the other facebook apps are garbage.

  22. chris green says:

    I downloaded your bloo facebook ap for droid, and it requires a “code” to set it up. I click on get new code and it sends me to the touch facebook site which is worthless. I looked on facebook for an hour trying to find out how I can get this code resent to me. I do ad they say, and I still cannot find this dreaded code. Please help, because I can’t use your product without this stupid thing.

    Thanks,
    chris

  23. Kyle says:

    Is there a way when you view the notification on bloo it also clears it on facebook.com, so that way when I check online I don’t have a ton of notifications that I’ve already looked at.

    Also being able to just have a refresh button in notifications just like the official facebook app.

    Other than that, I’m a ton happier with it now that it does everything else I’m wanting it to do๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Kyle says:

    Also, anyway of getting the bloo icon or a mobile icon to show up when we post?

  25. Shawn says:

    I installed Bloo on my Droid today and when I press “Get Code!” button in the app it just sends me to the Facebook mobile website. I essentially can’t get a code; I did have one before, is there any way to retrieve it?

  26. Ryan says:

    I just downloaded bloo from the marketplace, and when I try to get a 6 digit code it just takes me to the facebook homepage. Is it doing something wrong? If not where do I go from the homepage?

  27. Dimitris says:

    Guys,

    http://www.facebook.com/code_gen.php?v=1.0&api_key=e094b220240b4735b57a7caf118dda82

    Here’s the link for 6-digit code from your PC or laptop. It seems Facebook redirects users automatically to touch.facebook.com.

    I am working on a fix but the next version of Bloo will have Chat 1.0

  28. Tony says:

    The feed doesn’t work. It shows me a blue background. Everything else works fine and this is the latest version, 1.4.4b; hope, this gets fixed in the new update you have planned. Thank you!

  29. Nathan says:

    What little I’ve seen so far, I love this.

    I’m having a bit of a problem. I figured out that I cannot get my 6-digit code from my Droid, but I must use the website. No big deal.

    Once I get in on the Droid though, it seems that everything I want to do requires elevated permissions. Posting statuses, checking my inbox, etc. When I click that I want to grant permission, I just get sent (as seems to be Facebook’s new norm) to the touch.facebook.com website. Are you aware of a workaround that I can use to elevate the permissions?

  30. Jeff says:

    Am I missing something?

    I open up the app and see “Share”, “Inbox”, “The Feed”, “(My Name)”, “Friends”, “Photos”, and “Events”.

    When I click “Inbox” it tells me that permission is required and I have to enable it. Every time I click it. Then it just loads up the news feed facebook page in my browser.

    Same thing happens when I click “The Feed”, and “(My Name)”.

    Clicking “Events” just gave me a blank white page, same with “Notifications”.

    “Friends” just gives me a text list of people. No photos or anything, just names. When I click on one of them, I get the same “enable permission” thing and it drops me to the news feed.

    Is this app just broken, now?

    • Kyle says:

      Follow the link he posted

      • bdbdbd says:

        I’m having similar issues. I uploaded the new app, followed the link and got the 6 digit code on the pc and entered it into bloo. Then, once it goes to the main page and I attempt to select any option, or even click on a notification, it again tells me to enable permissions. I’ve enabled all possible permissions for bloo on facebook via PC, but still cannot utilize this application. Help?

  31. chosen.one1 says:

    Alright people if you having permissions problem .. you can go on your computer and go to facebook and go to settings/applications settings/and give bloo permissions from there if you cant seem to view the feed from the app. For those trying to access the inbox. you should be able to access and read however you cannot send messages from there because facebook wont grant permission.

    I have the update and everything loads up fine and i get notifications fine.

    Only time i get double notifications is if i am viewing notifications and i get a new one and then i comment on a diff notification then go back then new notifcication will show .. however when i back out the apk the notification will go again for the one i just viewed. Its a slight but not deal breakiing and it rarely happens.

    any source of multiple notifications at times come from facebook itself. once i got like 20 notifications from a person commenting on my post. at first i thought bloo went haywire but checked facebook page and it showed 20 notifications so it was a fault on facebook end.

    hope this helps someone

  32. Leebowitz says:

    Hi! I love the app. It’s so much better than the native one provided with my N1. I think I finally solved the permissions issue with a little help, but I’m having trouble uploading video. It uploads, then asks for a caption, then upload, asks for a caption, uploads, etc…

    Any ideas?

  33. RyanP says:

    Good to see you back Dimitris.

    One problem I still have is the birthday icon in my friends list. The little present shows up, but there is no icon next to the relevant friend’s name. This was present (no pun) a few versions ago, but has been gone for some time.

    I’d just like to so though that I love this app, and have been using Bloo since the very first versions.

  34. Joe says:

    Anyway to get updates as to when people are tagged in pictures or become friends with people to be added to the news feed?

  35. John M says:

    I have the 1.4.4b and I entered in the 6 digit code. When I click on the feed, I get the ‘enable permission’ notification. I followed the steps posted by chosen.one1 to enable Bloo on facebook, however I still get the ‘enable permission’ prompt. Is there a work around for this?

  36. Rebecca says:

    Has anyone else noticed that the news feed is a day old? I have much more current news on the web and on the Facebook for android application.

  37. […] read a Feed it would ask to “Enable Permission”, but this is addressed on their blog at https://fbandroid.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/i-am-alive-and-so-is-1-4-4/. ย I still would like to see Facebook messages handled better, but I’m sure we’ll see […]

  38. Nelson says:

    I cant access feed or Wall/Profile! Always says permission required, when i press Enable permission, i get redirected to touch facebook and can’t add any permissions at all to my Bloo app. Sad to see such a good app being slowly killed by facebook itself:/

  39. Nelson says:

    I just went to facebook to add permissions to Bloo myself, and there are only 3 permissions that can be given, which were already marked as allowed… still cant browse Facebook with bloo, always asking for permissions and permissions :S

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  41. Jason says:

    Hi been trying this for a few days and we still seem to get repeat notifications, no way as bad as before but it seems to be when there are loads of notifications in the memory on the app.

  42. jason says:

    I really like this app, certainly better than the stock FB app. Couple of questions though…Not all of my notifications come through and some it seems like I only get them when I actually open the application. I’m on a Droid and coming from a blackberry. On the blackberry, I remember my notifications would come all the time based on an email that I would receive…With Bloo, it doesn’t seem to be as consistent as that…Am I doing something wrong?

  43. corey says:

    alright i just added this ap to my droid eris, im not sure if im doing something wrong or what but when i click on the feed it goes to my news feed witch is right, but when i click on my name to go to my wall and profile it goes to my news feed instead, and the same happens when i click on a friend in goes to my news feed not their wall or photos like it says. when i click on events it says fun times ahead at the top of the page and has a solid white sreen the rest of the way down. and i also dont see a birthday icon anywhere. so pretty much the only thing that works is my news feed and photos button. so what do i have to do to get this ap to work properly.thanks corey

  44. corey says:

    also when i bring up my friends, if i long hold on their name it comes up with view wall,view info and view photos, the info and photos seem to work but the wall goes to my news feed not their wall. Also when i say my news feed it seems to go to the touchfacebook page, is that what it suppose to do. and when i go to the bottom of that page and click on full site, that doesnt work like when i go in threw the browser witch is what i normally do because all facebook aps seem to be crap. atleast going in threw my browser and on fullsite i can do everthing as if i was on the computer. witch no ap seems to be able to do.

    • corey says:

      had to get rid of this app, its sucks, and when u cant get the guy who wrote the program to answer ur email it sucks even worse. app sucksssssssssssssssss

  45. Skye says:

    Any idea why my notification screen is blank? I was able to fix all my permissions, everything else is working properly…

  46. Silas says:

    Brief bug/feature request (do you have a bug tracker?): ‘Get directions’ should be available on an event regardless of whether GPS is enabled. I often disable for battery conservation and besides am happy enough to just see my end location on a map in a familiar area.

    Other users might be happy with GSM location or simply assumed start point of home location. Perhaps a separate button for ‘Show on map’ would be best, this is mostly what I want to do and from your perspective allows more flexible use of the destination information to be made by the mapping application, which specialises in that sort of thing.

    Thanks for the app, looks good from what I have seen so far.

  47. Thedward says:

    Bloo is my favorite Android Facebook app.

    The only problem I am having is that when I sync events the event in my calendar has the times an hour off.

    Any ideas?

  48. ephiee says:

    hi i need some help. ive used bloo eversince i got my htc hero..but after the update i cant c any comments left on my posts. i cld c it on e desktop but not on bloo. any ideas?

  49. KB says:

    Is it possible to increase the feed post amount to more than 20? I would like 100 or something.
    Or is it possible to have a “next”-button? Instead of “auto-increase while scrolling”

  50. Jeckia says:

    Hi I loved Bloo, but idk what happened to it and I’ve emailed the devp. twice about my problem and never got an answer. It was working great and I’m still upset about this because i want to be able to use it. when I download bloo and come to this website to get the code and put it in my phone thats all fine and I get notifications saying someone has posted on my wall ect. But when I try and click on the on the post or go to my wall or feed or well for that matter do anything i keep getting a box that pops up that says i need to enable extended permission and when i click on enable it just takes me to the touch.mobile.com. I want to be able to use Bloo someone please help me to fix this problem.

    I even went to facebook’s website on the pc to see if there was something on there I could do, but it said already that everything was enable already for it.

    • Jeckia says:

      Haha, I’m dumb… I missed the post that david left for enabling the app.. This made my friggin day!!!!!! Thank you so so so so much!!! I couldn’t be happier! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Skapheles says:

    Love Bloo, but I am having problems with comments not showing up on posts. I get the notifications, but don’t see the actual comments.

  52. Jeremy says:

    I keep getting the same error as Nick. When I click to view my wall/profile I get the error message “There are no posts in this feed or you are not friends with that person, please try again later.” any solutions?

  53. Alex says:

    Hello! Is it possible to nudge somebody?

  54. Slightly off topic maybe, but a plea for people to consider the ethics of purchasing items like designer clothes. Do try and think about, for example, the materials your product is manufactured from, the conditions of the factories where they’re manufactured and the green credentials of retailers. And try to recycle rather than throwing away. Thanks!!!!

  55. Chris says:

    Does this app login use https?

  56. PHIL says:

    it wont give me code on my fone or pc… whats up there ??

  57. Henry says:

    T-Mobile
    HTC Vision(G2)

    Hey I’m having issues viewing my wall?? It gives me the error “no posts or this person isn’t your friend?!?! Plz help thanx! Great app btw n looking forward to chat!๐Ÿ™‚

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