Reviewed in The best Apps and Games - Daily Update
If you do not agree or have maybe never really liked the design of the original Facebook app you should try once Klyph, because here you get a Facebook alternative in the holo-design! P.S.: When you buy the pro-version the advertising is also removed and it's also optimized for tablets just like the free-version!
Reviewed in Recommendations from an Android enthusiast.
Let's face it.. The official facebook app is not that great, really.. It requires a scary amount of permissions, doesn't look like it belong on android and it's certainly not fast or battery friendly. Klyph is a pretty good alternative with a ui that might remind you of the google+ app, which in my opinion is very nice and also user friendly.
A beautiful Facebook app using the holo guidelines and has a dark and light theme. Very smooth, very lightweight, and doesn't look like Facebook.
KLYPH IS NOW OPEN SOURCE !!
You can view the source code on Github : https://github.com/jonathangerbaud/Klyph
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE INSTALLING:
Due to Facebook limitations on third party apps and unpredictable errors occurring on Facebook's platform, this project is no longer maintained. No further update are planned.
Read this post for more info : https://plus.google.com/+JonathanGerbaud/posts/6eS74NMpTv8
Join the Google+ community ! https://plus.google.com/communities/108701133516085969362
Everyone gets tired of the ugly, slow official Facebook app so why don’t you give a try to Klyph: a new client for Facebook.
With a nice and smooth UI designed following the Android Design Guidelines, Klyph looks like the Google+ app but for Facebook.
Still young and in early development, Klyph is certainly not perfect yet and may still miss some features but tries to bring the best user experience of Facebook on your Android devices (mobiles and tablets).
Also, due to Facebook limitations on third-party apps, the following features are not allowed:
• Like a page
• Tagging in statuses/comments with “@” like the official Facebook app
• Share a status/photo/video on a friend’s timeline.
Klyph contains some ads, because, well, we are not Facebook (and do not work for Facebook either) so we have to earn money from one way or another to continue the development. If you like Klyph, and want to support us or just get rid of ads, please buy the pro version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.abewy.klyph.pro.
We are looking for translators. Making a translation take less than two hours, so contact us if you want to make Klyph available in your language.
We are always happy to receive suggestions, bug reports or simply a thank you. We always try to answer so don’t hesitate to send us an email.
To people who rate the app 1 or 2 stars : we can understand that you dislike the app either because of its design, bugs or anything else but please, please, let a comment to help us improve the app.