While the official Facebook for Android app has gotten a lot better in recent months thanks to the company ditching the HTML 5-based user interface in lieu of an all-native client, we would still prefer it if Facebook got with the times and introduced a version with Holo design. Some folks aren’t willing to hold their breath that long, though, and are likely seeking third-party alternatives.
There aren’t many good ones for Android, with the most notable being OneLouder’s Friendcaster. That particular app is quite nice indeed, but we love having an even more vast sea of apps to choose from. A new player has stepped into the arena, and its name is Spatio.
Spatio aims to become the full-featured Facebook client we’ve all been looking for, but it’s not quite there yet. We’re still missing a whole slew of important features, including events, groups, a home-screen widget, notifications, and support for messaging. That said, every other facet of the Facebook experience is represented here, including multiple accounts and pages, and it’s represented quite well. And as the developer behind Falcon taught us, it might not take long before all of those things are checked off the to-do list. As an added bonus, there is minor support for Twitter, but it’s only limited to posting tweets at this time.
For now, Spatio’s development is being supported with an ad on the main screen of the app, and there are no ways to pay to get rid of it. We imagine the developers will eventually want to provide a way to get rid of that, but we can’t be too sure. We’ve dropped them a line to see what, exactly, the future entails for Spatio, but for now it’s a promising little app that will maintain a permanent spot on our radar. Give the app a try for yourself by downloading it for free in the Google Play Store.