Jul 7th, 2010

If you are a fan or user of Bloo, an alternative to the official Facebook app for Android, you may be saddened to learn that development for the app has ceased. But there is a silver lining to this news. Due to time commitments working with Logitech on their Google TV endeavors, Dimitris Coutchell, creator of Bloo, is rebuilding the basic app from the ground up and then open-sourcing the code to all who wish to create the most functional Facebook app on Android possible.


The new version, dubbed Bloo Too, is only in its conceptual stages now, but it will be built up using the Android Facebook SDK with Facebook’s Open Graph API. Before the app is handed over to the open-source crowd several improvements will be built in including a new login mechanism. new home screen, enhanced notifications, and an overall faster, more reliable, and accessible user experience.

If you want to get involved in the development of Bloo Too, you can head over to the announcement post to get a better idea of where things are headed and learn more about the project. For now you can grab the original Bloo in the Android Market, but act fast as changes in Facebook’s policies may result in the app getting yanked from the market before work on Bloo Too can be completed.