Facebook Places is out. Great. It’s just not adequately functional on my relic of 2008, the iPhone 3G.
Over the past year, the official Facebook app has become useless on my old phone. It crashes every time I attempt to send data, whether responding to a wall post, or liking something. I then realized that the app is optimized for newer iPhone models, and that further updates will make it even more and more useless.
Then, one day, I discovered EchofonFB, which actually lets me do those things, here in 2010, on my 2008 iPhone. Wow! Now I can actually use Facebook again. The only reason I still have the official app on the iPhone is for the push notifications, as its otherwise useless.
So Facebook Places is unveiled to the world. And its announced that Foursquare is involved. That’s great since I use Foursquare. So, I scoured Facebook and Foursquare to link the 2 accounts.
No dice. I’d like to use Facebook Places. The easiest way for me to do so on my iPhone would be to check in to Foursquare, and then let the data also show up on Facebook, just like how I do so with my tweets on Twitter. But it’s not happening. Yet.
I can use Places on touch.facebook.com, but I don’t use that in the first place. I guess the ball is in Foursquare’s court, since they have access to the Facebook Places API. Or in mine to buy an iPhone 4…