Does FriendCaster Improve Upon Facebook Mobile? Nah.

FriendCaster provides an alternative version of Facebook for mobile devices, including Android, both the smartphone and Honeycomb tablet versions, plus the iPad.

FriendCaster provides an alternative version of Facebook for mobile devices, including Android, both the smartphone and Honeycomb tablet versions, plus the iPad.

One noticeable difference between FriendCaster and the official Facebook application for mobile devices is the inclusion of ads at the bottom of the app.

These ads seem larger and more intrusive than what other mobile apps tend to display, so it seems like a good idea to buy the Pro version of FriendCaster for $4.99 to get rid of them.

FriendCaster makes it easier to access pages and groups than the official version of Facebook for mobile device.

However, you need to download a separate FriendCaster app to be able to use Facebook chat.

More importantly, on less-than-new mobile devices, FriendCaster updates the news feed a bit slower than the official version of Facebook.

Whether FriendCaster improves upon Facebook for mobile devices clearly depends on which particular gizmo you use and your own preferences.

Readers, do you think any of the alternatives to the official Facebook app for mobile devices work better?