Friendcaster for Facebook gets shiny new 5.0 update on Android, rocks new UI

When it comes to alternative Facebook apps, Friendcaster checks in as one of the more robust options for Android. Now the app is getting a major status update thanks to a 5.0 makeover. Highlights touted by the Friendcaster team include design improvements, real-time notifications, higher resolution news feed images, the ability to tag more than one friend at a time in a post, a new check-in interface and memory improvements. The update -- which is compatible with Android 1.6 and higher -- also kicks off with a suite of themes in six fresh colors, with more in the works. After all, if you're gonna ignore yet another Farmville and Texas Hold'em request, you may as well do it in style.