Get Facebook game News Feed posts without visiting Facebook


Ever get sick of refreshing your News Feed for free items in your favorite Facebook games, but can't quite see yourself using one of those third party applications? An Adobe engineer named Charles Bihis has created an Adobe Air-based desktop application that syncs with your Facebook account to update you of anything on Facebook that would generate a News Feed post. It's called simply Facebook Desktop and it's available for free. While it doesn't seem like gaming was his motivation for the project from what he told WebPro News, there's no reason why it couldn't be used for just that.

Using Facebook Desktop could notify you of those one-time use News Feed posts from your friends in games like FarmVille and FrontierVille as they happen in real time. Forget popping over to the tab you have open for Facebook and pressing the F5 key over and over again. However, if you're going to actually make use of that free Chicken that your friendly neighborhood farmer is offering, you'll have to log into Facebook and then the relevant game to do so, obviously. But hey, at least you can be in the know that much faster.

[Via All Facebook]

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