The interface is an excellent mobile interface to the Fark website for the farker on the go. Or on the couch. I particularly like the alert system. You can tune it to both headlines and replies to your posts in the comments. I use it every day.
For some things I prefer using this mobile app to going to the actual Fark website. For browsing of posts, the app works well, with no ads to clutter things (though you really should support Fark by subscribing to TotalFark and/or BareFark) If you want to do more complicated things, like post a picture or ‘edit’ a previous post, then the iPad interface makes things difficult. There appears to be no difference in operation after ‘upgrading’ to iOS12, on the iPad or the iPhone
I really enjoy using this app. I’ve been a Farker since before broadband was a thing, and always will be. This app nicely arranges the content and keeps your place as you bounce out to the stories and back. Unfortunately, most news sites in mobile are just awful, but that’s not FARK’s fault. So there’s only so many I can sit through. But the headlines and discussion are great. Thanks for providing this app to the Farkers our there.
If it weren’t for this app I wouldn’t have any idea what’s going on in the world. It works really for me and I don’t have a problem with ads like others have mentioned. Much more convenient than the regular site.
It doesn’t look like you can clear the cache, history or cookies (let’s be honest... it’s a browser.) The only way to stop the stupid ‘you’ve won a gift card’ popups is to completely re-install the app.
The current release works on the iPad. The previous release would freeze after switching to another app, then switching back. The current release also adds a page loading progress bar which confirms it hasn't frozen. If you're not familiar with the Fark site, it's a news aggregator with a humorous bent. The commenters tend to be well informed, civil, and funny.
The headline teasers are real funny. Up to date news stories grabbed from the interwebs with an emphasis on bashing anything Conservative while protecting the looney left liberal to a fault. The comment section is filled with what seems like basement dwelling uberlibs, trolls, wannabe comedians, hippie elites, race baiters, obamorons, guilty white liberals, know it all collage children and a few common sense clear thinking Consevatives. If you're coming here for news don't expect any bad press about obama, his administration, or his friends. This is the kind of site that gets it marching orders from the democrat puppetmasters and they will totally ignore the truth if it means staying in good favor with the current regime. An example would be the hundreds of comments attacking the director of a UTube video for causing the Libya terrorist attack. The useful sheep are plentiful at this site.
As if it weren't enough to be able to pass your 9-5 cubicle slave time on Fark, now you can Fark around on your train or bus commute (please don't Fark when driving), whilst walking down the street to the office, waiting in line for the overpriced unhealthy take away, & even in the loo. I foresee productivity hitting an all-time low since Fark created a mobile app.
Been a Fark Member,(LBS not my Fark handle), for years and it's a fun site. As for the app it works about as well as any other with minor glitches here and there, but that's par for the course for the world we live in. Nothing's perfect. Perfection is for the emotionally disordered anyhow. I've read others speak of the adds with the tiny x that doesn't work. Well you don't say! Geez that kind of bs is all over the net, not just Fark. Join! Make a handle, develop some personal satire and have some fun.
Farking waste of time, I have check it several times a day to see all the great new stories! I forward to my friends & family and have a great time commenting on with all kinds of Farkers. It's the 1st thing I check in the morning and the last I check at night. Thanks FARK I waste lots of time enjoying your site.
the app is pretty easy to use but I'm deleting it due to frequent full screen ads (often with incredibly small or nonfunctioning Xs to make you think you can close the ad but causing you to "click" on it instead) when I click a link or being taken to the app store by ads trying to shove their stupid game in my face. no settings to allow me to stop either of these obnoxious behaviors... so I'll stick to my computer where I can block that garbage!
For one, this app doesn't crap out unexpectedly- a common problem in the unofficial app. Second, I like the navigation between sections in this app much better. However, I'll echo someone else's comment here: would like to have access to the comments from the article rather than going back to the main screen. That's a quality feature on the unofficial app.
I had been using the non-official app for Fark for a long time, but then decided to try out the official app thinking it would be better. I couldn't have been more wrong... The official app doesn't keep your place after reading the articles , you must go back to the main page to get to the comments sections, you must be logged in as a member to even read anything, and it's clunky. I don't see any benefit to this app . Doom on you official Fark app!
I had this app installed in my 1987 Ford Escort EXP, and the gas mileage was negatively impacted. I tried adding ketchup, but that was the wrong move - it attracted weasels. So then I figured I ought to take it out for a fresh shave and a massage, and that pretty much did the trick. I now enjoy this app with chocolate sauce and bourbon. It's totally the crunk and stuff.
Yes, there are sometimes ads with nonfunctioning Xs that get in the way. Yes, it doesn't take you back to where you were after you enter an article, but returns you to the top of the page. There is no way to save in app. But you get to read the articles in a clean interface, with a notion of what level of sanity it requires prior to opening it, generally. I like it's alert feature, but would love to be able to set it for levels...hey! for general alert and maybe heyyyy! for breaking news? I do use it as one of my dependable sources for news and entertainment. The bugs are mild enough for me to still enjoy the site.
First review of an app.. Has everything you'd need.. Only thing I have a problem with is the fact I can't hear any video from the app.. This is most likely an issue with my phone settings.. And FARK has an "open in safari" feature..
Notifications don't always work, browser won't reorient itself when phone is rotated, cannot see URL of link before clicking, only one browsing window at a time, cannot copy URL of target website, cannot scroll to last post in a large thread forcing you to hit next page 50 times, basically just acts as an extra inferior safari page when you are currently using up your quota. Other than that, nice app.
My latest gripe with the app--that when it linked to news sites it made them look all Internet 1.0--seems to have been fixed. It seems to be firing on all cylinders right now. My faith in Drew has been restored. Carry on...
With the ways of the world today, FARK is my go-to for all thing newsworthy (and not-news worthy). At times all that is needed to get a non-biased education is not read TFA and skip straight to the comments section. YMMV.
... both serious and otherwise. With the push notifications enabled, I've gotten immediate news of a celebrity death or a catastrophe. But this is Fark, so the app is also a fun way to read the sarcastic comments on the frivolous news stories, as well.
I live Fark but the app always is buggy. For instance if I'm in the entertainment section and read an article then exit it takes me back to the main site but won't load entertainment again. It's annoying. This problem I have on iPhone 4. On the new iPad mini to works much better. 1 star for iPhone 4, 5 stars for mini.
I've been a Farker since 2002. I love how this app keeps me up to date with the world 30 min faster than most news sites. Way to go Drew, way to take a Chance on a Storm of info. Run through Heather fields unto the Sierra Nevada mountains to celebrate you success.
Nice app for my fix during the day. The real site is blocked at work so this helps. The frame, however, makes it difficult to close pop-ups. If I see that flurking Mazda ad with the close button behind the top border one more time, this app is getting dropped like a rock.
The point if this app is the tigger alerts, that notify you breaking news, and news you wanna hear about. possible triggers are: Video tab, geek tab, shoes, Los Angeles, so you are never out of touch with the things you care about.
This app is really fun and nice to mess with. I check it often for my news. The app would get five stars but sometimes I get an alert and I can't find the headline I was alerted with. Maybe I missed it but, this app needs a search engine for archives. Great job though guys thanks!
.......mobile after farking for years on the desktop. Seems pretty much the same, but can't find a single picture of a nude woman anywhere. Ah well, should prolly pay more attention to other things......
"Hey! on Fark.com" is the official Fark App directly from Fark.com that's designed for your mobile device. In addition to reading all of the news and funny headlines from Fark on your phone, now you can completely customize how you get news that's important to you, including unlimited keyword triggers for stories you're interested in, and customizable notifications for real-time updates of the topics and tags of your choice. Features: NOTIFICATIONS – Set custom triggers by topic or tag so you never miss what's important to you. Get alerts for when someone responds to your comment or mentions your username in a thread. Get notifications for Fark parties near you if you want. Also get all linked stories from sources you like, such as CNN, Scientific American, ESPN, etc. COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE – Set your own custom keyword triggers and be informed immediately whenever a headline with that keyword is posted WANDER – Seamless integration with Fark mobile lets you read through all the news on Fark in a format optimized for your mobile device DISCUSS – Read the story or jump directly to the live discussion thread SHARE – One-touch sharing of any story to Twitter or Facebook PAUSE – Choose when you don't want to receive notifications on the triggers you selected SUBMIT - Send stories from Safari directly to the Fark submission page STICKER - Sticker your messages! Tag your friends' messages as 'AMUSING', 'FAIL', 'OBVIOUS', or whatever else strikes your fancy