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MadFueler

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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:04:03 AM

The latest mobile app update features the ability to sign into GasBuddy using Facebook. They did announce this capability in What's New, but that announcement is short on details, so I was wondering exactly how it works. For instance, if you use this, does it keep your old nickname or is it a different registration with your real name? I'd like to hear from anyone who has tried this.

[Edited by: MadFueler at 8/24/2014 7:04:49 AM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 5:42:43 PM

I'm on Android 4.4.2 Gas Buddy 4.2.3 Samsung Galaxy SIII
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 4:59:01 PM

CK: "Which flavor of app are you using?"

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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 3:44:05 PM

I didn't even know about this. I logged out on my iPhone and saw no way other than the normal GBO way to log back in; there's no Facebookness apparent. Maybe it's not on all phones yet. Which flavor of app are you using?

There would have to be some way to connect the FB identity to the GBO identity (nickname). One way is for the FB name and the GBO nickname to be the same (which would be EXTREMELY rare, due to almost all members not electing to use their true names as nicknames). Another would be a setting in the app that would allow you, while you are logged in to GBO, to specify what your FB name is. However they do it, I would also be interested in learning the details.

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