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MacRumors
Aug 14, 2007, 09:26 PM
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Last week, Katie lamented (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/07/27/iphone-vs-facebook/) the lack of an iPhone-specific Facebook version, but we had heard that one was coming... and soon. Mashable spotted (http://mashable.com/2007/08/14/facebook-iphone/) the test version of Facebook's iPhone which had been housed at themob.facebook.com but quickly removed.


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2007/08/14/fbphone.png


According to Mashable this "might be the best iPhone app so far."
The interface slides horizontally as you choose options, and the site is laid out in such a way that the essential features are much easier to find than on the main site - browse friends, check your Facebook mail, read the news feed and use pretty much every other Facebook feature from this more compact viewpoint.

Of particular interest, Joe Hewitt replied in the comments indicating that he was responsible for the iPhone implementation of Facebook and that the official launch is coming soon. Hewitt is responsible for much of the early javascript/web implementations for the iPhone (Wired profile) (http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2007/07/meet-joe-hewitt.html)

So hang on Katie... it'll be here soon.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/08/14/facebook-on-iphone-coming-soon/)



ross.32
Aug 14, 2007, 09:32 PM
This will be great for me. I use facebook all the time. So when I finally get my iPhone, I will be able to check it anywhere on campus! Well I guess I could do it anyway by just going to the normal site, but it will be much cooler this way.:D

katie ta achoo
Aug 14, 2007, 09:44 PM
GOOD!

'Bout time! :mad: :mad:

Except I'll be on campus with my laptop when this comes out and so worried about an iPhone-related mugging that it won't matter. Hee. :)

ppc_michael
Aug 14, 2007, 09:50 PM
Does this mean I'll have to add stuff to the Facebook apps I've made? Because I don't want to. ;)

loudestnoise
Aug 14, 2007, 10:02 PM
This will be life changing.

emanaydin
Aug 14, 2007, 10:35 PM
oh wow this would be phenominal.. even tho browsing facebook in safari isnt that bad at all..

esco
Aug 14, 2007, 10:37 PM
I'm gonna be screwed next semester

travistaylor
Aug 14, 2007, 10:43 PM
Sweet! I can't wait for it to be released. I can honestly say that a whole bunch of my friends will be quite jealous when I can browse Facebook in style on my iPhone.

DaftUnion
Aug 14, 2007, 10:45 PM
I can just see me writing a blog in a years time about "how facebook on my iPhone ruined my college education."

slidingjon
Aug 14, 2007, 10:56 PM
I forgot Joe Hewitt was with facebook now. That guy is freaking amazing!

specops
Aug 14, 2007, 11:03 PM
i hope you can upload iphone pics to your facebook account!

can't wait for myspace to make an iphone friendly app also!

ChrisSamsa
Aug 14, 2007, 11:42 PM
i hope you can upload iphone pics to your facebook account!

can't wait for myspace to make an iphone friendly app also!

that'll be the day..

chr1s60
Aug 14, 2007, 11:54 PM
i hope you can upload iphone pics to your facebook account!

can't wait for myspace to make an iphone friendly app also!

I believe myspace has some type of special service deal with Helio. If that is the case, I wouldn't expect to see anything myspace related for iPhone.

pyn
Aug 15, 2007, 12:04 AM
Wow iphone.facebook.com :o

AaronHeth
Aug 15, 2007, 12:05 AM
So, on a whim I decided since themob.facebook.com was down to see if they moved it to a more suitable name.

Sure enough, iphone.facebook.com worked! :) (For now.) Really neat.

Edit: pyn posted it first. :)

esco
Aug 15, 2007, 12:13 AM
wow, the iPhone version is amazing!

I might find myself using it more than the actual website

iLeoMarc
Aug 15, 2007, 12:57 AM
wow, the iPhone version is amazing!

I might find myself using it more than the actual website

Yeah, Same here. I actually found myself posting on friend's walls, which I wouldn't normally do. And the way they integrated photo albums, looks great with the black background; makes me want to actually use that feature more.

Just Needs the Poke feature... LOL.

riverfreak
Aug 15, 2007, 10:11 AM
According to Mashable this "might be the best iPhone app so far."


An iPhone-formatted web page of a pointless social networking site the best iPhone app so far? Great news for the gainfully un- and underemployed.

johnnybluejeans
Aug 15, 2007, 10:43 AM
An iPhone-formatted web page of a pointless social networking site the best iPhone app so far? Great news for the gainfully un- and underemployed.

Let me guess, you are 30+ years old...

riverfreak
Aug 15, 2007, 02:28 PM
Let me guess, you are 30+ years old...

Yep! And I have over 300 "friends" on LinkedIn! Fortunately, I routinely get money from those friends and send money their way as well. And thankfully, not one of them has ever posted a testimonial with a animated GIF in it.

donlphi
Aug 16, 2007, 02:33 AM
When is Myspace going to get some love? The normal pages look okay, but it could use a clean up to help speed things up. Just a nice clean format so I can leave some of my friends a message and get the hell out of there without crashing safari. TOOO MANY ANIMATED GIFS MAKE SAFARI SAD :D

bluedevil14
Aug 18, 2007, 11:50 PM
this looks fantastic

Teddy's
Aug 19, 2007, 12:15 AM
It is still the same horrible website...

acocke
Aug 19, 2007, 08:04 PM
I love the facebook look for the iPhone but I noticed something?? Can you edit your profile through the iPhone version I could not find a way???

NewMacGirl
Aug 21, 2007, 07:09 AM
Sorry not a relevant question but what exactly is Face Book?

I went to their web site but it wanted me to register and didn't say what it did. I am not going to sign up for something which I don't understand

From what I can gather its something to join if you want your identity stolen and all your emabarressing incidents free for the world to see.

Is it just a online photo sharing thing. If this is what it is why the fascination???

coryetzkorn
Aug 21, 2007, 10:42 AM
Just tried it on my mac and it is absolutely amazing. I like it a lot more than the regular version. Can't wait for my new iPhone to arrive in 3 days!!!!!!

Does anyone know/ suspect that apple will create a permanent icon for this app, or will it only be accessible as a web 2.0 app through safari? Either way is fine, but I would prefer an icon.

I think it would be cool if apple let people make permanent icons out of safari bookmarks. That would be perfect.

incipiokit
Aug 30, 2007, 04:40 PM
Sorry not a relevant question but what exactly is Face Book?

I went to their web site but it wanted me to register and didn't say what it did. I am not going to sign up for something which I don't understand

From what I can gather its something to join if you want your identity stolen and all your emabarressing incidents free for the world to see.

Is it just a online photo sharing thing. If this is what it is why the fascination???


It is basically like myspace, but not as many advertisments and spam.

That's about it.

However I do like the Happy HR, buy me a drink interface.