Facebook app for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by batmanlax, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2010
    Anyone know when Facebook is due to launch an app for the iPad?

  2. macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    I have the friendly facebook app, its pretty cool. Its only 99c so its not too much of a commitment.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2008
    Carlisle, UK
    if you're jailbroken using the official iphone facebook app along with FullForce from cydia is pretty good, shame there's no push for chat included but that's what IM+ is for :)
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    Friendly and Social seem to be the two big apps for the iPad. I use Friendly and it's fine but I like the free iPhone app better.
  5. macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2006
    Simi Valley, CA
    Social is by far the best and the developer updates consistenly, and his updates actually bring things to the table. Social will bring new life into "The Facebook"
  6. macrumors 65816

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    i use friendly on the ipad and facebook on the iphone.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2010
    Absolutely no idea also why Facebook hasn't released an iPad app. I think they thought initially that opening it up on Safari would satisfy most users. I actually would want an iPad-optimized Facebook app similar to how they optimized one for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Haven't really tried the other 3rd party apps that people have mentioned here, but I think the Twitter universal app has a pretty nice format for the iPad. Facebook should really follow suit. On a more personal note, it would be great to have a "via Facebook for iPad" tag along with my posts that people can see. LOL
  8. macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2010
    Maybe because the developer who did the iPhone facebook App left a while ago?
  9. macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    why do you need a facebook app? Just go to the webpage. This reliance on apps instead of the web is puzzling to me sometimes.
  10. macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2007
    New Orleans
    There's no good reason to have an app for Facebook on the iPad. You can do 99% of what you want to do on the website through a browser (chat being a notable exception.)

    I downloaded Friendly, and it's nice and all, but I find the real website more familiar and just as easy to use.
  11. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    I would like to be able to upload photos from my Photo Library app to FB on my iPad. Give me that and Chat in the app and I'm good to go.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2010
    Probably a question of what you are used to but I generally find the web site more confusing than the various apps. Especially since it tends to show nun-reproducible content and you can't come back to where you were.
  13. Guest


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK
    +1 for Friendly Facebook

    Cheap price and looks great too. Oh and chat feature is good to have
  14. macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2010
    I'm surprised the Echofon guys released Echofon for Facebook for iPhone but not for iPad. Wouldn't releasing it for iPad fill the void better?
  15. macrumors newbie

    Sarah Hastings

    Oct 14, 2010
    I like to go for friendly and I would recommend it to everyone, it’s nice and friendly.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2010
  17. macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2007
    Social really looks nice to play with. for 2$ I think I'll buy it
  18. macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    I have both iPad apps and I am not very satisfied. I prefer accessing Facebook through Safari. It works better. At least I can access my groups, something that Social and Friendly do not offer. Actually both apps look like they are using touch.facebook.com
    Same interface, same functionality.

    I wish a better client comes in the near future.
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    Just access facebook through the browser. What is so hard about that? I agree with the earlier poater that wondered why the reliance on an app. On the iPad accessing the actual Facebook site is far better. One of the key benefits of the iPad is the fact that it is a great tool for accessing the web.
  20. macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2010
    I use the Friendly App for 99.9% of my FB experience on the iPad, but for just the photo uploading I leave the facebook for iphone/ipod installed.
  21. Guest


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK

    The friendly Facebook app now supports photo uploads :) and the web browser for Facebook within the app seems faster too now
  22. macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2010
    I find friendly very cumbersome in the current release.
    It annoys me to hell that I have to first select the account when I start the App, no quick look at my wall.
    Especially since logging in at that point seems to fail every 2nd time or so and I have to wait and retry.
    Needs another update before I use it again.
  23. macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I, too, bought Friendly in lieu of an official Facebook app. I liked Friendly, but they've just released 3.0 and it's buggy as hell. Plus, despite claiming faster login, it adds an extra step due to multiple account support.

    They need to:

    1) Fix it so that it does actually login, instead of hanging; and

    2) Make the multiple account login screen optional.
  24. Guest


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK
    Considering i only have one account on it i think its strange that i have to click on my profile in order to log in. Surely its better to automatically login for users with only one account set up :eek:
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2010
    London, UK
    I plan to email them about this and I hope that mine will be one of hundreds or thousands of such emails. With only one account, this new login screen is quite a big drop in usability for me. I just want to be able to tap the app icon and be straight into the news feed like I had before. Surely they must be getting so much negative feedback on this new setup that they will make it optional very soon.

    - Julian

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