The best Facebook client for iPad by Readdle (join the conversation)

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Readdlemate, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2009
    Hello guys,

    We're working on free Facebook client for iPad. This is going to be the best application for all users who have iPad and FB account. Going straight to #1.

    You can participate:
    Share your thoughts, suggestions, what features would you like to see.

    Also, could you think about the best name for it? We have our version, but would like to hear your suggestions. The best suggestion will be awarded with a promo code for any Readdle app.

    Let's begin.
  2. macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    Features I'd like to see:
    • Uploading of multiple photos
    • Uploading of videos
    • Chat
    • Managing friends
    • Please don't base it on the Facebook site!
    • Support for Groups
    • Notifications
    • Support for locations

    Names I could think of:
    • Facemate
    • Facebooth
    • FaceIt!
    • The social network
  3. archdelux, Apr 13, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011

    macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    I would suggest:

    Uploading photos with an interface that allows you to scroll through and simply tap the relevant photos at once

    Fb chat that allows background notifications

    An ability to view the "full" Facebook while eliminating the ads on the site.

    Some ppl might use places the checkin feature so maybe you should include that..

    I think the best thing to make it stand out---and I don't know if this is technically feasible--would be to integrate Facebook app with other apps. Ie have an ability to click on a photo or video in the browser or in Photos and "open in" facebook in order to post it or link to it. An important part of the usaility is to have seamless integration so that social networking is not a chore but allows you to share as soon as something pops into your mind--regardless of what app you are in or what you are doing at the time. Have the ability to--with a couple clicks in any or link to something you are doing or watching and then go back to what you were doing without having to navigate the Facebook app for very long.

    I think that should put you ahead of the curve. Hope that helps (and gets me a promo code! :))
  4. macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2008
    Oh forgot names:

    Facebook pro
    koobecaf (Facebook backwards)--hinting at the notion that you are flipping Facebook on it's head!
  5. macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2008
    Just a note in terms of names and because we went through the same issues is that Apple are cracking down on Facebook app names with the words Facebook, FB, Face, Book etc. which are trademarked names.
  6. macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2006
  7. macrumors 68020

    May 6, 2008
    I don't have any feature suggestions, but I do have a name suggestion:

  8. macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have Facely HD right now, and what I really miss are push pop-up notifications (like you get on the official iphone/ipod touch Facebook app)
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    I love viewing FB on FlipBoard, but one thing that really annoys me about it is that all of the actual humans posting get drowned out by the various fan pages I'm following - the fan pages are more likely to post links and photos, so FlipBoard seems to give those precedence. I have to get past a couple pages of Etsy and tv shows before I get to any actual people. I can view individual lists/filters, which helps, but I think I need to make a filter with all the humans on it.

    So I say, layout in the vein of FlipBoard, but smart enough to know whether something is a real page or a fan page and not give the fan pages prominence just because they post prettier things - I care more about the people. Also, filtering out all game requests, which FlipBoard seems to do but Friendly doesn't, is good, since I can't use them on the iPad anyhow - unless you've worked out a way to make the flash games seamlessly playable, in which case I will pay LOTS OF MONEY for your app. :)
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2009
    Thanks, we are aware of that. What is your app name btw?
  11. macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    I would like the ability to see "likes" of comments especially because those appear in fb notifications but are not accessible in the iPhone app. When viewing an album, a like management of the album would be a nice touch. Pinch to close an album etc.

    Portrait mode can be simply a feed, but landscape mode should be a more robust UI able to show more information on the screen at once.
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2009
    Thanks for your response. Point taken.

    Games will be the stage #2 :)
  13. macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2010
    All I want to do is to sign in on FB chat and go to any other app I want to and if someone sends me a message, it pops up and I can rejoin the chat.

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