Facebook About To Launch Official iPad App

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  1. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    The New York Times reports that Facebook has been working on an iPad application for the approximately last year and is closing up their testing ahead of a launch in the coming weeks. The Facebook for iPad project, which is said to be “carefully designed and optimized for the tablet,” has been overseen by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Yep, the same person who said Apple’s tablet is not a mobile device.

    The feature set of Facebook for iPad is said to include everything from the Facebook website but will add mobile-optimized features like taking and uploading pics and flicks. The report also says that Facebook for iPad will be free, which seems pretty obvious, and does not offer a release date more specific than “in the coming weeks.” Facebook currently serves their iOS users with their wildly popular iPhone and iPod touch application.

    Source: http://www.9to5mac.com/72339/facebo...c-MacAllDay+(9+to+5+Mac+-+Apple+Intelligence)
     
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    I was watching the news and they reported that facebook activity is down 40% from this time last year maybe it is about time facebook went the way of myspace. Maybe that is why zuckerburg decided to make the app for ipad to get more people to sign up and more option for activity.
     
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    Thank God... I'm so sick of facebook and how much power they have over users info, I hope it goes away. I used to be addicted, now I barely use it anymore (but I can't delete it. I tried for 2 months, but wound up making a new one because it's practically required to network).
     
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    Yay! Too bad the iOS 5 doesn't have fb integration
     
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    hopefully screenshots and a more estimated release date will leak :)
     
  8. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    It's not an actual app. It'll be a web app that Facebook is working on with over 80 developers including ones from Zynga. It'll be a HTML5 site so they sell apps/games and bypass the Apple App Store.
     
  9. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Within the next few weeks
     
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    Where is the official Myspace iPad app??? screw Facebook.
     
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    Wow 40%?!! that's a lot. If true I'd be kind of sad and happy at the same time.

    Facebook was much better when it was simple. Now its just as cluttered as MySpace. It's hard not to lose interest. Apple choosing Twitter simply may have been the result of some study that revealed FB wont be what it is today when tomorrow comes.
     
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    Yea. That's what I thought as well.
    The iPhone app is still not working well after all the updates. :(

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to this!!
     
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    Why has it taken them a year to make an iPad version?? Especially when guys like Zuckerberg like to brag about throwing together projects in a single night.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    There is an app for it: Safari
    Don't need more ...
     
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    But some people like notifications and a nicer, more app-y interface than the browser (or touchscreen) version has.
     
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    unless you use chat.

    using facebook on safari is quite annoying when you're receiving chat messages from friends while completely unaware you're "online"

    safari is good enough, but there is always room for improvement and an official ipad app would definitely improve the experience
     
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    i dont understand all the complaints about the facebook for iphone app. it's been constantly improving and i think it works almost perfect.

    the only issue ive noticed is that items dont always update... so if you have a new comment on a photo, it won't load it unless you X out the app and go back there.

    what specific complaints do you have?
     
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    Pictures often do not load, albums often do not load. You get a notification that you have been tagged but then the photo doesn't show. Photo ares the most annoying thing about the app.

    Sometimes you get notifications but the post itself doesn't show up at all.

    Comments and likes sometimes do not post.

    in 1 out of 4 times I'm using the app i have to close it and end the process because it suddenly stops working...

    etc.

    Edit.: I'm not saying that it's a bad app! I'm just saying that it has a lot of bugs that can be pretty annoying.
     
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    understandable... ive experienced all of these bugs, but not often. especially in the last few months since they did the major overhaul to the internal system of the app.
     
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    It really blows my mind how integrated Facebook has made themselves with just about every single site that I use
     
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    And it blows my mind that apple is pushing twitter integration :apple:

    If it was fb I know many friends who would use it
     
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    this
     
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