Facebook for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by SRLMJ23, May 18, 2011.

  1. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

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    :apple:I'm relatively new to the iPad forum as I just got mine a few weeks ago, however, I am wondering if Facebook has come out and said they will make a iPad version of the app or will they keep making us use the iPhone app.

    Is there any app out there that makes use of the iPads gorgeous display that also connects to Facebook or are we stuck until Facebook gets around to it?
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    No, they currently don't plan to offer an iPad compatible app. I would suggest trying out "Friendly"
     
  3. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Facebook has previously said that they are not making an app for the iPad because they feel that the web version works fine on a tablet.

    However, Friendly is a suitable substitute for an official Facebook app.
     
  4. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I second Friendly. Works well and chat works fine (I've heard of people having problems using chat in Safari).
     
  5. jaeguyoon macrumors regular

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    I just use the website.

    for fb chat I just use AIM app that also connects to your fb.

    To upload pictures I just use friendly.

    works out fine.
     
  6. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    If you are paranoid about privacy, you may not want to use 3rd party Facebook apps such as Friendly. When you authorize an app for Facebook, you are letting it scrape all the data within your account (as well as your friend's).
     
  7. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    Just for reading and basic posting, I vote FlipBoard. I don't think it posts photos or does chat, though. There's also always regular web browsers.
     
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    Don't we all?
     
  10. MacDawg, May 26, 2011
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    Friendly and Friends with Benefits both work well with Facebook
    As does the website in a browser
     
  11. atarobert97 macrumors newbie

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    Download Friendcaster its free and is the best app it's so good and free.
     
  12. RyTyFern macrumors newbie

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    Friendly just recently started showing Friends Requests at the top on my main page (above the status update box, but below the main tool bar up top).

    Those werent there when i first downloaded the app. Did i randomly change a setting somewhere? Can i turn that off?
     
  13. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    I second FlipBoard for reading and basic posting, much much nicer than friendly.
     
  14. aawil macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using myPad. Works good enough for what I do. Still would be nice for facebook to make a universal app.
     
  15. ThanatosId macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the mentions guys. We have a new update coming soon that we're really excited about. Our goal is to continue to make Friends with Benefits better and better!
     
  16. apple1865 macrumors newbie

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    What is the difference between MyPad and MyPad+?
     
  17. aawil macrumors 6502a

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    The + gets rid of the ads on the bottom, freeing up that space also makes pics bigger. Or so it seems to me. Other than that I haven't noticed a lot of difference.
     
  18. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I'd go with "Friended"... much better than Friendly imho
     
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  20. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I can't seem to get into FlipBoard at all
    My head feels like it wants to explode every time I look at it for some reason
     
  21. taimur4u macrumors newbie

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    There is no need for Facebook app for iPad because the web version is working fine for me. I'm using it since 4 months and its working great. The chats, the Messaging, Videos, Tagging everything is perfect.
     
  22. david77 macrumors regular

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    And yet every other day a new user makes a post asking about one and there's probably 10 apps currently on the store. So obviously there's a space for one. I find the web version to be awkward at points and not everything functions perfectly, especially the videos and chats. I haven't tried tagging but I imagine its awkward.
     
  23. taimur4u macrumors newbie

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    As I said for me its working great. You may have a slow internet connection or some other browser issue.
     
  24. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I've got freindly but just use the website more.

    and i use IM Pro for the chat.
     
  25. Diode macrumors 68020

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    For starters, you can't upload photos with the web version.
     

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