Facebook for Ipad


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 26, 2007
Anybody heard if they were planning on developing anything for the ipad?


macrumors member
Mar 12, 2010
Not sure why you wouldn't just use the browser, but I'm sure someone will do something. Isn't there an iPhone app?


macrumors regular
Sep 17, 2009
In most cases, I prefer the app to the website. It's a much nicer experience.
I think you'll change your mind after using the iPad's browser. Just like the iPhone, you can make icons for websites so that you can quickly access facebook just like you would if it were a separate iPad app. If that doesn't work for you, then you can always use your iPhone app, double pixeled.


macrumors 68000
Jan 12, 2009
I prefer the app to the website on the iPhone, but I think that may be a different story on the iPad. The app is SUPER buggy (as well as the normal website, on a computer) as is, and not to mention that their main app developer quit like 6 months ago. I wish they would develop an app though, but I think I'll be sticking to the website at first.


macrumors 65816
Jan 22, 2007
Maui Hawaii
Yeah the bigger screen may make many of these for iPhone apps unnecessary

I do like the simple interface of the facebook app though


macrumors 6502
Jun 16, 2009
Louisville, KY
Yeah, as others have already said. I think one of the biggest things is it having a bigger screen size, turning EVERY website into an app is kind of pointless.


macrumors 6502
Sep 4, 2009
I think they're gonna relase it: while navigation experience on facebook.com is a pleasure, it isn't very touch-friendly. A native app can also use push notifications (like facebook for iPhone does)!


macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2006
The way I see it:

Site = more features + less native OS support
App = less features + more native OS support (ie push notifications)

On iPhone I personally prefer the app because it has most of the things I want plus its easier to use on the screen size etc, plus mobile facebook offers nothing over the app - desktop version loads but not too great and I only do it if I need to get to a part of the site I cant on the app. I would however expect the desktop site to load better on the ipad as they have included it in promo videos and screenshots. If the desktop site loads that will be fine for me and one could use the email notifications as a substitute for the lack of push, if a reworked app is made however that uses the screen space really well I could see my self using that over the site again.


macrumors 6502
May 15, 2007
facebook ipad app will enable me to upload pictures from ipad.
It would be nice if apple updates safari to let you upload pics from the gallery to any site that can browse and upload photos like Facebook, forums, imageshack etc.


macrumors newbie
Apr 26, 2010
Honestly how hard could it be for Facebook to develop this app? I'm encouraged and dismayed that we don't have it yet. They have some of the best programmers in the entire world working for them and they haven't made it yet. I would think its one of two things. 1) They are not going to make an iPad app until they truly see a LARGE purchasing swell of the device. 2) They are making one, they're just trying to make it bad ass.

...heres to hoping for 2)


macrumors member
Jan 28, 2009
Plus the web based Facebook doesn't have chat either. The app would have it plus ability to upload pics.


macrumors 65816
Feb 2, 2008
FB is a plague. Sucks up all my kids time "socializing" with 700 friends. Who the h*ll has 700 real friends? No one. Who has 4 hours a day to read crap wall updates when they should be reading MR?

I'm sure they will update their app and I won't care.

Of course, you 400MM (probably 80MM really active) dissenters will love it.


macrumors 6502
May 18, 2006
alright dont take my word for this, because when I spoke to facebook about iPhone apps this was a year ago. Last I spoke to facebook, they had one guy, thats right....one guy working on their iPhone dev. I was applying for an internship and expressed my interest in the iPhone dev and they told me it was one dude. Now i've also heard facebook is considering outsourcing its iDevice dev, but until that becomes the case I would say its going to be a while before you see a full-fledged app.

Honestly, kudos to the one guy for getting the iPhone app where it is today, because thats an accomplishment on its own.