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Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by SRLMJ23, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

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    Will Facebook ever release an iPad specific app???
     
  2. shandyman Suspended

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    Nope. Zuckerberg claims it's not a mobile device.

    Don't need one anyway. Official site thru safari is great
     
  3. shandyman Suspended

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    As for uploading pics, I use the official iPhone app and for chat I use beejive as it has all my im accounts in 1 place, never use website for facecook chat.
     
  4. tr43z0r macrumors regular

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    Website in Safari is fine, and I also use Beejive, but it would be nice to have an official native app for notifications.

    Friendly was a pretty good 3rd party alternative, but has become incredibly buggy over time. Hopefully they'll fix it soon.
     
  5. SRLMJ23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The website in safari is awesome, but it lacks one huge feature...the chat feature! Unless I am missing something, it's not there.
     
  6. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    You're not imagining anything--not available through Safari on the iPad.

    Try iCab Mobile web browser. It costs $1.99 but is such a more versatile and robust alternative to Safari. Among the benefits are the ability to set how the browser appears to websites, the Browser ID I believe (Safari 5, Firefox, IE, etc) so that you don't automatically get stripped down versions that they may serve up for iPads. I've set my Browser ID to Safari 5 and now when browsing Facebook, you get the full site, including the ability to use chat.
     
  7. SRLMJ23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good information, thank you! Do you think it would work with Skyfire browser?
     
  8. calvy macrumors 65816

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    I guess I'm the only one that keeps getting incomplete page loads on facebook through safari on my ipad2. I want a Facebook app badly.
     
  9. deathcab4xtina macrumors regular

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    I get that too.
     
  10. bruceleroy macrumors member

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    There are a couple of Facebook apps that are ok myPad is probably the best. But I've really got used to using Facebook on flipboard. I love the interface
     
  11. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    People have been misunderstanding this quote since Zuckerburg said it. The event which that quote was spoken was at an event for mobile phones. Not tablets/iPads. When he said, "Its not mobile" he meant that its not a mobile phone so it is irrelevant to today's event.

    I have to constantly refresh the Facebook home page in Safari to get it to work correctly.
     
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    Except Friendly hasn't been working the past few days since Facebook changed their APIs.
     
  14. KnitGirl macrumors member

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    Yeah. I am waiting (im)patiently for Apple to push through their latest update. They say it's been hung up in Apple's review process since Saturday.
     
  15. princealyy macrumors regular

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    Ironically enough they made an app for the playbook ....

    Maybe it was a flash thing??
     
  16. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    I tried out Friended, which works. Not bad - small text and wasted screenspace, but functional which is better than not...
     
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    +2
     
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