Is it true that I wouldnt be able to access Facebooks cafeworld or scrabble?

julianna1973

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I would have seriously considered buying one as my job means being out on the road & it would be great to keep up with these things to pass the time.
 

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If those things are built from flash, then yes you will not be able to use them. I'm not familiar with those apps so I cannot say for sure.

Just try it on your iphone/ipod touch - if it doesn't work on that, it will not work on the iPad since the iPad is just a gigantic ipod touch.
 

lordhamster

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I would have seriously considered buying one as my job means being out on the road & it would be great to keep up with these things to pass the time.
Hopefully we'll stop getting those darn Cafe world updates in our News Feeds now. :)


Seriously though, I think there may be an app for that. Check itunes. I know they have one for the farming game.
 

Sketh

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I believe those apps will not work, initially. But it's not a stretch to think they'll make dedicated apps for the iPad and link it to facebook. Which if you ask me, is better than a flash app.
 

*LTD*

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I believe those apps will not work, initially. But it's not a stretch to think they'll make dedicated apps for the iPad and link it to facebook. Which if you ask me, is better than a flash app.
+1
Agreed.
 

GoCubsGo

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People's buying decisions being based on what they can and cannot do on Facebook worries me. :cool:
 

lordhamster

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People's buying decisions being based on what they can and cannot do on Facebook worries me. :cool:
Well lets face it, for the average user at home Facebook may well be one of the websites they spend the most time on. She was being quite honest.
 

GoCubsGo

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Well lets face it, for the average user at home Facebook may well be one of the websites they spend the most time on. She was being quite honest.
I know she was being honest I am simply saying that sometimes you may have to step back and ask why you're about to drop at least five bills on a device so you can sit on Facebook. Mind you, I have no friends so I don't see the appeal myself.
 

lordhamster

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I know she was being honest I am simply saying that sometimes you may have to step back and ask why you're about to drop at least five bills on a device so you can sit on Facebook. Mind you, I have no friends so I don't see the appeal myself.
The iPad is a luxury item. For most people the iPad will be an entertainment device. Be it listening to music, watching videos, browsing for porn, or using facebook.

With all that in mind, the facebook functionality may well be high on many people's lists. As scary as this sounds, this $500-$900 device will mostly be a toy (entertainment item) for most users... so serious applications may be secondary considerations.
 

Sketh

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I know she was being honest I am simply saying that sometimes you may have to step back and ask why you're about to drop at least five bills on a device so you can sit on Facebook. Mind you, I have no friends so I don't see the appeal myself.
ZING!

Wait... zing on... yourself..

ANYWAY, I wouldn't worry about facebook apps not being available. I do believe the next release of the Flash SDK or whatever they call it includes the ability to export to a executable iPhone app.
 

GoCubsGo

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ZING!

Wait... zing on... yourself..

ANYWAY, I wouldn't worry about facebook apps not being available. I do believe the next release of the Flash SDK or whatever they call it includes the ability to export to a executable iPhone app.
Not so sure me stating that I have no friends is "ZING" worthy. :rolleyes:
Then again thanks for being super clever all the same.
 

Gav2k

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I know she was being honest I am simply saying that sometimes you may have to step back and ask why you're about to drop at least five bills on a device so you can sit on Facebook. Mind you, I have no friends so I don't see the appeal myself.

I would be your friend but I think you would beat me up
for my wallet!
 

julianna1973

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People's buying decisions being based on what they can and cannot do on Facebook worries me. :cool:
It isnt only Facebook but lack of Flash would make me think twice. Is there no way to download Flash separately? Im not tech minded so please excuse if this is a daft question!:confused:
 

GoCubsGo

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Not daft at all really. The problem is that Flash needs to have a version that will run on the iPhone/iPad OS. Unfortunately right now there is not one and that is Apple's fault really. So you could go to the flash site and download the installer but it won't install.
 

1appleAday

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if there's a farm / cafe game for iPad that links to facebook, i wouldn't need to convince my wife to buy it - she will buy 2 lol :D
 

puffnstuff

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I know she was being honest I am simply saying that sometimes you may have to step back and ask why you're about to drop at least five bills on a device so you can sit on Facebook. Mind you, I have no friends so I don't see the appeal myself.
Better then paying 1K for a macbook just to look at FB.
 

FrankieTDouglas

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People who visit facebook are THE TARGET AUDIENCE!!!

This forum has said, in so many words, that the ipad isn't going after the tech geek. It's marketed for the average web consumer who wants something to sit on their coffee table or toss in a backpack and easily browse the web. So this is a completely valid question.

Face it, if the ipad can't function with one of the biggest, most popular websites on the web, that's a glaring hole. Facebook was around a lot longer before ipad.
 

Sketh

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People who visit facebook are THE TARGET AUDIENCE!!!

This forum has said, in so many words, that the ipad isn't going after the tech geek. It's marketed for the average web consumer who wants something to sit on their coffee table or toss in a backpack and easily browse the web. So this is a completely valid question.

Face it, if the ipad can't function with one of the biggest, most popular websites on the web, that's a glaring hole. Facebook was around a lot longer before ipad.
That's a bit irrelevant, isn't it?

And there's no need to bring that negativity here, the original posters question has been answered, no need to further try to impose your hatred of the iPad here.
 

FrankieTDouglas

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That's a bit irrelevant, isn't it?

And there's no need to bring that negativity here, the original posters question has been answered, no need to further try to impose your hatred of the iPad here.
It's completely relevant. Apple is introducing a product that cannot browse one of the most popular websites that predates it by many years.

It's like moving from Florida to Minnesota and not packing any jackets, instead telling the weather it should warm up just for you.
 

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1appleAday said:
if there's a farm / cafe game for iPad that links to facebook, i wouldn't need to convince my wife to buy it - she will buy 2 lol :D
Apple would have sold 2 in my house if it could do facebook apps and hulu.