will there be an official Facebook app?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by btownguy, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

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  2. Soulcrux macrumors 6502

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    Of coruse there will. This question is almost not even worth replying to.


    Facebook probably barely started working on it when the iPads came out.

    As someone on tis forum said before-App development takes anywhere from 4-6 weeks. So, expect a dedicated Facebook app next month.

    It's only been 2 weeks.
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Didn't the Facebook developer quit some time ago because of approval process or something like that? Since then there hasnt been an update for the iPhone app.
     
  4. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    This is true, but i read recently that he's back on track and excited about the iPad. His previous gripes were with apples dev process.

    That said , I really don't see a need for an iPad app. Safari let's you view and use face book just as a desktop user would with very few differences.
     
  5. Soulcrux macrumors 6502

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    Except that the interface is really janky-the bottom bar doesnt show up, etc.
     
  6. ajones46 macrumors 6502

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    Chat is kind of a big thing for me, that's why I'll stick to the iPhone App for now... I really do hope they come out with an official Facebook App for iPad - it'd be wonderful I think.
     
  7. jeffy777 macrumors 6502

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    That's why I link my Facebook account to IM+ for chatting, so I don't have to use the Facebbok app, which means I can do other stuff while I chat and I get push notifications on new chat messages.
     
  8. ajones46 macrumors 6502

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    Oh nice.. but $9.99 for an app is a little steep for an app in my opinion. I'll just stick to the basic FB chat for now lol :/
     
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    You could use the eBuddy iphone app too. It does the same thing for free (push notifications on new facebook chat messages).
     
  11. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    does facebook work 100% in safari? including chat and apps?

    if not then they'll make an app.
     
  12. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    Wait let me get this straight. Facebook has one app developers? Aren't they bigger then Google now.. I mean come on folks.
     
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    Did Hewitt rejoin the Facebook team? I hadn't heard that if he has. Hopefully he can get oust notifications working properly.
     
  14. Soulcrux macrumors 6502

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    No. They turned off chat for when you access it from iPad.

    Also=most of the Facebook apps are made using Flash. So they won't work.
     
  15. tim916 macrumors member

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    There should be a dedicated app. If done right it could be a much better experience than what one gets on safari.
     

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