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Facebook iPad app to be launched at iPhone event

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Facebook iPad app to be launched at iPhone event
We've known since June that Facebook has been working on an official app for the iPad, and a "feature-complete" albeit buggy version of the app leaked for jailbroken iPads back in July. Now, it seems we are finally going to have the official Facebook iPad app available in the App Store, and the launch will come at the Apple iPhone event on October 4th. 

Mashable has learned about the launch and has details about the app itself. The launch was decided to be part of the Apple event, because Facebook didn't want to take away from its own announcements at the recent f8 conference. The app looks like an extremely rich experience with a nice paneled layout, and access to most of the major features you'd expect. Although in the screenshots from Mashable, there doesn't seem to be integration for Facebook's new Timeline feature, and while there is built in chat, there doesn't seem to be any video chat. 

Facebook and Apple haven't had the best relationship recently, so it may be a step in the right direction for the two that this announcement will happen at the Apple iPhone event. There are also rumors that Facebook will also unveil its "Project Spartan" at the same event. Spartan is the Facebook project to use HTML5 to allow developers to bring their Facebook apps to mobile devices. It seems we'll get all that information next week. 

source: Mashable

Facebook iPad app to be launched at iPhone event
Facebook iPad app to be launched at iPhone event
Facebook iPad app to be launched at iPhone event
Facebook iPad app to be launched at iPhone event

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posted on 26 Sep 2011, 17:38

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Thought it would launch the same time the new timeline became oficial to everyone.... Guess it might just be another rummor

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 19:57

2. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)


Wait wait let me guess. It'll revolutionize the iPad.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 20:47 3

4. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


wait wait let me guess, u came on here thinking everyone wud like ur stupid comment…

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 20:20

3. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


When I first read the news, I was actually surprised that the Facebook app was available on my Android tablet before it was available for the iPad. I was actually surprised there was no iPad Facebook app already.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 20:48

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


well there are just not an official official one.. is the android one by facebook itself?

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 21:38

6. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Yes. It is the official Facebook app on Android Honeycomb tablets. I was using the web browser to the Facebook site or FriendCaster before. The official Facebook app became available about a month ago.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 19:48

7. iDroidx650 (Posts: 72; Member since: 26 May 2010)


There is no official honeycomb facebook app. you can certainly use the regular android facebook app, but it would just resize itself

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