Facebook iPad app to be launched at iPhone event

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



1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

2. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 2010

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

4. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

3. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

5. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

6. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

7. iDroidx650

Posts: 83; Member since: May 26, 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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