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Facebook is Finally Preparing to Release an Official iPad App

Facebook is Finally Preparing to Release an Official iPad App

Posted June 16, 2011 at 10:32pm by iClarified
Facebook is finally preparing to release an official application for the iPad, according to the New York Times.

People briefed on Facebook’s plans say that in coming weeks the company plans to introduce a free iPad application that has been carefully designed and optimized for the tablet. The app has been in production at Facebook for almost a year, going through several design iterations, and is now in the final stages of testing, according to these people, who declined to be named because they were discussing confidential product plans.

The paper says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has overseen the design and features of the app that have been carefully tailored to the iPad and its interface. It will take photos and video and has redesigned versions of Facebook Chat and Groups.

"The photo and video experience is amazing, offering full resolution and full-screen images," said a person who has seen the app.

Apple reportedly plans to help Facebook promote the app by featuring it prominently in the App Store.

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michugana - June 17, 2011 at 10:19am
fb missed the boat on this one. who needs the new facebook app for ipad when there is Flipboard
DacksMac - June 17, 2011 at 8:40am
Facebook gets a FAIL on program production for apps. They should be disappointed in themselves
Squat - June 17, 2011 at 8:05am
its about time since the 1st ipad came out centuries ago
Pineapple - June 17, 2011 at 7:47am
Sad but true. I deleted the FB app and just have a link to the mobile page.
PReaper - June 17, 2011 at 7:50am
You'd be surprised by the number doing like that :p
PReaper - June 17, 2011 at 5:55pm
Yeah that pretty much sums it up! I just saved the mobile page as a bookmark on the Home Screen.. Works like a charm compared to the app.
djdjek - June 17, 2011 at 12:40am
good news. looking forward to releasing ;)
Ipad2 - June 16, 2011 at 10:54pm
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