Facebook Launches iPad App

Considering how popular both Facebook and the iPad are, it is strange that the

Facebook iPad app has taken 18 months to see the light of day, but all you

iPad-owning Facebook fans can finally rest easy, it has now arrived.

The for iPad app was launched last night and basically gives you access to

everything you could already access via the browser but in a more touch

friendly way.

One of the most interesting features of the new app is the

way it will integrate with other iOS apps. For example if you see that someone

has read something on the Guardian in your news feed, clicking on the link will

bring you to the soon-to-be-released Guardian app.

As we saw in leaked images earlier this summer, the app uses a left-side menu system and

incorporates pop-up menus we’ve seen in other iPad apps. You’ll also get chat,

full-screen apps and games and the ability to watch in-line HD movies which can

be stream to Airplay devices.

What you won’t get is the new Timeline profile pages we saw

launched at the f8 conference last month. However the iPhone app has also been updated –

though only to developers so far – which will eventually bring the ability to

add bookmarks to apps and the ability to pay using Facebook Credits for in-app


The app can be downloaded from the App Store now so let us know in the comments if you’ve had a go and what you


Source: Facebook Blog