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Facebook's Native iPad App Leaked

TechCrunch has posted an extensive gallery of screenshots from Facebook's long anticipated native iPad app. It turns out the latest update to Facebook's native iPhone application also included the code and resources for the iPad app.

@AeroEchelon noticed a simple tweak to the iPhone version could enable it and posted the first screenshots of the iPad app to Twitter.


TechCrunch's MG Siegler found the app to be quite good even in its non-public release form:
The app also makes great use of the pop-overs (overlay menus) found in other iPad apps. When you flip the iPad horizontally, the list of your online friends appears and you can chat with them as you do other things on Facebook. The photo-viewer aspect looks great — similar to the iPad’s own native Photos app. Places exists with a nice big map to show you all your friends around you. Etc.
Facebook is said to be launching this native app shortly. Facebook's own native iPhone app has been consistently in the top Free apps on Apple's App Store. The company has not yet released an iPad version of their app, though the demand has been clear as 3rd party Facebook apps such as MyPad have consistently ranked in the iPad bestsellers since the iPad's launch.

Flo's Weblog has posted instructions on how to modify the Facebook app so you can play with this early iPad release yourself.

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39 months ago
Before making even more app versions could facebook focus on making a version of their iPhone app that isn't saturated in bugs? Every release they do seems to fix 5 bugs but adds 10 more.
Rating: 14 Votes
39 months ago
They need to fix the iPhone version first!

I deleted off my phone last week because it is such a waste of space. Notifications, search and text input barely work as it is. So what use does it have?
Rating: 7 Votes
39 months ago
I have about 50 Apps on my iPhone and Facebook is THE worst one.
Rating: 5 Votes
39 months ago

Looking forward to this!

Why is everybody complaining about the iPhone app...what's wrong with it? what bugs?

For me it seems to be one of the best apps on the iPhone....


You've either never updated it or are the luckiest man on the earth haha
Rating: 5 Votes
39 months ago

I know, this had me wondering too. I'm now racking my brain for offensive four letter words beginning with 'w' to complete that sentence...but I don't find any of them to be particularly offensive. :p


If you're British you will know ;)
Rating: 4 Votes
39 months ago

This type of hyperbole has always amused me. I have no idea what you are talking about. The Facebook app has always been perfectly usable for me. I'd even call it quite decent. The only complaint I have is the bugs, which have almost always been present in some form.


You are in the minority.

Most people hate it due to the chat being a massive failure, notifications not appearing/disappearing, many many many many crashes when viewing feeds and links. And there are a lot more.

Just because YOU havent encountered any app breaking bugs doesnt mean that no one else has. Just look that the ********** ratings in the App Store, it speaks for itself.

The web version will always be better unless they completely redesign the app from scratch.
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago
Looking forward to this!

Why is everybody complaining about the iPhone app...what's wrong with it? what bugs?

For me it seems to be one of the best apps on the iPhone....
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago

I don't mind their iPhone app much, honestly. Have you ever used the Google+ iPhone app? Now THAT is a horrible app.


I'll have to take your word for it. I'm yet to have it load the stream and not crash...
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago
I've had the iPhone app crash 3 times on me already today. Most recently, when I hit "send" upon updating my status.

I've completely turned off notifications because they are unreliable. I depend on the text notifications.

Half the time when you go to a comment notification for a picture, it will take you to the wrong picture (or not load the comments).

Also, it would be nice to be able to "like" reply comments throughout the entire app.

Don't get me started on chat.

With so many fantastic apps out there for iPhone, I cannot believe Facebook is neglected like this. I thought the Android app was bad, but this actually may be worse.
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago
I don't mind their iPhone app much, honestly. Have you ever used the Google+ iPhone app? Now THAT is a horrible app.
Rating: 2 Votes

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