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Blogger claims Facebook iPad app lies “hidden” in public iPhone app


Active Member
Interesting info from the Drum

It may be the world’s most popular social network but thus far Facebook has no official presence on the world’s most popular iPad app.That could be about to change however after technology site TechCrunch reported that one of its bloggershad unearthed code for just such n app hidden inside the iPhone app. Mg Siegler said: “Yes, it’s real, and it’s spectacular… And yes, it really is right there within the code…For the past couple hours, I’ve been using Facebook’s iPad app. Well, I should qualify this. I can’t be sure if this is the version they’ll actually ship, but based on everything I’ve seen, I’m going to assume it’s at least very close to the version they’re going to ship.“In particular, the navigation system is great. Unlike the iPhone app…the Facebook iPad app uses a left-side menu system that can be accessed by the touch of a button or the flick of the iPad screen,” says Siegler. “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.


Senior Member
yeah the screenshots are looking pretty nice.

weird they didn't remotely distribute the iPad version remotely and keep it secret, almost as if they wanted people to find it!?


Staff member
I thought there was a rumour that iOS 5 or something was supposed to have deeper integration with facebook....


Senior Member
nah twitter is integrated a lot better.

into maps, photos, youtube, safari, the works really. and has APIs that enable developers to coin that natively too.

Facebook could tag along to that but i'm guessing that because they wanted their own phone based on a randomly modified version of android, they didn't want apple ruining their own competition.