This is the offical Facebook app.
This application allows you to use all the functions of the Facebook site via the iPad or iPhone.
As you probably know some of the Facebook functions, especially chat, have issues of the safari mobile browser. This application is set up to allow access to these features.
When you first log into the applications you are asked for your facebook username and password, once entered you are up and running, just like you would be on the web version.
The application itself has a nice user interface that allows you to get to the various facebook options quickly and effectively. The iPhone is very basic in look and feel, but does the job. The iPad version looks much nicer.
The screen layout on the iPad is very similar to the web version, and if fact I liked several of the iPad screens over the web version, especially trying to find a friend on your list and looking at friends photos.
Once you have worked out how the application works, that does not take long, you are up and running and ready to use it just like the web version.
On the upside:
- Well designed user interface.
- Universal (At Last)
- Not having to login in via a third party app.
On the downside:
- We had to wait so long.
- Still needs some tweaks.
- You will not be playing your facebook apps yet, but it is getting there.
Overall, it is good to see facebook running on both the iPhone and the iPad. It is unfortunate for the other companies that have tried to fill the facebook for iPad side of things as Facebook had made a good job of the iPad version. If you love your facebook then there is no reason not to have this on your iPad or iPhone.
Size: 9.5 MB
Price (at time of review): Free