Official Facebook iPad App In Final Stages of Testing

Official Facebook iPad App In Final Stages of Testing



In the coming weeks Facebook plans to introduce a free official 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 people briefed on Facebook’s plans who declined to be named because they were discussing confidential product plans.

People who have seen the application said it has a slick design that has been tailored for the iPad and its touchscreen interface. Facebook developers and designers have also overhauled the Facebook Chat and Facebook Groups features for the application. And the app will go beyond the features available on the Facebook Web site by allowing users to shoot and upload photos and videos directly from the iPad’s built-in cameras.

“The photo and video experience is amazing, offering full resolution and full-screen images,” said a person who has seen the app. Apple also plans to help Facebook promote the new application by featuring it prominently in the App Store, said a person familiar with the plans for the app. Via New York Times