After much waiting, Facebook has finally released its iPad application. This is great news for all who have struggled through the web version in Safari or dealt with using the bad graphics in the iPhone version at 2x.
Facebook is promoting the app with these following features.
A hands-on Facebook
Use your fingertips to scroll through your News Feed. Give the screen a swipe to page through albums. Pinch a picture to zoom in. Whatever you’re up to, using Facebook on your iPad just feels fun.
Bigger, better photos
Photos really shine on the iPad. They’re bigger and easy to flip through, like a real photo album. It’s like having a slideshow with all your friends and memories, wherever you go.
Navigate anywhere, fast
Your games, apps, groups and lists are in the left-hand menu, so you don’t have to dig around to find the stuff you use most. And your messages and notifications are at the top of every screen, so you can respond to friends and keep up with important updates—without losing your place.
Chat, games and other features
The app comes with a bunch of other new features: You can chat with friends right from your iPad, for example, or play games and use apps in full-screen mode. You can also watch high-res videos inline, record HD video and stream to Airplay devices.
Last November during Facebook’s mobile event Mark Zuckerberg answered a question about an iPad app with, “The iPad is not mobile.” Eric Tseng then jumped in to answer that they are still working on their strategy for tablets. Apple has reassured us that the iPad is very mobile and is the best of it’s kind.
Note: You will need to delete the old Facebook app before you install the new iPad version. Also right now it is only listed under the iPhone apps but when you click on it, it will bring up the iPad version.