For iPad users, including me, it’s kinda strange not to have an official native support for Facebook. I have been using MyPad for a while, and hoping for a universal update to the official Facebook app. Finally, it’s here. In case you haven’t know, the long awaited iPad support for native Facebook app has arrived. You can go to the AppStore and update your app right away. Some users reported some problems with the update though. The workaround that was suggested, is to delete the older app, and then just reinstall it. It worked for me anyway.
The interface is made to be very clean and enjoyable to use, as it’s been optimized for the large screen of the iPad. For me, it feels much better to use the native app than to access my account through the web browser. It has been designed to be intuitive, for example, you can swipe your finger to the right to show the right panel, and simply swipe to the left to hide it again.
Another big thing that happened is related to how we can enjoy Apps and Games right inside the Facebook app. Some of you might still remember about Facebook’s Project Spartan, which is all about building a HTML5 based platform. Apparently, it has been officially started. As the first step made by Facebook, if you have updated your app, you can now play several Facebook games via the in-app browser of the app. Obviously, this will only support HTML5 ready games. There’s a high chance that more games and apps are coming to support the platform, in order to enable access for iDevices users.