Facebook has been surprisingly and notably absent from the world’s most popular tablet, but rumor has it that the iPad will soon be receiving its very own bona fide Facebook application, which is being designed with the help of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.
It would seem like a natural marriage, the world’s most popular social networking service joining with the best selling tablet on the planet. But despite the fact the original iPad started selling more than a year ago and the second iteration has been available for months there remained no official designated app that brought Facebook to the tablet.
The NY Times says that will not be the case for too much longer, as insiders are saying an app is in the works and well on its way to release.
The app will obviously be touch-friendly, but will also apparently include remodeled versions of existing Facebook services like Facebook Chat and Groups. The Facebook website will also be redesigned for use on iPads, but this undertaking is relatively independent of the app and more so another move by Facebook to increase its mobile usability.
There is currently no specific timeframe for the release of the iPad Facebook app, but when it arrives it will likely be available in the App Store, and should come at no cost.
Source: The NY Times