Facebook announced its iPhone app released on July 11, 2008 has undergone a conversion today to become a Universal app and therefore is now optimized for iPads. People have been clamoring for an iPad optimized Facebook app for a long time and we're glad to see one finally being provided. Facebook was widely expected to announce an iPad optimized Facebook app at last week's Apple event but that didn't materialize.
The announcement was made on its Facebook page. The list of enhancements to the existing app include:
Enjoy bigger, better photos
Your photos take on new life on the iPad. They're big, high-res and easy to flip through—like a real photo album.
Navigate anywhere, fast
Just tap, slide or pinch to get from one screen to another and back again in no time.
Play games on the go
Play your favorite Facebook games wherever you are, and on a bigger screen.
Focus on what matters
With less on the screen, it's easier to zoom in on your friends' photos, updates and stories.
Never lose your place
Use simplified navigation to send a message, see your notifications or browse your bookmarks without switching screens.
Tap to send messages
A simple dropdown menu makes it easy to scan and send messages without visiting your inbox.
The Universal app is now available for downloading in the App Store (see link below).
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