Facebook could be launching long-awaited iPad and iPhone apps next week. The company's founder Mark Zuckerberg told Reuters that Facebook would "launch something awesome" soon. However, the boydroid, who this week reportedly signed up to Mountain View's latest social network effort Google+, declined to comment further. …
I'll put a note in my diary
for the traditional fumbling Facebook apology, retraction and clarification in a fortnight or so
... time for all the FarceBookers to re-check their security settings then
But at least they've got advance notice this time
What would be
REALLY awesome would be to see everyone dropping this kind of crap.
If the iPhone app is as "good" as the one for Android then "awesome" is not the word I'd use.
Well, it might be technically true
Something doesn't have to be *good* to be awe-inspiring :D
thought there was one?
please explain to my friday afternoon mind - i already have the facebook app on my ipod touch, and i'm sure you can run it on the ipad.....
plus, would this really be 'awesome'?
There's certainly an iPhone/iPod Touch Facebook app...
But there isn't a native iPad app: instead, you have to run the iPhone version, with the "2x" upscaling enabled. Which looks pretty poor - and compared to the Android app, the functionality feels quite limited)
(you also have to ask: why has it taken Facebook so long to produce a native iPad version? The iPad was released over a year ago and has sold in very healthy numbers to the "young professional" demographic which *hearts* sites such as Facebook and Linkedin)
If there is a new iOS app coming out, hopefully they can improve on the functionality of the Android app. In my experience, the chat system is broken and it has a nasty habit of caching old page views - so when you get a notification that a comment's arrived, you can't actually see what the comment is! And I'd love to take a cluebat to whichever genius decided that on a device with potentially limited bandwidth (3G reception in Leeds and Sheffield is patchy at best), the app should load images before text...
He said the iPad isnt a mobile device. Which implies that if you are at home then use a PC.
That'll be the 'awwwww' sound we make when something dies.
the only sensible application to use to interact with Facebook is Firefox with a few choice addons to block third party cookies and scripts, minimise data exposure and control script execution.
A black box, be it a software black box, that does what the employers of the developers think is best practice, regardless of what your position on data egress is, is not a sensible application.
Facebook on iDevices
Or name two things I do not use.
When I learned HR Managers started using Facebook to see if you were an acceptable job candidate for their company, I deleted my FB account and never regretted it.
"I deleted my FB account and never regretted it"
And you honestly think that your account data has been deleted ?
HR? What HR?
Are you always looking for work?
It's a search engine called OggleNook or something.
launch something awsome...
Maybe it's a spaceship.
Because, hey, the kids need MORE facebook time....
....my dog LIKES your cat!
boy droid is wrong.
He's not a boy droid he's a person ffs. Let's not be too sophisticated about our insults of individuals.
Great now I have a mental picture of a seriously warped version of C3PO saying awesome in the manner of bill and teds excellant adventure.
Time to up the meds.
Fuck it it's a boring afternoon at work I'm gonna see how this rides !
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