The free application is said to have been created with painstaking detail, having gone through several iterations to ensure that the Facebook OS was optimized for viewing and use on Apple’s iOS system.
According to reports Facebook developers spent time recreating Facebook Chat and Groups to make them more accessible on the application, however the most promising feature is said to be the option to shoot and upload photos directly from the iPad 2′s camera.
According to a source who claims to have seen the photo option in action:
“The photo and video experience is amazing, offering full resolution and full-screen images.”
The move towards an iPad app is a big step for the company, currently they do not even offer a mobile optimized version of their website to iPad users, instead directly them to their desktop browser optimized website.
During a speech last year Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked about plans for an iPad “mobile” app for which he responded that the “iPad is not mobile,” we later learned that he simply meant it was a whole new type of device that required it’s own special attention and apparently he wasn’t joking as the iPad app is said to be like nothing we have witnessed on iOS optimized Facebook apps to date.
Stay tuned for photos and other information as they become available.