Facepad: UnOfficial yet Most Successful Facebook app for Apple iPad
Apple iPad is now an exclusive brand in the world of portable computing (Tablet PC) and it struck kinda surprising to me that while all other social networking websites have their custom apps for Apple iPad, Facebook has still not joined them.
According to me, Apple iPad users are growing steadily and they will continue to grow since Apple iPad 2 is also preparing its launch in coming months. Most of the iPad users love the latest twitter app for Apple iPad that has innovating left hand tabbing options.
A third-party Facebook app for Apple iPad named “Friendly for Facebook” is one of the most successful applications on Apple Store which is an indication for Facebook to develop their customized Facebook app for Apple iPad.
Facepad, Facebook app for Apple iPad in the News
Fortunately, a beta version Facebook app for Apple iPad has been launched in the market called Facepad.
Have you used the new Twitter Layout?
Facebook app for Apple iPad also has similar tabs, you click on a tab at the left hand sidebar and the sidebar expands in order to reveal the content, Intelligent Stuff.
The proper use of HTML 5 encryption saves a lot of time in page loading and reloading, quite innovative I must say.
Its similarities with Twitter app for Apple iPad is a bonus for iPad users. This new layout enables users to open more than 1 profile at a time and switch amongst them as they wish.
So, if you have 10 friends whose updates you want to read on the go, you know what to download for your tablet PC from Apple.
“Facepad” is the official term given to Facebook app for Apple iPad which is quite interesting, yeah I like it. BTW Facepad is not the official app from Facebook, it is also a third-part party Facebook Browser from Loytr.
Unbelievable Success of Facepad @ Apple Store
It may sound unreal but is 100% true. Like all the other gadgets of Apple, Facepad, Facebook app for Apple iPad has broken many records set by previous Apple applications.
It has not been long since Facepad, Facebook app for Apple iPad got listed on the Apple Store and since then the response has been mind tampering.
In the first 24 hours nearly 2 million pageviews were registered and as of now tens of millions of users have visited the app thus making it one of the 15 most popular applications for Apple iPad.
Facepad and Social Gaming from Loytr
Like Facebook, Loytr is also trying to monetize the website using Facebook games like Cityville, Farmville and all the other Ville Games. Loytr is adamant to bring Facepad V2 in the market as soon as possible which would be much better in navigation and will not look half-baked.
Facepad, Facebook app for Apple iPad is a new startup which is expected to rise even more than Angry Birds, love that game.
Social Gaming on Facepad is a very good idea after all. More than 75 million users play Cityville on Facebook and since the game demands your proper attention after a few hours if you want to gain profit, making it accessible through Facepad, Facebook app for Apple iPad would certainly attract many.
It is possible that like Zapak.com more social games are launched exclusively for Facepad users, brilliant monetizing strategy that would be.
Limitations Regarding Facepad in Facebook and iPad
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg commented on this whole issue of creating a dedicated Facebook app for Apple iPad that they don’t have enough resources for such an app to run and thus are trying to develop browser solution for that, touch.facebook.com is what Mark is referring to with his statement.
One more thing to note is that Apple iPads running on iOS 3.2 would not be able to support Facebook app for Apple iPad (Facepad) since it lacks key features like multitasking. So an upgrade to iOS 4 is necessary.
Both Facebook and Apple are quite on this topic and thus nothing is much clear.
It would be nice to see a dedicated Facebook application for iPhone and iPod Touch too, yeah! I have a Wi-Fi connection that’s why I can use Facebook at my place on Apple iPod touch too, cool right?
So what do you think should Facebook spend their developers and funds to develop a native Facebook application? Please share with GizJets and your friends.