iPad owners are still awaiting a natvie Facebook app, but there is still now words from the company as to when the app would come out. But, now it sounds like Facebook is getting very close indeed to releasing this iPad Facebook app to the general public very soon. As, TechCrunch reports that it has actually been using the code for iPad app for Facebook. They have actually discovered that the Facebook for iPhone app contains hidden iPad code and has published a series of screenshots to prove it.
Hidden in the code of Facebook's iPhone app is the code for something else. Something everyone has been waiting over a year for. The iPad app. Yes, it's real, and it's spectacular (well, very good, at the very least). And yes, it really is right there within the code. Even better, it's executable.
The article praises the iPad app's new navigation system which puts the menu on the left side of the iPad's screen and which can be access via touch. It also praises the app's phone viewer, the Places feature which shows where your Facebook friends are currently located and more. If you are thinking about trying to access the iPad Facebook code yourself, be warned. TechCrunch states it's very possible, " ... if you don't mind doing some things you're technically not supposed to do to your iPad." Sounds like more than a little hacking of the iOS operating system might be involved.
Much of the code is written with HTML5, Siegler observes, but nonentheless the experience of running the app on a 9.7-inch iPad feels as native as it can get. Using the left-hand menu and pop-overs you can access Facebook's many option at any time while being focused on the news from your friends. Turning the tablet upside down invokes Facebook's chat and the photo viewer feels like Apple's native Photos app.
Below we have embedded a couple of screen shots and video demonstrating how to get the iPad app.
Here're the screenshots:
Here's the video: