Remember when Mark Zuckerberg scoffed that there was no reason to release a native Facebook iPad app because the “iPad’s not mobile!”
Guess he’s changed his mind: Facebook’s prepping an official iPad app, and it’s already in final testing.
The New York Times reports that Facebook’s native iPad app will be available in the next few weeks and will offer a slick design with a major focus on leveraging the iPad’s wide multitouch interface.
In particular, Facebook for iPad is focused on overhauling Facebook Chat and Facebook Groups to be more usable in a mobile, multitouch setting. In addition, the iPad’s newly-gained photo and video capturing capabilities will be pandered to, and you’ll be able to shoot and upload media right from the built-in cameras.
I’m honestly with 2010 Zuckerberg on this one: Facebook’s desktop site works just fine for me on my iPad. That said, the third-party Facebook apps like Friendly are just junk, so if Facebook can deliver a better, more iPad-friendly experience than the browser, more power to them… obviously there’s more than enough people clamoring for such things.