Official Facebook app finally promenades on to the Apple iPad

Official Facebook app finally comes to the Apple iPad

It’s taken so long to saunter into the App Store that we suspect some iPad users were starting to take it personally, but the official Facebook app is now finally ready for downloading.

One app for all

Facebook’s shiny new iOS app supports the iPhone and iPod touch as well as the iPad, and comes with all the goodies you’d expect, in the shape of  high-resolution photo support, tap, slide and pinch gesture support and Facebook game compatibility.

Here’s the app highlights, as detailed on iTunes:

Facebook for iPad

With high-res photos, games, chat and more, now you can get the best of Facebook—on your iPad.

– Enjoy bigger, better photos: Your photos are high-res and easy to flip through, like a real photo album
– Navigate anywhere, fast: Just tap, slide or pinch to move from one screen to another
– Play games on the go: Access your favorite Facebook apps and games, wherever you are
– Focus on what matters: Zoom in on your friends’ photos, updates and stories
– Never lose your place: Share a photo, update your status or send a message without leaving News Feed
– See who’s nearby: Check out the Nearby map to see what your friends are up to

The app weighs in at 10.5MB and is available in multiple languages. [Download it here]

Update: it’s a buggy beast!

The BBC is reporting that users are reporting all manner of bugs and annoyances in the new app.

Press release:

Today, Facebook announced their first app for the iPad.

Facebook for iPad not only includes popular features from the site like photos and games, but also optimizes them for the unique capabilities of the iPad.

Facebook for iPad is available today in the Apple App Store and additional information can be found in the blog post attached.

Additionally Facebook announced they are extending the Facebook Platform to mobile including the new iPad app, iPhone/iPod app and mobile web site. The Facebook Platform will allow mobile developers to take advantage of social channels for search of discovery of their apps and also the Facebook Credits payment system.

Additional details about the Facebook Platform on mobile can be found in the second blog post attached as well.