Facebook Is Developing A Native App For The iPad

Facebook is all set to release a native app tailored for the Apple iPad which would come loaded with updated Group and Chat features.

While Facebook already has an app for iOS, it has not yet released a native app for the popular iPad tablet, forcing its users to use a generic app that is not suited for iPad’s large screen.

There are currently very few native apps that iPad users can access Facebook with. Even Friendly Plus, which was designed specifically to fill this niche, has failed to gain much of an audience due to perceived shortcomings.

News about the upcoming app was first mentioned by Nick Bilton of the New York Times and it has been reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken a keen interest in the development of the application. Facebook claims that nearly two hundred and fifty million users access the site from mobile devices, so its interest in making their site more accessible on the iPad makes good business sense.

In addition to developing a native iPad app to expand the sites accessibility, Facebook is also looking to improve the websites interaction with iPad-based browsers for people who prefer not to install a Facebook-specific app.

The exact date for when the new app will be released has not yet been announced.