According to the New York Times, Facebook is finally making an official iPad app. While Facebook’s iPhone app has been in the App Store from day one, it’s been a long wait for the iPad version of the popular social networking site.
According to the article, Facebook’s iPad app has been in testing for nearly a year, and Mark Zuckerberg has been closely involved in its development. People familiar with the app’s development say its design is “slick” and well-optimized for the iPad’s screen, and it includes photo/video uploading features tied directly to the iPad 2’s built-in cameras.
Thus far, iPad users unsatisfied with the way Facebook’s site functions on a touchscreen-based device have had to make do with third-party applications. Like the iPhone app, Facebook for iPad will be free. It is expected to debut on the App Store within the next few weeks.