Facebook for iPad 19 months late, HTML5 supported

By Posted 11 Oct 2011, 13:45

Monday was a huge day if you were an iPad user, as the Facebook for iPad app was finally made available – all be it 19 months late. However, they say that the best thing comes to those who wait, and this is very true in this case, as the Facebook app for Apple’s tablet now has HTML5 support, which is known by the Social Network as “Project Spartan.”

There is more to come from Facebook v4.0, but the app is a huge relief to those who could never play their flash-based games, such has World War and iMobsters. However, we still await support for the likes of Farmville and Cityville. It will be interesting to see the effects that this app will have on the iPad, there could be a performance difference between the first generation model and the iPad 2, as the two have different hardware. However, one would assume that Facebook would have done enough for the performance difference to be marginal.

Below we have embedded a hands-on video of the Facebook app for iPad. Once you open the application you will see on the top bar a menu appear, which is where you can navigate to different features on Facebook. Overall the app is pretty slick, so why not give the app a go and let us know what you think.

Some of the main features are as follows: Bigger and better photos, fast navigation, play game son the move, easily send messages and so much more. However, there is no getting away from the fact that the real draw is support for HTML5.