Thursday, October 13, 2011

Technology & Tourism Thursday - Facebook iPad Ap

This week Facebook launched its iPad App (it is free).  I downloaded the App on Tuesday and have been using it ever since.    So far, it has only crashed once on me.  The interface is clean and it is and I do like the sliding feature from side to side.  The interface is easy to use and I have had no problems learning to update my status, take and upload photos as well as keeping up with the news feed.    The App also has a nice clean look and is easy on the eyes.

A few downsides, it does not play web-based video well at all.  Further, the majority of games do have the Flash issue (if you do not know Apple devices do not support Flash).  The crazy thing was that it has Lexulous up as a potential game to play.  When I tapped it, it took me to the iTunes store for an opportunity to buy their App for $1.99.  Why would I pay $1.99 to buy an App I can play for free on a 'regular' computer?  That is just annoying.

Just an FYI, Facebook yesterday launched its first upgrade to the App.  The upgrade seems nice but it is just easier to delete the current App and re-download as the upgrade causes the old one to crash.  From the AP store" NOTICE TO USERS UPGRADING FROM AN OLDER VERSION: If you're having trouble starting the app after the upgrade, please delete and re-install it - this has been confirmed to solve the issue."

Overall, I give the App a thumbs up but hope one day that world of Apple and the Facebook world can someday be truly united.

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