Friended is a new Facebook app for the iPad. Its developers reckon it’s the first truly native Facebook app for iPad. Here’s its App Store intro:
Introducing the world’s first native Facebook iPad app, Friended. Designed from the ground up for the iPad, Friended has all the features of Facebook you know and love, designed into a gorgeous iPad interface.
-Quick view profile popovers
I’m not a heavy user of Facebook, but I have been using it a lot more just lately – so I gave this app a quick try earlier today. It’s quite nice to use and seems pretty quick at most things. It lets you see a lot of elements at once (e.g. live feed, recently posted pictures, friends, live chat bar with online friends shown etc) – and makes good use of popovers to let you interact with them easily.
Using live chat worked very well, and overall the app looks fast and solid so far – after just a brief trial run.
I think I like the interface of the Friendly app just a little better, but I’m going to use both apps a little more and then share some further thoughts.
Here’s an App Store link for Friended; it’s priced at $0.99.