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Friended – First Native Facebook App for the iPad?

Friended Facebook app for iPad

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.

-News Feeds
-Comments/Likes
-Photo Galleries
-Notifications
-Messages
-Chat
-Groups
-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.

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Flipboard on the iPad– World’s First Social Magazine

Flipboard for iPad

Flipboard is described as ‘the world’s first social magazine’ – and it’s an iPad only app (for the moment) with a very interesting concept …

Flipboard brings the timeless layout of print media to social media. No more scrolling through long lists of posts and links. No more jumping back and forth between websites. Your Flipboard is everything you care about in one place. It’s your magazine. It’s your Flipboard.

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