Facebook Announces Facebook Connect for iPhone

Today at f8, Ben Ling announced that Facebook Connect will be launching Facebook Connect for iPhone this fall. While an official launch date was not announced, Ling said the service will be built as a Cocoa framework.

Facebook Connect for iPhone marks the first time Facebook is extending the Facebook Platform to mobile devices. Application developers have been clamoring for more ways of reaching users of Facebook’s mobile services. Most of Facebook’s recent mobile efforts have focused on the iPhone – after launching an iPhone specific mobile website a year ago, Facebook launched an iPhone application a couple of weeks ago. It has since updated the Facebook for iPhone app with more features.