Facebook Readying Official iPad App: What It Means for Third-Party Facebook Clients

Facebook has developed a free official iPad app which may launch in the next few weeks, according to anonymous sources quoted by the New York Times. To date, Facebook has left iPad owners to use the Facebook for iPhone app or m.facebook.com, neither of which are optimized for the tablet device. To fill the gap, several third party developers released unofficial apps such as Friendly and MyPad that have sat high on the iOS charts and attained upwards of 500,000 daily active users and 2 million monthly active users.