So last month we came across the hoopla of the Facebook Timeline - undoubtedly, one of the greatest things Facebook ever did to itself, a feature that is yet to be rolled out to most of the normal users. In case you do not know, Facebook Timeline compiles a biography style timelapse of a user, in the chronological order, as they happened and got archived on Facebook.
While the Facebook Timeline is still in beta phase and only available to Facebook app developers, many geekier folks have tried the workarounds and thus, activated the Facebook Timeline on their profiles. Taking the same approach forward, famous iOS app company Loytr, mostly known for MyPad for Facebook, has now come up with yet another Facebook-related app called Facebook for Timelines, letting you use Facebook on your iPad in the Timeline style, as compared to the boring conventional profiles.
But only when you use the app, you find out this app is way ahead of the Facebook Timeline on your desktop itself! It has the major iPad touch that you need in every biography you read though your iPad! You can flick through the transitions on your Facebook friend's profiles or just simply choose to go to any friend's profile straightaway, using the list compiled on the basis of alphabetical order. The flick, the animated transitions, is what the desktop versions of Facebook Timeline do not have - very much like iBooks or other reader apps on your iPad.
The home feed very much looks like the desktop browser version of Facebook being displayed on your iPad. Since the app is free of cost, the app sports iAds for revenue, though looking at the experience it offers, the ads do not affect much of the experience. The app is 5.9 MB in size and has a restriction to be compatible with iOS 4.0 or higher only.
The app gives you the option to create a Facebook Timeline in case you do not have one already. This is a cool feature for all those who haven't activated the Timeline on their Facebook profiles as yet.
Since Facebook for iPad contains many bugs which are depicted in the user comments on iTunes as well, this can be a great third party Facebook app, especially if you like using your iPad more like a slate/e-book reading sort of a gadget. You can download Timelines for Facebook here for free.
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