Users report Facebook iPad app bugs

Users have already begun reporting bugs on the newly released Facebook app for iPad.

Users have already begun reporting bugs on the newly released Facebook app for iPad.

According to the BBC, several users have lamented that the new app should have been tested earlier to ensure that it worked with peripherals developed for the iPad.

Owner of California-based advertising and digital firm BigFish Creation, Michael Clawson, wrote on his Twitter account that he was unable to view his pages after clicking on the left-panel icons.

A BBC journalist, Mark Coyle, noted that his app came "complete with a glaring bug". "I have an Apple dock/keyboard, and if you put the iPad on the dock, then try to comment on a post, the 'Send' button doesn't appear," Coyle said. "Take it off the dock — it appears. Poor testing by FB."

In a separate review on SlashGear, writer Chris Burns also reported "one tiny bug" — the "terrifying" face of a man that "got stuck to the screen" while viewing photos, and would not disappear until the entire app was closed and reopened.

The Facebook app for iPad was finally unveiled on Tuesday, following weeks of speculation, and made available for free via Apple's App store — 18 months after the launch of the first generation of the tablet.

The long wait for iOS 5 is almost over, with the newest operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch expected to be released overnight tonight.

Via ZDNet Asia