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Facebook, book previews for iPhone

updated 09:55 am EDT, Wed August 15, 2007

Facebook on iPhone

Two major companies have launched new Web areas designed specifically for Apple's iPhone. Facebook, the ubiquitous social networking site, now now has an iPhone-specific version with a suitably-designed interface. Buttons are larger, and the interface "slides" in keeping with the style of other iPhone apps. In some regards the new version may be easier to use than the standard site, as essential functions like Profile and the Inbox are located on quick-access tabs. A counter shows the number of new messages received.

Publisher HarperCollins, meanwhile, has debuted a preliminary test of a book-browsing site, which lets users read the first 10 pages of the first and second chapters of available titles. If users like what they see, they can then buy a book directly from their iPhone, or put it on pre-order if it has yet to ship. Some titles featured in the preview include "Now and Forever" by Ray Bradbury, "Beyond the Body Farm" by Bill Bass, and "The Art of Power" by Thich Nhat Hanh.




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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Join my facebook group

    This is not spam, but I created a group that basically says this iPhone version of facebook rocks. Join it if you like it too.

    -Brian

  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Does it really?

    I clicked through via Safari (I don't have an iPhone, yet at least) and it looked crippled. For example I had a hard time even getting to my groups and once at one there was nothing there: no wall, no pictures, no discussion topics. Maybe the iPhone version just doesn't work right on Mac Safari? Or are groups not supported yet?

  1. Tanker10a

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    LogIn "THIS"!!!

    Can't ANYBODY out there create "SOMETHING" for the iPhone? Is Web 2.0 Application that hard or that complicated to develop products with? These developers are in such a rush to show off that they can write "something" for the iphone and none of these things are really worth looking at. I am sick of all these "LOGIN" nonsense by way of Safari. I think if I put a little time into it, I could write "SOMETHING" not as useful...I am not even a "developer". So are you telling me that only the APPLE Inc. people are capable to write standalone/dedicated software for the iPhone. All those hackers(too busy hacking it) and all those software critics (too busy complaining)...Where are thou???

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