Web developers often insert secret “Easter eggs” into their work, but Facebook probably didn’t expect this one to be found. The tech blog TechCrunch recently discovered, hidden in Facebook’s iPhone app source code, a completely different code — the programming for Facebook’s soon-to-be-released iPad app.
A source confirmed to TechCrunch that the version hidden in the iPhone App code was, indeed, the real deal, and that it works. After playing with the iPad app all night, TechCrunch writer MG Siegler declared that he would “absolutely” begin using the app instead of the Facebook website. (RELATED: Google+ iPhone app launched)
Apple has denied for months that it was developing an iPad app, citing a need to focus on building a Facebook app that would work on multiple tablets and platforms. But the company seems to have put considerable thought into bringing the Facebook experience to its flagship tablet computer.
This news should satisfy the crowds of complaining tech enthusiasts who have demanded an iPad app for the past year. TechCrunch has a gallery of screenshots from the app here.