Social media app developer Sobees, offers a number of impressive clients on the market, including a native Windows client, a web-based client and a Twitter app for Android phones. Recently, Sobees ventured into the iPad space with an $0.99 native Facebook app, that allowed for basic functionality on the social network from the device. Today, Sobees is launching a new, paid Facebook iPad app that offers a much more interactive experience for users. The app, called My Friends, costs $3.99 on the App Store.
While the older app allows you to update your status, comment and like a status, My Friends allows for additional interaction on the social network. With the new app you can view and upload pictures, communicate with your friends on Facebook Chat, access your Facebook events, and receive Facebook notifications. Plus you can update your status, comment, like and more.
In addition, My Friends gives you a choice of homepage for Facebook, letting you choose between the Sobees magazine view or traditional stream view. Sobees CEO Francois Bochatay says that the company is planning on adding the ability to filter and more to the app soon.
Sobees’ first Facebook app saw 65,000 downloads, so it should be interesting to see if this pricer app gains traction. Of course, Facebook has yet to release a native iPad app but the expectation is that when the social network does release an app for the device, it will be as popular as its iPhone app.