Earlier today, Business Insider reported that Facebook engineer Jeff Verkoeyen recently quit his position as a developer of the Facebook app for iPad, and has instead taken a job at Google.
What’s his reason for quitting?
Well, according to his blog (which is down at the moment), Verkoeyen stated his own personal complaints about the progress of the Facebook application, noting that the app has been feature-complete since May, but still has not seen release – and possibly never will because of Facebook delays.
Verkoeyen wrote on his blog today that he was the lead engineer on the Facebook iPad app back in January. He put a ton of time into the app.
It was feature-complete back in May, he writes, but Facebook kept pushing its release out another two weeks, then another. (Feature-complete doesn’t necessarily mean “finished,” but it’s usually the last stage before a public beta test.)
Now, he thinks it “may never be released.”
Verkoeyen did not say why the app was being set-back, and has edited his blog-post to remove his thoughts about the app.
Of course, it’s unlikely that we will never see a Facebook app for the iPad. However, it is strange that Facebook has waited this long to release one considering that it’s had a “feature-complete” version since May.
Then again, there is a rumor about Facebook announcing the app at Apple’s iOS 5/iPhone 5 Media event….
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