Facebook has announced the new Facebook Connect for iPhone service.
The new service is available now and the company said that it did iPhone apps what Facebook Connect did for web sites: users can link their apps with their Facebook profile to share their data with friends.
"For the first time, your iPhone apps can now have friends," said Dave Morin, senior platform manager at Facebook. "I can pull out my iPhone and play it not only my other friends with iPhones, but I can also play with my mom-she can join in and play with us on her computer."
Morin invited several iPhone developers to show off their new functionality. Representatives from Playfish, Tapulous (of "Tap Tap Revenge" fame), and SGN showed off how Facebook Connect for iPhone will work with games. For instance, you can share you scores in your Facebook feed, see which of your friends are online, and invite both iPhone- and non-iPhone-using Facebook friends to play with you.
Other apps that are using Facebook Connect include the popular Urbanspoon and Flixster Movies apps. Urbanspoon now lets users post restaurant pictures and reviews on their Facebook feeds, and Flixster does a similar thing for films.