When people are scheduling their real lives around virtual tasks like harvesting strawberries and corn, it's time for a 12-step program. So naturally Zynga has decided to ease the suffering of addicts who don’t have access to a computer at certain times of the day by releasing a portable version of Farmville to waste time on. Zynga's addictive farm game is responsible for more Facebook spam - save Zynga's other game, Mafia Wars - and more screen time logged than actually sifting through Facebook feeds and messages.
Farmville fans looking to get a portable fix can now get it from the Apple app store for free right now. No doubt 75 million users worldwide that can afford an iPhone or an iPad touch will be delighted. Facebook friends of these people - not so much. No word on if it works on the iPad, but my guess would be that it does.