Facebook To Developers: Adapt IOS Share Dialog

Facebook debuted a new share dialog for iOS in May, and the social network used a post on its developer blog to urge developers to implement it.

Engineer Jason Clark outlined four reasons why developers should adapt the share dialog for their iOS applications in the blog post:

Share without having to login with Facebook first: Digital media publishers like BuzzFeed and NowThis News use the new dialog to enable people to share without having to login with Facebook first. Previously, both apps were using the feed dialog, which had a multistep sharing process (login by manually entering in user name and password, validate login, ask for read/write permissions, etc.). In contrast, the new dialog lets people share in a single step and has additional features such as friend tagging and privacy controls.

A faster and more native sharing experience: Pinterest and popular iOS game 4 Pics 1 Word upgraded to the new share dialog to give their users a faster and more native sharing experience. According to 4 Pics 1 Word: “Facebook integration has always been a key aspect of our game. We integrated the new dialog as soon as it was released and want to support any solution that helps people share content as effortlessly as possible.”

Built-in support for sharing Open Graph stories: Weotta helps people discover local events, restaurants, and other things to do. Using the new dialog, Weotta users can share Open Graph activities such as events they want to attend without having to login first or accept publishing permissions.

Integrate with a few lines of code: Goodreads upgraded to the new dialog to make it easier for people to recommend books to their Facebook friends. According to Goodreads: “The new share dialog was remarkably easy to integrate. After half an hour, I was done! I kept thinking I was missing something, but everything was running smoothly.” With the latest iOS software-development kit, you can integrate the dialog with just a few lines of code.

To integrate the new share dialog for iOS, simply download our latest iOS SDK and follow our documentation. You can also use Preferred Marketing Developers such as Gigya and BNOTIONS to help you add the dialog to your app.

iOS developers: Have you experimented with the new share dialog yet?

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