In January, Facebook prevented Twitter-owned video-sharing application Vine from accessing its find friends application-programming interface. Now, according to one report, the social network may be testing a video-sharing feature of its own.
Social network Path became the latest application to lose access to Facebook’s find friends application-programming interface, prohibiting Path users from accessing their Facebook friends lists and sending them invites or follow suggestions.
Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013: Easier Mobile Open Graph Integration, Improved Login, New IOS SDK, Launch Of Facebook Technology Partners
Facebook used its Facebook Mobile DevCon 2013 event in New York Thursday to announce that 81 of the 100 top-grossing iOS applications, 70 of the 100 top-grossing Android apps, 82 of the 100 top-grossing iOS games, and 75 of the 100 top-grossing Android games are integrated with the social network, and to introduce three new mobile products: easier integration of Open Graph on mobile, an improved login with Facebook, and a new software-development kit for iOS.
Move over, Facebook Messenger: You’ve got company on the Firefox Social API. Mozilla announced the addition of several social partners to its application-programming interface, which launched last November, solely with Messenger.
Facebook updated its application-programming interface for developers, allowing them to incorporate the social network’s new replies feature and giving brands the opportunity to monitor and respond to replies to comments.
Facebook Monday released a new version of its software-development kit for iOS, iOS SDK 3.2, and the social network also revamped its iOS developers’ center, in an effort to ease the process for developers creating Facebook-integrated iOS applications.
Games are an important part of the Facebook ecosystem. As the games market diversifies, with new developers entering the mix, so do the titles available on the social network. At a media event for Berlin-based developer Wooga in San Francisco Thursday, Facebook Director of Games Partnerships Sean Ryan discussed the future of social games with AllFacebook, pointing out that Facebook is working to offer a more diverse array of games to users, as well as to make it easier for gamers to have a continuous experience on desktops, phones, and tablets.
Facebook announced late Wednesday that its real-time updates application-programming interface for developers now includes page posts, meaning that developers will automatically receive notifications every time changes occur on their pages.
Facebook recently tweaked the categories in its app center, allowing users to more easily find games and bring more fun applications to the forefront. The site also highlighted developer Vostu and a popular game from Buffalo Studios, Bingo Blitz.