Facebook’s cloud-based application platform, Parse, announced a revamp of its Android Push API, saying in a blog post that the new application-programming interface will simplify setup for developers, as well as boost reliability and make it easier to extend or customize in order to override default push behavior.
Facebook continued its ongoing efforts to help media companies and publishers use its platform with Tuesday’s launch of Facebook Media, a new site geared specifically toward public figures, organizations and media companies.
Facebook announced that it updated its service health dashboard for developers to give them more up-to-date information about the status of its developer services and application-programming interfaces.
Facebook announced a flurry of news related to its App Links open, cross-platform solution for application-to-app linking, which it initially debuted at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30: More than 3 billion unique App Links have been created; an App Links blog has been launched; analytics are now available; Windows Phone support was boosted; and support for the referer_app_link was added for Android.
Facebook announced two changes to its platform policy for developers that will go into effect Nov. 5: Games that include mandatory or optional in-application charges must disclose those charges in their app descriptions, and users must not be offered incentives to use social plugins or like pages.
Facebook-owned cloud-application platform Parse announced the launch Tuesday of a software-development kit for programming language PHP, marking its first SDK for a server-side language and its first truly open-source SDK.
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