Facebook introduced login review at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco in April, in an effort to cut back on the number of permissions requested by applications, and in an update on its developer blog, software engineer Andreea Manole said more than 25,000 apps have been reviewed during the past six months, with the process wrapping up in less than one day in most cases.
Facebook users can now keep up with Kim Kardashian on both desktop and mobile, as developer Glu Mobile announced that its “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” game is now available to all users of the social network.
Facebook apparently got into the spirit of the fall season over the weekend with a Facebook Harvest Sale in the games section of its App Center.
The game-focused changes to Facebook’s App Center that were brought to AllFacebook’s attention at the end of May by reader Marcelo Ávalos are now official, as the social network announced a redesign of App Center aimed at simplifying discovery of games.
Facebook announced an update for its iPad application, in which a new column was added on the right-hand side of News Feed, which includes birthdays, events, and four new sections aimed at promoting engagement with trending topics, videos, and games.
Facebook appears to be phasing out its App Center in favor of a landing page simply known as Games.
Most mobile applications include social logins, and Facebook Login is the most-used one by a healthy margin. At its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday, the social network introduced a new Anonymous Login feature for developers to include in their apps, as well as a new version of its standard Login, and a redesigned app control panel.
Facebook announced a change aimed at giving users more detailed information about games, directing users who click on game stories in News Feed or in the right-hand sidebar, or game recommendations, directly to the games’ app details pages, rather than to the games themselves.
A reader of sister blog Inside Facebook shared a screenshot in June of a sidebar module titled, “Get Important News,” with links to three news-related sites. The social network appears to be expanding on that test, as AllFacebook reader Yan Yanko Kotliarsky shared the screenshot above, which featured a different design for the Get Important News module, as well as a “Games You May Like” module.
They’re not quite video ads, but developers of applications and games for Facebook can now include videos in their App Details pages in the social network’s App Center, in order to give potential users a flavor of what the apps and games are like.