Facebook is sharpening the precision of the targeting options available for its mobile application ads, allowing developers to target specific devices, rather than simply operating systems and versions.
Since launching in 2011, DAU-UP has helped developers including Playtika, Social Point, and Plarium promote their games via its access to Facebook’s application-programming interface. On Thursday, after six months of beta-testing, the company will launch its Mobile Gamer Acquisition Solution.
Developers with games that use virtual goods can now sell those virtual goods directly via ads in Facebook’s News Feed or right-hand-side ads following an update to the social network’s desktop application ads.
Facebook introduced App Links, an open, cross-platform solution for application-to-app linking, at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, and the social network announced in a developer blog post Tuesday that more than 1 billion unique App Links have been enabled by mobile developers, adding that App Links can now be used in mobile app ads through Preferred Marketing Developers.
Facebook-owned cloud-application platform Parse is shifting its developer community over from its custom community forum to more standard tools Stack Overflow and Google Groups in an effort to ease the process of interacting for developers.
Facebook-owned cloud-application platform Parse announced the launch of ParseLoginUI, an open-source library project enabling developers to build login screens on Android apps with the Parse software-development kit.
Facebook announced two updates to its App Insights, aimed at giving developers a more clear look at actions users perform with their applications, as well as interactions that drive users to those apps.