Facebook announced at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30 that it was testing the ability for developers to add its like button to their applications. The social network used its FbStart event in New York Thursday to announce that its mobile like button is now available to all Android and iOS mobile app developers.
Facebook announced the launch of its FbStart program for mobile application startups at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, and a 10-city FbStart tour across the U.S. and Europe kicked off in New York Thursday.
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.
Analytics platform App Annie announced that its Advertising Analytics offering is now integrated with Facebook, allowing users to track their advertising data from the social network alongside their applications’ download and revenue metrics.
Facebook announced the launch of two new tools within its App Insights for developers: label cohorts, which allow developers to create groups of users within their applications and compare statistics such as revenue and time spent with their full user bases; and retention charts, which allow them to analyze retention of their apps’ users over time and determine the effects of changes to those apps.
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.
Application developers that serve the same industries likely have similar needs, so Facebook announced Friday that it created industry pages on its developers site for the following industries: e-commerce, entertainment, games, photos and travel.
Facebook took a step forward in its efforts to ease the process for developers seeking to integrate their applications with the social network, announcing the rollout “over the next few weeks” of a new app registration flow.
Registered developers on Facebook are also finding themselves on the receiving end of the social network’s hard sell of its Messenger applications, as many are seeing emails encouraging them to “enable private sharing with the message dialog.”