With Facebook’s upgrade to Graph API 2.0 and deprecation of Graph API 1.0 set for April 30, the social network announced the release of a tool to allow developers to preview how their applications will perform after upgrading.
The holiday shopping season often means new devices in the hands of users, and Facebook took steps to help developers get their applications onto those new devices with improvements to its mobile app ads in the areas of buying, creative and targeting options.
Facebook announced the release of version 2.2 of its Graph API and updated software-development kits for iOS and Android to support the updated application-programming interface, also revealing that its ads API now supports versioning.
Facebook continued its focus on security with two announcements Wednesday related to its white-hat program: The social network is doubling the bounties that it will pay out to researchers who discover white-hat bugs its ads code, and it released a “Bounty Hunter’s Guide” containing detailed instructions on how to submit those bugs.
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.
Better communication between applications will improve the mobile experience. In the past several months, Google, Apple and Facebook have announced deep-linking initiatives that vary based on company goals. In this article we’ll discuss the motivations behind them and a brief technical overview of each solution.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg began his keynote address at the F8 global developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday by promising to make the Facebook platform more stable for developers and applications, including a two-year stability guarantee for the social network’s core products, such as Facebook Login, sharing, requests, software-development kits, and frequently used graph application-programming-interface endpoints.
Facebook Aims To Curb App Spam: Starting Oct. 2, Developers Can No Longer Use API To Post Directly To Friends’ Walls
Starting Oct. 2, applications on Facebook will no longer be able to use its application-programming interfaces to post stories directly to the walls of users’ friends, the social network announced in a post on its developer blog.
After Facebook revoked access to its data from Russian search engine Yandex’s Wonder iOS application last week, Yandex announced that it will pull Wonder from Apple’s App Store and put the social discovery app on hold.