We all heard the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote in June announcing all of the exciting new features of iOS 6. In addition to Siri’s new powers, the deep Facebook integration has developers and iPhone users drooling. However, very little was discussed regarding the Facebook like functionality in the iTunes App Store. Although this feature isn’t as sexy, I believe that this integration is a game-changer.
The largest software development kit update in Facebook’s history is now complete, and the results can be found in the beta release of Facebook SDK 3.0 for iOS, aimed at enabling developers of applications for the Apple operating system to integrate the social network into their apps.
Apple’s iOS 6 will come with more Facebook integration for the iPhone and iPad. Luckily for iPhone users, the next version of the Facebook app will also be faster, according to The New York Times‘ technology blog, Bits.
With Facebook integration officially coming to Apple’s iOS 6 mobile operating system for its iPhone and iPad tablet, what new features are in the works?
Now that the details are out about Facebook’s integration into Apple’s iOS 6 and OSX Mountain Lion operating systems for mobile devices and Macintosh desktops, respectively, the reactions are pouring in, from concerns about oversharing, to Apple finally having a social solution besides its ill-fated Ping, and even a tweak to the name of a new application.
Apple officially confirmed that Facebook will be integrated into its iOS 6 and OSX Mountain Lion operating systems for mobile devices and Macintosh desktops, respectively, at its Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco Monday.
“Stay tuned,” was what Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook had to say about his company’s relationship with Facebook at AllThingsD’s D10 Conference earlier this week. That didn’t take long: According to published reports, Facebook integration will be a part of the latest version of iOS.