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.
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Facebook has unveiled a more streamlined requests dialogue for developers that promises to also speed things up for end users.
Facebook’s decision to kill notifications has had lasting effects on developers, effectively killing most virality for the application Platform (although there are still plenty of applications growing through feed optimization). The other major change that developers have been preparing for is the shift of requests from the homepage to the inbox. Now Facebook has updated the Developer Roadmap, stating that the requests “will be transitioned to a new notification area”.