Facebook Monday released a new version of its software-development kit for iOS, iOS SDK 3.2, and the social network also revamped its iOS developers’ center, in an effort to ease the process for developers creating Facebook-integrated iOS applications.
Even a casual Facebook user can see that the site has changed dramatically over the past year. On Thursday, Facebook’s developers team took some time to reflect on some of the highlights that made the social network what it is today.
With Black Friday just days away, mentions on Facebook containing words related to holiday shopping are up 160 percent compared with one month ago, while mentions of Christmas are up 157 percent, according to the social network.
Facebook said that it is focused on Android, and the site Thursday launched one of its biggest updates for developers of mobile applications: Facebook SDK 3.0 Beta for Android. The updates to the SDK program make it easier for developers to create engaging experiences for Android users.
Five of the top 10 global game developers on Facebook are from Europe, the Middle East, or Asia, compared with just one in 2011, Julien Codorniou, the social network’s head of games partnerships for EMEA, said during Facebook’s developer day at GDC Europe last month.
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.