Facebook released another updated software-development kit, this time for the Android platform, and improvements include the addition of share dialog, support for the object application-programming interface, and an improved login user interface, all of which had previous been introduced for iOS, and all of which are aimed at allowing developers to more easily implement Open Graph into their applications.
Version 3.7 of Facebook’s software-development kit for iOS is now available for download, with significant enhancements including a beta test of automatic error handling and an improved login user interface.
Interns at Facebook are responsible for much more than getting coffee and making copies. They make valuable contributions. Peter Cottle, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkleley and future Facebook engineer, reflected on his internship with the social network, writing that himself and another intern were responsible for most of the work on the site’s first mobile advertising interface.
Facebook has changed far more of the site than what it formally announced, adding to users’ unhappiness with the site.
Readers tell us they see Facebook’s top navigation bar locked to the top of their browser windows, even as they scroll down the page.
Facebook is in the process of testing a new gallery display from within the feed by popping up a black lightbox and enabling users to view the album right there without leaving the page. It’s an interesting test as it could emphasize a large move toward enabling more interaction directly from the feed page, an area which already attracts a large percentage of the attention on Facebook.
Over the weekend we received a number of reports about a new design for the feed story of shared links. Now when multiple friends of a user share a link, each of those shares will be aggregated into a single feed story. The text that an individual enters when they share the post will show up as a comment and any likes of that post will also show up as likes within the comment. It’s not a major upgrade, however it helps improve the overall feed experience.