Last week we announced Mobile Hacks in New York and Boston and outlined new features we are making available to games developers.
Open Graph Approvals
With the worldwide rollout of Facebook Timeline underway, we are beginning to the process of reviewing Open Graph actions submitted for approval. We expect to start approving actions in January and will post an update once we begin to approve actions in earnest. Once the action is approved, the person who submitted the action for approval will receive a Facebook notification and the app can begin publishing this action to all users.
This week we announced our Mobile Hacks in New York (January 18th) and Boston (January 20th). More information and signup instructions are available in the blog post linked. This is similar in format to the
Mobile Hack we ran in Palo Alto in October and is highly recommended for mobile developers.
90-day Breaking Change Announcement
Effective April 1st, 2012 the URLs provided for the
redirect_uri parameter and any action links in Feed Dialog posts must be owned by the app. This means that the URLs must match your app's Canvas URL or the 'App Domains' specified in your app settings. This has been added to the Platform Roadmap.
Platform Policies translated
We have translated the Facebook Platform Policies into thirteen additional languages as an aid to our developers. We will also translate the documents into additional languages based on demand.
Upcoming changes on January 1, 2012
Deprecating the FB.Data.* JS SDK APIs. This will be no longer supported and will not be available to new apps.
Deprecating FB.Canvas.setAutoResize. We have renamed FB.Canvas.setAutoResize to FB.Canvas.setAutoGrow so that the method more accurately represents its function. Fb.Canvas.setAutoResize will be removed.
Deprecating FBML FBML will no longer be supported as of January 1, 2012. Aside from security and privacy related bugs, we will not fix any bugs related to FBML after January 1, 2012. On June 1, 2012 FBML endpoints will be removed from Platform
All apps will be opted into "Upgrade to Requests 2.0" and "Requests 2.0 Efficient" Existing apps will be opted into “Requests 2.0 Efficient” and "Upgrade to Requests 2.0" migrations and all developers must ensure that they are using the correct request_id format and deleting requests appropriately. Details in this blog post
Enforcing Credits Policy We have added a new policy to the Facebook Credits Terms that prohibits routing Credits from one app to another app without our prior authorization.
2.14 You may not accept Credits in one app and deliver or
transfer the purchase to the user in another app without
our prior authorization. For example, an app solely designed
to facilitate transactions is not permitted.
Apps that are not compliant by January 1, 2012 run the risk of having their Credits disabled shortly after.
Please refer to the Platform Roadmap for more information on these and other upcoming changes.
Bug Activity from 12/21 to 12/27
197 bugs were reported
45 bugs were reproducible and accepted (after duplicates removed)
21 bugs were by design
20 bugs were fixed
173 bugs were duplicate, invalid, or need more information
Reported bugs fixed between 12/21 and 12/27
FQL place table columns latitude & longitude are documented as int, not float
FQL Mailbox Folder
Oauth Validation error when exchanging Oauth 'code' for an access token
Facebook Linter throwing error
Description of "country" field in Order docs is incorrect
FB Login is working erratically, and not at all on some sites.
Uncaught exception 602
Connection between application and page gets lost
Wrong translation of 'Recommend' into Danish
Feed privacy defaults not applied for users without timeline
SCRIPT70: Permission denied all.js, line 22 character 4321 - Internet Explorer 9
strange beaviour while setting app restrictions
Facebook Credits not working anymore on tabs
login-button documentation is wrong with oauth 2
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/mobile/ios/sso/ is invalid
Link to docs/opengraph/devtool/boxes/ not found
Graph API Search Volume Decreasing
Item with a 1 credit value does not display correctly in the js modal dialogue
Add keyboard shortcuts
75 questions asked
18 answered, 24% answered rate
36 replied, 48% reply rate