Developer News
December 20, 2012 at 10:00 AMby Douglas Purdy

On behalf of everyone at Facebook, I want to thank all of the developers who build with us. We’re proud of your successes and are looking forward to a great 2013. Before we head into the holidays, let’s take a look at what we've accomplished together in 2012.

Products and Programs

This year was about improving app discovery and driving growth for...

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December 19, 2012 at 3:30 PMby Noorin Ladhani

Since last Wednesday's update, we announced Facebook SDK 3.0 for Android and Native Login, New Features to Mobile App Install Ads, and published a spotlight on SoundCloud

New Page metrics for benchmarking available via API

We’re starting to roll out like count and people talking about this (PTAT) metrics for all Pages via the Graph API and FQL. As we...

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December 19, 2012 at 8:15 AMby Stephane Crozatier

SoundCloud is a social app that gives people unprecedented access to the world’s largest community of music and audio creators. SoundCloud allows everyone to discover original music and audio, connect with friends and share their sounds with the world. In addition, sound creators can use the platform to instantly record, upload and share sounds...

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December 18, 2012 at 10:00 AMby Deborah Liu

Today we are happy to announce some updates to mobile app install ads to improve the experience people and developers have when viewing and creating their ads. We launched this product a few months ago in the app dashboard, power editor, and ads API as an effective way to drive installs to your native mobile apps.

1. Customize your ad creative


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December 13, 2012 at 3:00 PMby Michael Marucheck

Today we’re taking the Facebook SDK 3.0 for Android out of beta. The beta SDK has been downloaded over 80,000 times in six weeks, and we’re excited to release the fully supported version.

The new SDK makes it easier to build social Android apps by providing native UI controls, simplifying session management, and improving API support.

Native Login...

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December 12, 2012 at 6:30 PMby Sean Quinlan

Since last Wednesday's update, we announced a new Login Dialog and the Preferred Marketing Developer Center. We also launched improved documentation that is automatically generated from our source code.

Platform policies update

We have updated our Platform policies (II.4) to clarify that until you display a conspicuous link to your privacy policy in...

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December 12, 2012 at 8:45 AMby Alex Wyler

We are introducing a series of updates to the Login dialog to improve the clarity and control of the app permissions process. We have already launched many of these improvements as part of our iOS6 integration and are now rolling them out more broadly.

Clearer presentation and language

Our Login dialogs have undergone a redesign to make it easier to...

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December 10, 2012 at 9:00 AMby Edward Esslemont

Since launching last April, the Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) program has brought developers to the right clients and made it possible for any brand or company to build comprehensive Facebook campaigns and presences. The program is a growing ecosystem – with more than 260 members in over 35 countries – of best-in-class developers who make...

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