If you received such an email please make sure that you review your codebase. This is easiest done by using the app and looking at the developer console in the browser. Some of you might have received this email for no apparent reason, (some sites 'borrow' app_id's from other apps, developers try out things), and to you we apologize for the inconvenience.
We recently launched a new tab, "Localize", in the App Dashboard. Developers can use this tab to submit translated assets for App Center, as well as any other content that can be translated in their app. As a result we have also moved the "Translate your app" link into this tab accordingly, now available under "Advanced Options".
If you're planning to attend Casual Connect Seattle next week, join us for talks from members of the games product and partnerships teams:
Unlock new frontiers of growth with Facebook
Tuesday, July 24th at 11:00am in the Taper Auditorium
Sara Brooks, Games Strategic Partner Manager, will share insight on new frontiers of growth across geographies, genres and platforms for Facebook games developers, while delving into success stories from developers.
Growing social games across mobile and web with Facebook
Wednesday, July 25th at 10:00am in the Recital Hall
Matt Wyndowe, Games & Apps Product Manager, will discuss how Facebook can be a primary growth engine for your mobile game and showcase examples of how Facebook helped fuel massive growth for FreshPlanet's music recognition game, SongPop.
The following changes will go into effect on October 3rd, 2012:
Built-in like/follow action required
We will stop allowing the use of Custom Open Graph "like" and "follow" actions now that there are built-in "like" and built-in "follow" actions. Please convert any custom "like" or "follow" actions you may have created to instead use the built-in "like" or "follow" actions.
Removing Bookmark URL - Originally scheduled for December 1, 2011
As mentioned on the blog, this optional field was originally created to help developers track user referrals from app bookmarks. We now pass a
refparameter to let you know that the user is coming from a bookmark (i.e.
ref=bookmarks). As such, we will remove the "Bookmark URL" field from the apps settings.
The following change can be enabled/disabled using the "Remove offline_access" migration until October 3rd when it will go into effect permanently for everyone:
offline_access permission removal
offline_accesspermission is deprecated and will be removed October 3rd, 2012 (originally scheduled for July 5th). Please see the Removal of offline_access Permission doc for more details.
The following changes can all be enabled/disabled using the "October 2012 Breaking Changes" migration until October 3rd when they will go into effect permanently for everyone:
Removing Live Stream plugin
The Live Stream plugin has been deprecated and will render the Comments Box plugin in its place. While it offers similar functionality, there are a few functional differences. Please see the Live Stream plugin documentation for more info.
Summary field being replaced by description field
Because the two fields were somewhat redundant, we will be removing the "Summary" field (found in the "Auth Dialog" section of an app's settings) and instead using the "Description" field (found in the "Advanced" section of an app's settings) in places where "Summary" was previously used.
Removing position field for photos
positionfield in both the
photoFQL table as well as the
PhotoGraph API object will start returning
0for all photos. The
photosconnection on an
Albumobject in the Graph API will continue to return photos in the order they appear in the album. FQL queries on the
phototable that have a
WHEREclause containing the
album_object_idcolumns will return in the correct order as well without needing an
ORDER BY positionclause.
/picture connection will return a JSONP dictionary when a callback is specified
We will start returning a dictionary containing the fields
is_silhouettewhen accessing the /picture connection for an object and specifying a
callbackproperty. Currently we just return the picture URL as a string.
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