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Platform Updates: Operation Developer Love

Updating the Facebook SDK with support for iOS 6.0

Today, Apple released the final build of iOS 6.0 to developers. We're working on an update to the Facebook SDK for iOS that includes support for the iOS 6 integration. We know you are excited about getting iOS 6.0 support in the SDK, stay tuned for the release announcement.

Option to suppress notifications for Like stories

Earlier this fall, we announced the built-in Like action, which allows you to publish Like stories via the Open Graph. When publishing a like from your app, there are scenarios where notifications might be duplicated between your app and Facebook. For example, if you build an app where one Facebook user can like another Facebook user's recipes, your app may want to send a push notification to the recipient of the like. However, if you publish the like to Facebook, we may also send a notification to that recipient. You can now set a parameter to suppress the Facebook notifications for published likes. See our documentation to learn more.

Update to privacy policy requirements

We have updated our privacy policy requirements to require you to include a link to your app's privacy policy in any app marketplace that provides you with the functionality to do so. This is in addition to the existing policy which required developers to include a link to their privacy policy in the Developer App. This change is effective immediately. Refer to our policy for more details.

Upcoming Breaking Changes

As announced in July, the following breaking changes will go into effect on October 3, 2012:

  • Built-in like/follow action required
  • Removing Bookmark URL
  • offline_access permission removal
  • Removing Live Stream plugin
  • Summary field being replaced by description field
  • Removing position field for photos
  • /picture connection will return a dictionary when callback is specified

Check out the Developer Roadmap for more info.

Bugs activity between Wednesday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 12

  • 234 bugs were reported
  • 118 bugs were reproducible and accepted (after duplicates removed)
  • 11 bugs were by design
  • 27 bugs were fixed
  • 160 bugs were duplicate, invalid, or need more information

Bugs fixed between Wednesday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 12

Activity on facebook.stackoverflow.com between Wednesday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 12

  • 404 questions asked
  • 324 questions with a score of 0 or greater
  • 94 answered, 29% answered rate
  • 173 replied, 53% reply rate