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Platform Updates: Operation Developer Love

Since last Wednesday's update, we launched Developer Alerts to make it easier for developers to receive critical information about their apps via email and notifications on Facebook.com and explained how we use polyfills in our Javascript SDK (see also our earlier post explaining how we do error handling in the Javascript SDK).

Mobile Insights for Open Graph

Today we're introducing Insights for Open Graph publishes, impressions, and referral clicks on mobile devices. This data can be segmented by mobile platform – including iPhone, iPad, Android, and mobile browser. We hope this helps developers understand which mobile platforms are the source of actions published to Facebook and which mobile platforms are the source of referral traffic.

Update to Facebook SDK 3.0 Beta for Android

We've refreshed the beta version of the Facebook SDK 3.0 for Android. The latest beta SDK includes a variety of API changes, which are documented in the change log. The new SDK (version v3.0.2.b) is now available to download from Github.

New tool to download daily payment reports

In August, we launched a new API to download payment reports for your company and announced we are no longer sending these reports via email. Now, we're giving you a new tool to download your daily payment reports directly from the developer site, instead of calling the API. This tool supports daily downloads of all transaction data available via the API, including both the detail and digest reports for the prior 45 days. Visit the Company tab in the Settings section of the developer site to start downloading reports and read our documentation for more information on the API and how to interpret the reporting format.

Upcoming breaking changes

As announced in September, the following breaking changes will go into effect on December 5, 2012:

  • Removing the Static FBML Page tab app
  • New policies for desktop web games off of Facebook.com
  • offline_access permission removal
  • New security restrictions for OAuth authorization codes
  • Graph API will return full Custom Open Graph objects
  • Stripping HTML from Page description field

Check out the Developer Roadmap for more info.

Weekly stats

The following stats are for activity between Wednesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 21:

Bugs activity

  • 250 bugs were reported
  • 33 bugs were reproducible and accepted (after duplicates removed)
  • 5 bugs were by design
  • 40 bugs were fixed
  • 64 bugs were duplicate, invalid, or need more information

Bugs fixed

Activity on facebook.stackoverflow.com

  • 331 questions asked
  • 99 questions with a score of 0 or greater
  • 29 answered, 30% answered rate
  • 61 replied, 62% reply rate