We're really excited to launch the beta version of the Facebook SDK for Android, which we demoed at Google I/O in San Francisco last week. Over 100 million people use Facebook on their mobile phones every month, and Android is one of the fastest growing mobile platforms. We're open-sourcing tools and example code that make it simple for the thousands of Android developers to integrate Facebook Platform into their applications and reach a large and ever-growing mobile audience.

The Facebook SDK for Android broadens our support for mobile platforms, which also includes iPhone apps and mobile websites.

You can begin integrating the following Facebook Platform features into your Android applications today:

  • Strong authentication using OAuth 2.0
  • Making requests to the new Graph API
  • Publishing stories back to Facebook via Feed forms

The library is very simple. With only a few lines of Java, your application can become social. To get started, download the Facebook SDK for Android from GitHub. We would love to hear your feedback.

Steven, an engineering intern on the Facebook Mobile Platform team, loves Facebook's "move fast" ethic; he built this SDK in just a few weeks for his internship project.