Facebook Makes It Easier For Apps To Integrate With It

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Facebook announced the launch of a new set-up flow for integrating apps with Facebook, aimed at making it easier to do so.

The new flow is starting to roll out today. You should be able to access it here. Over the next few weeks, it will be the default experience when integrating a new app or extending your integration to a new platform.

"In the original app-creation flow, you had to find and download our latest SDKs, create a Facebook App ID, enable the platform you were building for, and then copy and paste certain information between our docs and your development environment — all while trying to read our documentation," explains Facebook's Dmitry Soshnikov. "We are always trying to improve the experience for developers, and having a quick start to integrating with Facebook is one example."

"In the new app registration flow, we've drastically simplified the experience and we added interactive guides to lead you through the process of integrating an app with Facebook," he adds. "Now, we will only display the steps relevant to your app. Additionally, SDK downloads are included inline, along with code you can copy and paste into your app."

Facebook has also made changes to make it easier to go to other parts of its documentation, and has setup guides for iOS, Android, Websites, and Canvas. The company says it will have guides for additional platforms in the future. They'll also adds steps for integration with Login, Sharing, and App Links.

Those developing on platforms (like Windows Phone) that aren't supported by the new flow will be able to use the old flow.

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