Facebook Releases SDK Updates For Android And iOSBy: Zach Walton - March 21, 2013
Facebook has recently updated its Android and iOS updates to include a number of useful features for users. To compliment those releases, Facebook is also updating its Android and iOS SDKs to make developers’ lives easier.
The Facebook SDK for iOS has been updated to version 3.2.1. As the version number suggests, the latest updates is mostly about bug fixes. The update does bring a new feature, however, in the form of support for frictionless requests using the SDK’s FBWebDialogs class. The feature will let your app “use frictionless requests without importing the deprecated headers.” You can download the latest Facebook SDK for iOS here.
Much like its iOS brother, the Facebook SDK for Android has received a small update pushing its version number to 3.0.1. The update includes a number of enhancements based upon feedback received by developers, as well as the usual bug fixes and improvements. You can grab the latest Facebook SDK for Android here.
Aside from new Facebook SDKs, the social network is also introducing changes to mobile app bookmarks. On June 5, the company will only display mobile bookmarks for games that can be played across both desktop and mobile. It’s part of an initiative to better support cross-platform Facebook games. Those who relied on mobile app bookmarks will want to “consider alternative ways to reengage users,” like App Center or mobile app install ads. The good news is that this isn’t a breaking change as it requires no code change on the part of developers.
As for breaking changes, there’s only one that developers should be aware of. Starting April 3, Facebook will be removing the ability to ask questions from the Graph API after removing the same functionality from users late last year.
Finally, the weekly bug report reveals that Facebook squashed 31 bugs this week. You can check out the full list of fixes at the blog post.