Share Dialog Comes To Facebook For iOS SDKBy: Zach Walton - May 21, 2013
At its Mobile Developer Conference in April, Facebook announced that it would be pushing Open Graph in a big way on mobile going forward. Part of those plans involved the Share Dialog – a tool that allows users to share on Facebook without having to login. It was only available as a limited beta at the time, but now all iOS developers can take advantage of it.
Facebook announced on Monday that the native Share Dialog is now available on the Facebook for iOS SDK. Fortunately, developers will not have to jump through any hoops to integrate it into their apps. The native Share Dialog is a single line of code that can be easily implemented.
Here’s what developers can look forward to when implementing the Share Dialog:
The Share Dialog offers a lightweight and consistent way to enable sharing from your apps. People now have the option to share activity from apps through this dialog without needing to login to Facebook first. This eliminates 1 – 3 extra steps required for login when sharing via the feed dialog.
The Share Dialog further improves upon the iOS 6 share sheet by adding support for publishing Open Graph actions to make it easier for people to tell their stories on mobile. In addition, people can now tag friends and share where they are enabling them to share in a more meaningful and engaging way, while helping even more people connect with your app.
Back in April, Facebook said that the Share Dialog would also be making its way to Android. Unfortunately, nothing was said about that on Monday. For now, only iOS developers can take advantage of the native Share Dialog, but we can hope that an Android beta or release isn’t too far behind.
If you want to learn more about the Share Dialog, check out the documentation.