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Facebook Actions and New Open Graph Apps Reportedly Launching Wednesday Facebook Actions and New Open Graph Apps Reportedly Launching Wednesday

Facebook announced last September at its f8 event that users would be able to start using more “actions” on Facebook as they engage with various apps and sites. That means doing things besides “liking” content, whether that means listened to, …

Twitter Account Verification To Spread Through Ecosystem Twitter Account Verification To Spread Through Ecosystem
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Twitter announced the launch of a new pilot program to distribute verified account handles and public profile metadata to developers, media and content services, and consumer device manufacturers. The initial partners for the program include: The Echo Nest, Gracenote and …

Facebook Looks Back On 2011 For Developers Facebook Looks Back On 2011 For Developers
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Facebook has taken a lot of criticism from developers this year, including a new round (discussed here). Still, Facebook has done quite a bit on the platform front in 2011. That much is evident seeing it all listed neatly in …

Is A Lack Of Communication Hurting Facebook’s Relationship With Developers? Is A Lack Of Communication Hurting Facebook’s Relationship With Developers?

It would seem that Facebook has been pissing off developers again (though I’m not sure this ever truly stopped). A couple of fairly publicized complaints (at least within the developer community, courtesy of Hacker News) have drawn some response from …

Facebook Cans App Profile Pages Facebook Cans App Profile Pages
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Facebook announced that it will be removing all app profile pages. Owners are being told to migrate likes and the vanity URL of the pages to existing pages with the same name in the Product/App category. You should see a …

Windows Store Details For App Developers Released Windows Store Details For App Developers Released

Microsoft is giving a sneak preview of its upcoming Windows Store, which will be part of Windows 8. Developers will be able to earn up to 80% revenue share on apps sold through the platform. It starts at 70% for …

Facebook Credits: New Payment Methods and Other Updates Facebook Credits: New Payment Methods and Other Updates

Facebook announced some updates to Facebook Credits. These include: new payments methods, a new policy, updated documentation and a breaking change for the Credits callback. First off, new payments methods that have been added include: ELV (Germany) MyCard Mobile (HongKong, …

Facebook News Feed Changes: View By Most Recent Again Facebook News Feed Changes: View By Most Recent Again
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Remember when Facebook launched those News Feed changes a while back? A lot of people weren’t too happy with them. While the ticker was made available to see the most recent items as they happened, some didn’t like this approach …

Adobe Flash For Mobile, 750 Jobs To Go By the Wayside Adobe Flash For Mobile, 750 Jobs To Go By the Wayside

Adobe dropped the bomb that it is basically giving up on mobile Flash development, while increasing its investments in HTML5. You may recall the big back and fourth between Adobe and Apple over Flash last year. Remember the famous letter …

Google Brings AdMob and DoubleClick Ad Exchange Together Google Brings AdMob and DoubleClick Ad Exchange Together
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Google announced that in the coming weeks, AdMob developers will be able to make their in-app inventory available on Google’s DoubleClick Ad Exchange. Google is only letting a small number of pre-qualified buyers compete for the inventory at first, but …

Facebook Gives Developers New Authentication Tools, Insights Facebook Gives Developers New Authentication Tools, Insights
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Facebook announced that it is making new developer tools announced at f8 available to developers and users. That would be the redesigned Auth Dialog and a new authentication flow, designed to give developers greater control over how people first interact …

f8: Facebook Unveils Next Version of Open Graph f8: Facebook Unveils Next Version of Open Graph

The next version of open graph will be a “completely new class of apps,” says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “[We're] going to make it so you can connect to anything you want in any way you want,” he says. Basically …

Google+ API Launched Google+ API Launched
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Google announced the launch of its first available API for Google+, which only gives access to public data. Perhaps now we get to see what Google+ is really made of. While Google will no doubt launch various APIs for its …

Open Payvment Gives Developers APIs to Tap Into Facebook E-Commerce Platform Open Payvment Gives Developers APIs to Tap Into Facebook E-Commerce Platform

Facebook e-commerce platform Payvment launched a new developer platform for e-commerce businesses today at the Shop.org event. It’s called Open Payvment, and it lets developers and service providers integrate their offerings with Payvment and build new apps upon the company’s …

Google-Backed Developers Reportedly Getting Early Access to Google+ APIs Google-Backed Developers Reportedly Getting Early Access to Google+ APIs

Google isn’t expected to make its Google+ APIs broadly available for months, but it appears that developers that Google actually invests in might be getting special early access. MG Siegler is sharing an email he says was sent from Google …

Jack Dorsey to Twitter Developers: Tell Us What You Need Jack Dorsey to Twitter Developers: Tell Us What You Need
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Twitter and its developer ecosystem have had a somewhat rocky relationship in recent months, particularly as Twitter has filled voids that were previously filled by third-parties by offering their own versions of things. Think mobile clients and photo uploading. Twitter …

Skype App Directory Launched Skype App Directory Launched
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Skype has launched a new application directory for apps built on the Skype API. There are apps for business, call recording, desktop and whiteboard sharing, faxing, integrations with popular software and mobile video communications. There are currently five apps in …

Facebook f8 Developer Conference Announced for 2011 Facebook f8 Developer Conference Announced for 2011

It’s so late in the year, we almost forgot that Facebook hadn’t held its annual F8 developer conference yet. Today, the company announced that it will take place on September 22. Facebook says the event will be spent exploring topics …

Facebook Updates Developer App for Easier Settings Management Facebook Updates Developer App for Easier Settings Management

Today Facebook announced an update to the Developer App, which it says will make it easier for developers to manage all of their basic app settings from one place. “The streamlined UI more clearly shows the different app integrations (Web, …

Facebook Publishes Social Design Guidelines Facebook Publishes Social Design Guidelines

Facebook has published guidelines on “three elements of social design,” which it says are: community, conversation and identity. Social Design itself, according to the company, is “a way of thinking about product design that puts social experiences at the core. …

Facebook Games, Apps Revamped, Following Google+ Games Launch
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As you may have heard, Google announced the launch of games on Google+. Well, Facebook quickly followed that announcement with one called “Making Games Better,” which includes news of a new game ticker and a bigger screen for game play, …