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Facebook Gives Developers New App Testing Tool

Facebook Gives Developers New App Testing Tool

By Chris Crum December 18, 2014

Facebook announced a new testing capability for developers, which enables those currently using Graph API v1.0 to preview how their app will behave using Graph API v2.0 or higher, before they actually change any code to upgrade. You may recall …

Facebook Introduces New Desktop App Ads Facebook Introduces New Desktop App Ads

Facebook has been increasingly focusing on mobile over the past few year, including the introduction of mobile app install ads. These ads have helped to drive millions of users to mobile apps, but now Facebook is looking to bring those …

Bing Launches Homepage Facebook App Bing Launches Homepage Facebook App

Microsoft announced today that it is has launched a new Bing Homepage App for Facebook, and is kicking off a contest (part of a partnership with Discovery) for photographers to get their photos feature on the search engine’s homepage. Photographers …

Facebook Makes Timelines More Interesting Facebook Makes Timelines More Interesting

Last month, Facebook launched the new Timeline look with more focus on interests, and let users showcase stories from apps in dedicated collections (this is all still in the process of rolling out). Today, the company announced that it is …

Facebook Blocks "Competitors" From Data Facebook Blocks "Competitors" From Data

On Thursday, Russian search company Yandex launched a new social search app for the iPhone, called Wonder. The app relied on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, iTunes and Last.fm data. Unfortunately for Yandex, Facebook pulled access to its data, which was …

Zombify Yourself With This Walking Dead App Zombify Yourself With This Walking Dead App

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AMC recently launched the “Dead Yourself” app for iPhone and Facebook, which uses your iPhone camera or webcam to take your photo, and gives you options to give yourself a zombie makeover. The network blogged about it today, with step-by-step …

Facebook Modifies Its Public App Metrics Reporting Facebook Modifies Its Public App Metrics Reporting

Facebook may not be at CES, but the social network is busy readying its own announcement for next week. We don’t know what the company will be announcing, but it has one announcement this week to tide you over. In …

Angry Birds Star Wars Released For Facebook Angry Birds Star Wars Released For Facebook

Rovio announced today that its popular Angry Birds Star Wars game has been released as a Facebook app. The new app has been “upgraded” to take advantage of Facebook’s social networking capabilities. The game now features social leaderboards, tournaments, and …

Facebook's Mobile Presence Is Getting Stronger Facebook's Mobile Presence Is Getting Stronger
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In just a few short years, Facebook has dominated the Web. The site has over 1 billion users, and millions of people use the Web site for everything from playing games to connecting with friends. Now, the social network is …

Facebook Launches Shared Activity Social Plugin Facebook Launches Shared Activity Social Plugin

Facebook announced today that it is launching a new social plugin called Shared Activity. With the plugin, developers can give people a way to control the activity they share to Facebook from their web apps. “The plugin provides a simple …

Facebook Makes Feedback Crucial To An App's Success Facebook Makes Feedback Crucial To An App's Success

Facebook likes to run a pretty tight ship. You’re in their world, and they make the rules. They do, however, take user feedback very seriously. Enough users giving an app bad feedback can force it off of Facebook until the …

Bing Launches Bing News App For Facebook Bing Launches Bing News App For Facebook
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Bing announced the launch of a new Facebook app called My Bing News. The app lets you browse top stories and subscribe to categories you’re interested in. You can select from selected topics (Entertainment, Business, Health, Politics, Sports, etc.) or …

Facebook Improves The App Dashbaord Facebook Improves The App Dashbaord

Any Facebook developer is no doubt well acquainted with the app dashboard. Long time developers know the ins and outs like the back of their hand. On the other hand, new developers may feel intimidated by all the options. To …

Facebook Launches Mention Tagging In Apps Facebook Launches Mention Tagging In Apps
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Facebook announced a new Open Graph feature today, which lets users mention-tag friends in messages within apps. “With this frequently requested feature, companies like foursquare can implement user mentions that work like they do in posts on Facebook,” explains Facebook’s …

Facebook App Dashboard Gets Moved Around Facebook App Dashboard Gets Moved Around

Facebook has been on a roll lately with their Operation Developer Love updates. There have been weeks where nothing of note has happened, but now Facebook is just pushing out update after update. Developers must be feeling the love or …

Facebook Brings Sample Apps To GitHub Facebook Brings Sample Apps To GitHub
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It seems like every app these days has some kind of Facebook connectivity. You can share status updates, high scores, open graph stories and much more through simple Facebook integration. For some, however, that integration isn’t so easy. That’s why …

Explicit Actions Come To Facebook Open Graph Explicit Actions Come To Facebook Open Graph
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Ever since its introduction, Open Graph has slowly changed the Internet in Facebook’s favor. The social network is now the default and preferred method for signing in on various apps and Web sites. It’s easy for the consumer and the …