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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 its weekly platform update, Facebook announced that it is changing how its API reports public app usage metrics. For the …

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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 new power-ups. “It’s all the fun of Angry Birds Star Wars taken to the next level,” said Petri Järvilehto, executive …

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Facebook’s Mobile Presence Is Getting Stronger

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 attempting to conquer the mobile frontier, and its efforts may finally be starting to pay off. At the LeWeb conference …

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Facebook Launches A New Social Plugin For Shared Activity

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 solution for implementing the user controls required when working with Open Graph built-in actions,” explains Facebook’s Andrew Chen. “From the …

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Facebook Turning Feedback Into A Double-Edged Sword For Developers

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 developer can appeal the decision. The company has now realized that outright deleting apps may not be the best course …

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Bing Launches Bing News App For Facebook

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 create your own. The app will pull what it deems the most important stories based on your interests from sources …

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Facebook Improves The App Dashboard

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 make things easier for both, Facebook has announced some changes to the app dashboard platform. Facebook announced two major changes …

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Facebook Lets You Mention Tag Friends In Messages Within Apps

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 Cindy Li, on the company’s Developer Blog. “When people mention a friend in an Open Graph app, the story on …

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Facebook Changes Up The App Dashboard

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 something equivalent, like bacon. The big change this week is that Facebook is moving some components of the app dashboard …

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Facebook Integration Still Confusing? Check Out These Sample Apps

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 the social network wants to make it as easy as possible for the budding Facebook developer. One of the ways …

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Facebook Brings Explicit Sharing To Open Graph

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 app gets the added advertising from having their users post stories from said app to their Facebook Timeline. Now Facebook …

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Facebook Announces New Mobile Ads For Apps

After a disappointing second quarter report, and the first since their IPO, Facebook is pushing mobile harder than ever. It’s the new frontier of profitability and they need to take advantage of it before it leaves them in the dust. Part of their new mobile strategy is the introduction of a new mobile ad for apps. Facebook claims that they …

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