All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Open Graph’

Facebook Adds New Tags For Publishers To Increase Likes, Follows

Facebook announced the launch of two new Open Graph tags for publishers and journalists (OG:Publisher and OG:Author). These allow publishers and story authors to get more organic likes and follows. “As mentioned in our documentation, media publishers should include Open Graph tags in their article’s HTML to generate better previews of their content when shared on Facebook,” notes Facebook’s Voja …

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Share Dialog Comes To Facebook For iOS SDK

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 …

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Facebook Enhances Open Graph On Mobile, Updates iOS SDK

At the Facebook Home unveiling, Mark Zuckerberg said that people are increasingly consuming content on mobile. It’s true for Facebook as is it true for just about everything else. That’s why Facebook needs to step up its mobile game, and it did just that today. At its Mobile Developer Conference in New York City, Facebook announced that Open Graph is …

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Facebook Retires The REST API For New Apps

In late 2011, Facebook said that it would retiring the REST API to focus all of its efforts on the Graph API. Developers had over a year to make the jump, and now Facebook is finally pulling the plug. Facebook announced today that the REST API no longer available for new apps. Going forward, all new apps on Facebook must …

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Facebook Adds 9 New Open Graph Actions for Lifestyle Apps

Today, Facebook is announced nine new Open Graph actions for lifestyle (fitness, books, movies & TV) app. Starting now, developers can start incorporating “run,” “walk,” and “bike” for fitness apps, “read,” “rate,” “quote,” and “want to read” for books apps, and “rate,” and “want to watch” for movies and TV apps. Many popular apps in these categories have already added …

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Facebook Cleans Up Open Graph Actions – Less Spam, More Consistency

Facebook is cleaning up Open Graph actions in order to make the user experience less spammy and more uniform across the site. First announced back in October 2012, Facebook says they will begin to implement the new Open Graph action guidelines on Wednesday, February 6th. “Starting today, custom actions that automatically publish back to Facebook as a person consumes content …

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Facebook Login Can Now Keep Kids Out Of Your Age Restricted App

Do you operate an age restricted app or Web site? Do you wish you could use Facebook Login while keeping underage users out? If you answered yes, Facebook has just the thing for you in this week’s Operation Developer Love update. Facebook announced that Open Graph has now been updated with age range. The feature has been available for apps …

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Facebook Details App Discovery In Graph Search

Facebook became the center of attention this week with its Graph Search announcement. The new feature allows users to search for people, places and things within Facebook using a variety of parameters. It will no doubt benefit the end user, but how will developers make the best of it? In its weekly Operation Developer Love update, Facebook said that developers …

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Facebook Introduces Custom Open Graph Stories With Flexible Sentences

As a Facebook developer, are you frustrated by the rigid structure of Open Graph sentences? Facebook has a standard that it applies to every story so that each action is described in the same manner using the same action verbs. Honestly, it can get a little boring, and maybe even a little confusing. That’s why Facebook is now letting developers …

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Facebook Lumps Breaking Changes Into Single Quarterly Updates

For the past two years, breaking changes introduced to Facebook have been on a three month schedule with new changes announced each month. Developers had 90 days to implement the changes before they became permanent fixtures of the Facebook development platform. 2013 is bringing a new change to that schedule that will give developers more time to address these breaking …

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Facebook Graph API Gets New Page Metrics

Facebook has been on a quest – to make the Graph API the best it can be. In that tireless pursuit, the social network has added a number of new features and functionality to the API to help developers get the most out of Facebook. The latest update to the API isn’t groundbreaking, but it will be useful nonetheless. The …

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Facebook Announces Breaking Changes For March

You’ll have to forgive the Facebook team this week. There’s not really much of an Operation Developer Love update presumably due to the team being in Paris this week for the LeWeb 2012 conference. With that being said, the social network did outline the next group of breaking changes that will be going into effect in March of next year. …

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Open Graph Gets Mobile Insights From Facebook

Open Graph is the best possible way for publishers and brands to reach an audience on Facebook. The only problem is that Insights for Open Graph are only available for desktop apps. There hasn’t been a dedicated mobile solution until now. Facebook announced today as part of its weekly Operation Developer Love that insights for Open Graph “publishes, impressions and …

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Facebook Introduces Developer Alerts For Apps

Any Facebook developer will tell you that that platform moves pretty quickly. The team at Facebook is constantly improving and iterating the platform, and that may introduce some breaking changes into apps. Developers need to keep on top of these changes, but it’s not exactly convenient in the current set up. Facebook has heard the plight of the developer, and …

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Facebook Graph API Now Supports In-Game Groups

The past week has been relatively slow in the world of Facebook development. When that happens, there’s a good chance that the weekly Operation Developer Love update will be bursting at the seams with new features and updates. Facebook didn’t disappoint as this week’s update is full of new features that developers will want to start trying out. The Graph …

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Facebook Details Breaking Changes For February

Facebook’s weekly Operation Developer Love is a great way to keep on top of Facebook development. There’s at least a few new important updates or enhancements each week, but there’s the odd week where nothing happens. Good thing it’s the beginning of the month, and therefore the next list of breaking changes is revealed. Facebook announced today that the November …

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Open Graph Is Still Being Awesome For Apps

Open Graph is arguably Facebook’s most important asset. The social network points to data that shows apps using Open Graph see a huge increase in monthly active users and referrals. In its latest data breakdown, Facebook shows that music on Facebook is growing exponentially thanks to Open Graph. On the developer blog, Facebook said that 62.6 million songs have been …

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Use Your Facebook Data to Smear Yourself with a Negative Political Ad (It’s Fun, I Promise)

There’s a new project out from PBS NewsHour that allows anyone to create political ads for themselves with Facebook data. It’s called Ad Libs, and it’s a fun and informative way to show voters exactly how cookie cutter political ads really are. “Do you know how political campaign ads work? How they’re built? What they’re meant to tell you? Most …

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Facebook Details The Latest Open Graph Changes

It was announced yesterday that Facebook would be enacting a number of changes in Open Graph. It would force developers to increase the quality of their apps while increasing user satisfaction across the platform. Facebook now has more details on those changes. During the weekly Operation Developer Love update, Facebook says that developers will have to watch out for three …

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Facebook Hopes To Make Apps Better By Making Open Graph Stricter

One of Facebook’s main strategies moving forward is to increase the number of apps with Facebook integration. This will increase the number of users visiting Facebook, and in turn increase their own advertising potential. That’s why Facebook has been pushing Open Graph, App Center and other developer tools to make sure those apps are the best they can be. The …

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Facebook Skips On Hosting The F8 Conference This Year

An tech company is only as strong as the developers who make apps for their services. That’s why Google, Apple and the rest court developers every year with a big show that touches upon the latest in developing for iOS, Android and the like. Facebook has joined in with this tradition over the past few years with their F8 conference. …

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Custom Facebook Actions Must Now Use The Like Action

The Like button is synonymous with Facebook. It’s the social network’s defining feature. In the past year, people have moved away from the Like button in favor of custom actions. People can now “favorite” or “heart” content they like. Facebook now wants to bring those custom actions back under the Like button. Facebook announced today that all custom actions inside …

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Facebook Improves Their Android SDK

Facebook has recently updated their iOS app and the iOS SDK to improve the performance of both. By all accounts, it seems to be working fine now. Now it’s time for Facebook to fix their Android app and that starts with fixing the Android SDK for developers. As part of the weekly Operation Developer Love update, Facebook announced that they’re …

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Facebook Continues To Improve The Graph API

Facebook needs to continually improve its services so that users, developers and investors remain happy. The social network has given a lot of recent attention to its Open Graph and related services. The trend continues today with an update to the Graph API. Facebook announced three updates to the Graph API today. The company claims that the updates “make it …

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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 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 Continues To Make It Easier To Share Music

Ever since Facebook unveiled their partnership with Spotify (and other Open Graph music apps), the site has become a premier destination for both sharing your musical endeavors with buddies and discovering new artist based on your buddies’ posts. Back in April, Facebook added a “Listen” button to artists’ Timelines that makes it much easier to browse through their playlists and …

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Foursquare Integrates Foodspotting, Other Apps Into Its Core Service

Mobile was a big deal a few years ago. Everybody had to move their apps to mobile and bring the desktop experience to consumers on the go. Now everybody is moving towards a mobile ecosystem where our apps are all connected. Facebook has been leading the charge with Open Graph, but foursquare’s attempt at connecting apps over mobile is one …

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Google+ Teaches Open Graph A Few New Tricks

One of the best things that Facebook has going for it is Open Graph. It allows Facebook to pervade the Internet and connect all your apps and services through a single Facebook account. These apps and services can then create custom stories to add to your Timeline. It’s great for developers, users and Facebook; and Google is finally realizing this. …

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Facebook’s New Follow Action Keeps You Up To Speed On Users’ App Activity Right In Your News Feed

It’s possible that your News Feed is about to become much more crowded/informative, depending on how you feel about a massive influx of new stories. Facebook has just announced the follow action in Open Graph apps, and it’s sure to populate your News Feeds with tons of stories from the dozens of Facebook-connected apps users currently use every day, Of …

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