Facebook Offers iOS 6 SDK to App Developers
Facebook today released the Facebook SDK 3.1 for iOS. This new set of tools for developers will give them the ability to customize their own Facebook apps for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, which has native support for Facebook built into the platform. According to Facebook, the SDK has pre-built user interface controls that help app users pick friends or places, more easily add profile pictures, and login easily through with their Facebook credentials. The SDK also provides developers with session management tools, improved API support, ad analytics, and support for all iOS versions. The Facebook SDK for iOS can be downloaded for free.
Facebook Adds Fun Tools to Photo Uploader for iOS
Facebook has updated the photo uploader in its iOS app and given users the ability to make creative edits as they go. The new uploader lets people preview and apply filters by swiping left and right, easily add text, and plaster images with stickers from the Facebook sticker store.
Facebook to Make Its Instant Articles Compatible with Google, Apple Formats
Facebook wants content to be more readable across the web and took steps this week toward that goal by tweaking the SDK for its Instant Articles. Facebook's Instant Articles give publishers a way to streamline content for consumption on mobile devices, but Instant Articles aren't compatible with the mobile-first styles used by Google and Apple.
Facebook Brings Suicide Prevention Tools to Messenger and Live
Facebook today outlined several new initiatives it has put in place to help those who may intend to harm themselves. The actions follow a commitment made last month by Facebook CEO mark Zuckerberg to do more to help those in need.
Facebook Integrating Song Samples from iTunes and Spotify
Facebook today announced a change to its iOS app that it hopes will help people discover more music. Facebook users will now be able to share Music Stories, which are 30-second snippets from shared songs or albums.
Apple Puts Its Foot Down, Will Require Apps Support iPhone X
Apple today told developers that soon all new apps submitted to the iTunes App Store must support the screen of the latest iPhone. "Starting April 2018, all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK, included in Xcode 9 or later," said Apple in an email to developers.