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.
Apple Reiterates that All New Apps Must Support iPhone X
Apple today released a new beta build of iOS 11.4 and reminded developers that they need to use the latest tools and support the newest devices as they code their apps. "Starting July 2018, all iOS app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK and must support the Super Retina display of iPhone X," said Apple on its developer web site.
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.