If an app or game wants to post to your wall, ask for your location, or post things to your friends, it has to get specific consent from you first, directly from your phone.
Facebook’s database of you, your friends, and the entire world is going grow as a result, as will the degree of intelligence built into the social network. And yes, so will Facebook’s monetization options.
Facebook has launched a new set of actions to help app developers and Facebook members post about things they are doing, such as reading books, watching a movie, or biking.
Facebook is eliminating the awkward construction of some of your news feed stories with this feature, a developer-cum-grammarian’s dream.
Around the world, the biggest apps — and the ones that make the most money — are turning to Facebook for users and features.
Because nothing says “We care” like an email that says “Hey bud, this upcoming change is gonna break your app.”
Facebook has just announced its new Shared Activity plug-in, a tool that lets you manage who sees what you’re doing on Facebook-connected apps.
Facebook and fitness. Who knew these two seemingly disparate pursuits would blend so magically together? But fitness apps (and social competition in fitness activities) have seen huge growth since app developers got access to Facebook Open Graph.
Facebook announced today it’s giving developers a new toy: the capability to tag a user’s Facebook friends in an off-Facebook app.
Facebook-linked actions for “wanting” or “faving” or “nomming” various items from around the web and the real world have been around for a while, but Facebook is now testing an official, homebrewed Want button for products, as well.
Following in the steps of its “actions,” Facebook on Wednesday introduced a new Timeline tool for third-party applications called action links. These customizable links will appear below an app’s post on your timeline or news feed alongside the links for Like and Comment. You’ll start to see the new links immediately on full web versions of Facebook, but they’re not on mobile.
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Editor's Pick It’s the worst-kept secret on the Internet: Facebook Actions, a new way of interacting with apps, content, and brands, are coming to the social network.
Zipcar launched a Facebook application today, for the company’s “tech-savvy” customers.
Relax, Justin Bieber fans, streaming music service Spotify rolled out a new version of its desktop application today that lets you hide your listening activity from Facebook friends.
Facebook’s efforts to raise its reputation for technological openness suffered a blow with the departure of Monica Keller, a well-regarded program manager for open Web standards whose career at the company proved short-lived.
Facebook is going to go beyond rolling out standalone applications for iPhones, Google Android devices or feature phones and start considering itself a platform for developers to distribute mobile apps with.
Reid Hoffman, founder and chairman of business social network LinkedIn and now a partner a Greylock Partners, talked this afternoon about Facebook’s ambitious new Open Graph initiative.
Facebook has reignited the openness debate by launching tools this week that may reshape the web and hand the company a big advantage over its competitors.
The core of Facebook’s big f8 conference today is centered around the idea of an Open Graph, a map of people’s relationships and their connections to all objects and content on the Web. That means Facebook can not only map who you’re friends with, but it and other applications interacting with the social network can also graph the restaurants, books, movies, news articles and cities you like.