February 26, 2013
Facebook has just released an update to its official software development kit (SDK) for iOS. The new 3.2 version of Facebook SDK for iOS offers easier development of Facebook-integrated iOS apps thanks to its improved mobile analytics, error handling, and Web dialog support. To help developers in the distribution and promotion of their apps, Facebook has added support for purchase events, increased ads optimization, and additional usage metrics. In particular, the new SDK enables additional metrics including iOS 6 native share sheet and built-in native UI controls usage. The new version of Facebook SDK for iOS also enables support and documentation for all types of error responses. Furthermore, it enables use of Web dialogs sans deprecated headers. In addition, the SDK update introduces a new FBAccessTokenData type, which "encapsulates token data information such as token string, permissions, expiration date, etc. to make it easier to open a session from token data explicitly." If you're a developer of Facebook-integrated iOS apps, you can download Facebook SDK for iOS 3.2 now. A few days ago, Google also released an update to its Google Maps SDK for iOS. The new version of the SDK features ground overlays, gesture controls, geodesic polylines, and a sample app. What’s more, coinciding with the update is the opening of the SDK to all developers. In other related news, Facebook has reportedly blocked Vintage Camera. Developed by Presselite, Vintage Camera is a Facebook-integrated app that's something of a competitor to Instagram, which the social networking giant acquired last year.