May 21, 2013
Facebook has just announced that a new feature that makes sharing from iOS apps easier has come out of beta. Available for developers to use through the latest Facebook SDK for iOS, the feature in question is none other than Facebook's native Share Dialog. Introduced just last month as part of Facebook SDK for iOS 3.5, the Share Dialog can be implemented by developers in their iOS apps with just a single line of code. But exactly what does it do anyway? Well, the Share Dialog enables users to share activity from apps without the need to log in to Facebook first. As a result, this does away with the one to three steps usually required to log in before being able to share from a Facebook-connected app. What's more, just like the post dialog in the official Facebook iOS app, the Share Dialog allows users to tag their friends and attach their location data when sharing. The Share Dialog also publishes Open Graph actions, which the native iOS 6 share sheet currently doesn't support. If you're a developer of a Facebook-connected app, you can learn more about the Share Dialog through Facebook's official documentation. And you can download the latest Facebook SDK for iOS that supports the Share Dialog from Facebook's developer portal.