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Facebook Levels Playing Field for Android, iOS Developers

facebook-sdk-ios-3-2Facebook announced an update on Tuesday, 20th August to its software developer kit (SDK) for Android that lets app users share to Facebook without having to log in to the network. Developers can now add a line of code to their apps that allows users to push content from the app to their Facebook page. If a user is already logged in to Facebook on their phone, they won’t need to log in again to share content, tag friends or share their location.

Facebook released this same sharing feature for iOS in April. Tuesday’s update puts Facbook’s Android SDK on par with the iOS SDK, meaning there is nothing developers can do on one operating system that they can’t also do on the other, according to Facebook.

“We’re focused on providing the best products and tools to help you build great apps for any device or platform,” wrote Facebook software engineer Chris Lang in a blog post.

Facebook confirmed that 73% of the top 100 Android apps already integrate with the platform, and the hope is that this update will elevate that number even higher, said a Facebook spokesperson.

Credit: Mashable


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