12/12/2012 8:55:53 PM
How the new Facebook policy effects your apps
https://appdevelopermagazine.com/news_old/files/Screen Shot 2012-12-12 at 8.54.14 PM-20121212-205536.png
App Developer Magazine

How the new Facebook policy effects your apps

Richard Harris Richard Harris in Mobile Tech Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Facebook introduced it's new privacy policy today and with it came a change in the way users accept your app's permissions when prompted. Previously when an app needed permission to a users Facebook account a single dialog would appear asking the user to allow the app permission to do so. With one tap the app could have permission to your Facebook account, but Facebook is trying to keep their users from inadvertently accepting permissions to apps they don't want to have access.

So now there is a second prompt to insure privacy but it might cause some users to bail out of the permissions prompt entirely and avoid the hassle - which means your app could lose some social traffic.In some cases there will actually be a third prompt if an app needs "manage" permissions.

Some good news is that they have made the dialog prompts less intrusive, and they have bundled some permissions together. But still the least amount of prompts a user will see is 2, one for read and one for write permission.

Facebook says all mobile and non-game web apps will be converted to the new auth flow automatically. No changes are required to a developer’s code.

Read more: http://www.insidefacebook.com/2012/12/12/how-chang...


Your name and email will not be public or shared in any way.

A new way to manage your development projects

Learn the best ways to organize your app development projects, and keep code straight, clients happy, and breathe a easier through launches.

The Latest Nerd Ranch Guide (3rd Edition) to Android Programming

Write and run code every step of the way, using Android Studio to create apps that integrate with other apps, download and display pictures from the web, play sounds, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.

Starting your own app business?

How to create a profitable, sustainable business developing and marketing mobile apps.