Microsoft is Bringing Facebook's Open Source React Native to Windows
Friday, April 15, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Among the announcements at Facebook’s F8 developer conference was the continuation of the company’s efforts with its open source React Native platform for building iOS and Android interfaces. Included in the announcement is the news that Microsoft is bringing React Native to the Windows ecosystem, giving developers the ability to build React Native on Windows PC, P...
Facebook Releases Beta Facebook SDK for tvOS
Friday, December 4, 2015 by Richard Harris
Facebook’s new beta SDK for tvOS provides developers with the opportunity to build social experiences into the new Apple TV. The Facebook SDK for tvOS allows developers to build a number of features into their apps including:- Facebook Login: A way for people to log into an app and receive personalized experiences. To log into an app with their Facebook account, people ...
Facebook SDK for Unity Makes it Easier to Integrate Unity Games
Thursday, October 1, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Facebook’s new SDK for Unity v7.1 provides the opportunity for Unity developers to better integrate their games with Facebook.The new update includes full support for Unity 5, support for the new WebGL build target and Facebook’s latest native mobile SDKs with new tools and features.Some of the new features offered with the Facebook SDK for Unity v7.1 include:- Improved...
Making Sure the Facebook SDK Works with iOS 9
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 by Richard Harris
Developers whose apps built using the Facebook SDK for iOS will need to update to the final version, v4.6 and v3.24, of the SDK. Specifically apps that use Facebook Login, App Events , Analytics for Apps, Sharing across Facebook and Messenger, App Invites, App Links, or Native Like should be updated.The new SDKs include the following:- Compatibility with Xcode 7 and iOS...
Facebook SDK Gets Updates for iOS 9
Saturday, August 22, 2015 by Richard Harris
To prepare for iOS 9 Facebook has released the Facebook SDK for iOS v4.6 and v3.24 in beta. This SDK includes the following updates:- Compatibility with Xcode 7 and iOS 9 beta 5. (This also applies to Audience Network.)- Support for App Thinning by including bitcode. (This also applies to Audience Network.)- Automatic defaults to the optimum experience for iOS 9. This m...
Facebook Adds Deep Linking for Mobile App Install Advertising
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by Richard Harris
Facebook has announced that it has extended its deep linking capabilities beyond engagement ads to now include mobile app install ads. This new feature will help developers send people directly to specific information when their app is opened for the first time.When a person taps on a mobile app install ad on Facebook, the developer can choose to send them to a specific...
Chukong Technologies Cocos2d x Mobile Game Engine to Include Full Facebook Integration
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Chukong Technologies, in collaboration with Facebook, has announced that it has updated the Cocos2d-x and Cocos2d-JS game engine to include full Facebook platform integration.The announcement follows in the footsteps of the Facebook SDK for Unity, which was released over a year ago. Now there are over 5,000 games using the Facebook SDK for Unity across Facebook and mobi...
New Marmalade 7.4 SDK Optimizes Cross Platform Development for Windows Phone 8.1 and iOS 8 and Xcode 6
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Marmalade has launched the latest edition of its cross-platform app development tool with the release of Marmalade 7.4.The updated SDK includes a number of new features to assist developers in deploying their apps to a broad range of platforms. Marmalade uses a core C++ tool to give game developers the ability to publish native like performance for games in the app stor...
Facebook Now Provides the Ability to Measure and Track Specific Conversions Across Mobile Devices
Thursday, August 14, 2014 by Richard Harris
Facebook has announced the ability to provide cross-device reporting for Facebook ads, enabling advertisers to see how people are moving between devices, across mobile apps and the web, before they convert. This reporting provides insight into cross-device conversions which are becoming increasingly common as people move between their phones, tablets and deskt...
Corona Releases Composer GUI in Latest Version of Mobile SDK
Monday, August 4, 2014 by Richard Harris
Corona Labs has announced the new public release of the Corona SDK. There are a number of new features and fixes in this public release. One of the biggest is that Composer GUI (in beta) is now available to all users of Corona SDK, including the starter and basic version. Also, this build addresses Google Play’s coming deadline conceringn using their advertising ID...
Facebook Announces More Stable Platform with Versioning and Graph API 2.0
Thursday, May 1, 2014 by Richard Harris
During the f8 developer conference Facebook assured app developers that providing a better mobile experience for both developers and users is a priority. Among the announcements was API Versioning and a two-year stability guarantee for core products such as Login, Sharing, Requests, SDKs and frequently used Graph API endpoints. This means that if Facebook...
Guide: Using Facebook To Get App Installs
Friday, April 4, 2014 by Artyom Dogtiev
marketing plan is a crucial step in app development. There are several types of
advertising/influence making that go into a good marketing mix - media buying,
a strong press release, traffic generation, media coverage and social media
become the platform that allows a single solution, combining social media
marketing and tr...
Amazon Appstore Monthly Round up: January 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014 by Richard Harris
The Amazon Appstore had a busy start to the New Year, adding several new services and features to its growing developer ecosystem. Below are some of the latest highlights and case studies gathered so far this year. · A new and improved developer portal is now available for Amazon Appstore, helping devel...
Facebook Add App Ads for Mobile User Engagement and Conversion
Thursday, December 26, 2013 by Richard Harris
Facebook has released three new updates to make it even easier to create mobile app ads, reach existing users, and drive people back into an app.
Developers can now create mobile app ads for engagement and conversion from Facebook’s Ads Create tool, offering a simpler way to set up engagement campaigns (to roll out the week of Christmas). Developers will still hav...
LifeStreet Opens Up RevJet Monetization Services to Directly to App Developers
Sunday, September 1, 2013 by Richard Harris
LifeStreet has announced that it is making its RevJet monetization platform available outside of the Facebook framework. The company has made a name for itself with helping Facebook app developers monetize their offerings and now is offering its ad display services to iOS and Android developers.
Developers can download LifeStreet’s SDK or directly link to industry medi...
Facebook Entices Gaming App Developers With Cross Platform Unity3D SDK
Friday, August 30, 2013 by Richard Harris
The big hits keep coming at Unity’s Unite Developer Vancouver, Canada with Facebook’s announcement of its new cross-platform SDK for Unity games.
Web, iOS, and Android gaming app developers can now use Facebook's social and identity features to enhance their gaming experience. The formidable partnership between the world’s largest gaming platform in terms of developers...
Facebook SDK 3.7 for iOS is Now Available
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by Richard Harris
Facebook released it's latest SDK for iOS version 3.7 this week, which includes many updates such as automatic error handling that should help developers spot problems between their app and Facebook sooner. Also in the update is a refresh of the login screen UI which is what is presented to users inside your app when interfacing with the social shar...