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Facebook also releases Android SDK 3.0

Posted: , by Michael H.


Facebook also releases Android SDK 3.0
Earlier, we saw Facebook release the new and greatly improved native app for Android, and now Facebook has also released an update to its Android SDK. The new version of the Facebook Android SDK, which is version 3.0, adds a number of features and allows developers to more easily build in “common features”.

Facebook also releases Android SDK 3.0
The new SDK features support for native logins, and a new option to allow users to authorize permissions without leaving the app, making it a much faster process. There are also updates to take advantage of the Open Graph to allow people to tag their friends or find friends who have installed the app, show nearby places with customizable locations, and display a user’s Facebook profile picture for any object, including people, places, and things.

Facebook has also added better API calls, like “strongly-typed callbacks” and built-in helpers for things like posting photos. There is also now support for batch API calls, which should help make apps faster.

Some people were saying that the new native Facebook app for Android had broken integration with some apps, so perhaps this new SDK will help fix the troubles. 

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posted on 13 Dec 2012, 18:28 11

1. wendygarett (unregistered)

Downloaded the latest version and I must say, thank you so much facebook... Now I can share and see the picture a lot faster on android :)

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 20:03 8

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10312; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Picture loading was the biggest pain with the app.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 19:19 3

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10312; Member since: 14 May 2012)

New update is a night and day difference in terms of speed. They finally got it right after a year.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 19:27

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Yay :D

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 20:34

5. nwright94 (unregistered)

Welcome to having a native code app android users :D definitely a huge difference in terms of performance.

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