Facebook makes it easier for iOS developers to add sharing to their apps

By , May 20, 2013

Facebook SDK 3.5 (data and publishing permission dialog)

Are you not getting enough Facebook in your life? Do you find yourself wishing that your third party apps offered better integration for the social network? If you answered yes to either one of these questions, you’ll love this.

Facebook just announced that it’s pulling the native Share Dialog feature it introduced last month out of beta today. This will allow developers to add sharing features from the social network to their apps with a single line of code…

The company explains that the new Dialog offers a lightweight and consistent way for developers to enable Facebook sharing from their apps. This will eliminate the need for users to login before sharing, negating up to 3 extra steps.

From Facebook’s developer blog:

“The Share Dialog further improves upon theiOS 6 share sheet by adding support for publishing Open Graph actions to make it easier for people to tell their stories on mobile. In addition, people can now tag friends and share where they are enabling them to share in a more meaningful and engaging way, while helping even more people connect with your app.”

If you’re a developer, and you’re wanting to check out the new Share Dialog, you can find it in Facebook’s SDK 3.5 for iOS by clicking here.

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  • Joe B

    Who doesn’t have enough Facebook in their life? Facebook is everywhere!

  • Joe B

    I still think that the Phone book surpasses Facebook. Haha just kidding not many people use the Phone book anymore!

    • http://twitter.com/PrsnSingh Prasoon

      I don’t even remember the last time I saw a phone book coming to my house as part of a mail.

  • Bob

    Facebook is trying to take over the world.

  • Gorgonphone

    very annoying feature..

  • http://www.facebook.com/BikenNo.9 Biken Dangol

    Facebook application is worse application in my iPad,Right now. It lags as if I’m using cheap ass droid phones.

    Is it a strategy of Facebook to make it’s native phone prominent or whatever ? But I can tell that people won’t shift for that.

    5 Months ago it was like best,smooth application. Now it’s callous and shit like thing.

  • reden87

    This new Share Dialog geature is iOS 6.0 + only.. This sucks! An iOS 5.0+ native share dialog would be nice from Facebook..