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Platform Updates: Operation Developer Love

May 23, 2012ByEric Osgood

Since last Wednesday's update, we published a developer Spotlight on Tumblr, explained how to drive mobile app installs with the App Center, announced that we will be hacking and presenting at Over the Air and explained how to use Insights to get to know your unique users.

User restrictions for Open Graph stories

Developers can now create a better user experience in their Open Graph App by only showing stories to users that meet certain restrictions such as age, country or certain kinds of content. For example, a video app can specify that stories published by their app may only appear in countries in which they have launched. These settings can be applied against all content from the app or on a per object basis. For example, a video app can restrict stories from movies rated PG13 to viewers age 13+, and restrict movies rated NC17 to viewers age 17+. If there are multiple restrictions applied to a story, we choose the most restrictive option. To learn more about how to implement these new settings, please see the documentation.

Breaking changes effective on June 6, 2012

As announced on the Roadmap, on June 6, 2012, the following changes will be in effect:

Removal of FBML
FBML apps will no longer work on Platform. The "FBML Removal" migration will appear and will be enabled for all apps. It will be possible to disable the migration, thereby re-enabling FBML, until July 5, 2012 when the migration and all FBML endpoints will be removed completely. If your app is still utilizing FBML, please update your code to use non-FBML endpoints before June 6 to avoid any issues.

XMPP Connections must be done over TLS
Apps connecting to Facebook's XMPP service will be required to use STARTTLS for all connections. We will start rejecting unencrypted connections.

Bugs activity between Tuesday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 22

  • 199 bugs were reported
  • 40 bugs were reproducible and accepted (after duplicates removed)
  • 5 bugs were by design
  • 15 bugs were fixed
  • 39 bugs were duplicate, invalid, or need more information

Bugs fixed between Tuesday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 22

Activity on between Tuesday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 22

  • 487 questions asked
  • 440 questions with a score of 0 or greater
  • 162 answered, 37% answered rate
  • 270 replied, 61% reply rate