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Platform Updates: Operation Developer Love

August 1, 2012ByJeff Bowen

Since last Wednesday's update, we launched the Recommendations Bar social plugin and announced this Friday's Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp.

App Center Now Available Worldwide

We’ve been gradually rolling out the App Center to ensure a smooth transition for users and developers used to the old Apps and Games dashboard. Based on positive feedback from users and strong performance for developers, today we’re excited to make the App Center available to all Facebook users worldwide.

New Support for Localized Images

Last month, we introduced new localization functionality that lets you translate your app’s name, tagline, description and detailed description. Today we’re enabling developers to also upload localized icons, banners and screenshots. Localized images will be displayed to people based on their language setting and will be used across Facebook, including news feed, timeline and App Center. If you don’t provide localized images for a specific language, we will continue to use the images you uploaded for your default language. Check out the docs to learn more about localizing your app.

Support for Specifying IDs Parameter as an Array

This week we introduced a small new feature to the Graph API to allow the ids parameter to contain a JSON-encoded array. This is useful if you are specifying a series of URLs which could contain commas. For example:

url = '' +

August Breaking Changes Now Live

The August Breaking Changes announced in May per our Breaking Change Policy are now live and are as follows:

  • Disabling FB.Canvas.setAutoResize
  • Page Post GETs from Graph API/FQL will require an Access Token
  • Removing prompt_permissions.php and prompt_feed.php
  • Removing Add To Timeline Plugin

See the Completed Changes page for more info.

Upcoming September Breaking Changes

As announced in June, the following breaking changes will go into effect on September 5th, 2012:

  • Deleting FB.Canvas.setAutoResize
  • Renaming 'likes' property of Comments and 'votes' property of QuestionOptions
  • Minor change to admin.getAppProperties call
  • Returning actual size in photo_src table

Check out the Developer Roadmap for more info.

Weekly Stats

The following stats are for activity between Wednesday, July 25 and Wednesday, August 1:

Bugs Activity

  • 145 bugs were reported
  • 27 bugs were reproducible and accepted (after duplicates removed)
  • 8 bugs were by design
  • 13 bugs were fixed
  • 48 bugs were duplicate, invalid, or need more information

Bugs Fixed

Activity on

  • 444 questions asked
  • 350 questions with a score of 0 or greater
  • 114 answered, 33% answered rate
  • 196 replied, 56% reply rate