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Platform Updates: Operation Developer Love

August 29, 2012ByNoorin Ladhani

Since last Wednesday's update, we published Early Success Stories: Fitness and Open Graph

App Dashboard Update

This week we are renaming the Credits section to Payments and placing this under App Dashboard Settings.

Beta Tier Update

Starting this week, only developers (those who have authorized the App Dashboard) and test users will be able to access the Beta Tier.

Platform Policy Update for Games

We're updating our games policies to focus engineering resources where social games have the highest impact and drive the best user experience – on and mobile. Our updated policy (sections I.13.a and I.13.b) allows desktop web games off of to only use Facebook for authentication, publishing and Social Plugins. This will be a breaking change for a small number of developers who will need to be in compliance by December 5, 2012, in accordance with our 90-day breaking change policy.

Next Week's Breaking Changes

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

  • Deleting FB.Canvas.setAutoResize
  • Built-in actions required for watching and reading
  • 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, August 22 and Wednesday, August 29

Bugs Activity

  • 176 bugs were reported
  • 33 bugs were reproducible and accepted (after duplicates removed)
  • 10 bugs were by design
  • 27 bugs were fixed
  • 115 bugs were duplicate, invalid, or need more information

Bugs Fixed

Activity on

  • 478 questions asked
  • 375 questions with a score of 0 or greater
  • 109 answered, 29% answered rate
  • 196 replied, 52% reply rate