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Platform Updates: Operation Developer Love

March 6, 2013ByAlvin Sng

March 2013 Breaking Changes Now Live

As announced in December, the following breaking changes go into effect today:

  • No more accessing mailbox FQL tables without a user session
  • Removing apps from /me/accounts/ and page_admin FQL table
  • Removing redirect to docs when hitting

Updated policy for developer payment registration

When you register a company with Facebook in order to accept payments on Facebook, you are required to provide verification documents if you use 1) a bank account located in certain countries outside the U.S. or Europe or 2) a PayPal account. With this policy update, you will not be able to accept payments from users until your documentation is approved. This is required in order to comply with relevant laws and to continue to ensure a safe ecosystem for both developers and users.

This policy is effective as of April 22, 2013, allowing developers several weeks to provide the necessary documentation. Apps that register with Facebook on or after April 22, 2013, and that do not use a qualifying bank for payouts will not be able to accept payments until their verification documents are approved.

If documentation is required, you will receive a prompt in the company registration flow, and we will notify you via email once we verify your information. You also have the option to change your payout method to a qualifying bank account if you do not wish to submit additional documentation.

Visit our help center for more information on what is required and how to submit.

New Preferred Marketing Developer Program app process and badge requirements

We have re-opened the apps process to the Preferred Marketing Developer Program with two updates.

  • In order to focus on high-potential candidates who have proven success working with clients on strategies in-line with our owned, paid and earned media narrative, we are moving to a referral based system where candidates will have to be referred by either a Facebook or Ads PMD employee.

  • We have also announced new requirements for the PMD badge, pushing candidates and members towards deeper integrations across Pages, Ads, Apps and Insights.

For more information, please see the PMD Badge page.

Weekly stats

The following stats are for activity between 02/27/2013-03/06/2013:

Bugs activity

  • 217 bugs were created this week
  • 48 bugs were assigned this week
  • 195 bugs were resolved this week
  • 24 bugs were fixed this week
  • 171 bug were were duplicate, invalid, or by design

Bugs fixed

Activity on

  • 402 questions asked
  • 64 questions with a score of 1 or greater
  • 23 answered, 36% answered rate
  • 38 replied, 59% reply rate