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Platform Updates: Parse Developer Day, Local Currency Tutorial, and More

July 17, 2013ByMing Li

This week, Parse announced the first Parse Developer Day coming up in September. To help canvas games developers migrate to local currency, we published a step-by-step tutorial with sample code. We also updated our Android SDK with bug fixes. Finally, we updated our Open Graph submission documentation to include best practices that developers should consider before submitting their app.

Join us at the first Parse Developer Day

Yesterday Parse announced its first annual Parse Developer Day. The full-day event will take place in San Francisco on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Marriott Marquis. Parse Developer Day will open with talks from Parse co-founders Ilya Sukhar, James Yu, and Kevin Lacker. The keynote will also include a Parse customer panel led by Doug Purdy, Product Management Director at Facebook, with the developers who created apps for The Food Network, Sesame Street, and more.

In the afternoon, you can choose between three different hands-on mobile app development tracks. The first track will focus on the basics of Parse, the second will feature talks from Parse partners such as Microsoft, Twilio, Sendgrid, and Xamarin, and the third will be a more advanced look at Parse functionality.

Early Bird pricing is available through August 16 - $35 for students and $45 for developers. All ticket sale proceeds will be donated to, a nonprofit serving youth in New York City, Washington D.C., and San Francisco. The organization provides free, out-of-school training in computer programming to high schoolers.

Registration and more details about the event are available at the Parse Developer Day website.

Local Currency Payments tutorial

We're now just over a couple months away from the Credits breaking change date of September 12. To help make the transition easier, we have put together a step-by-step tutorial with sample code on how to integrate Local Currency Payments in your app.

Facebook SDK 3.0.2 for Android

We released an update to the Facebook SDK for Android that includes bug fixes for samples. Download the latest SDK now.

Updated Open Graph submission best practices

We've updated our Open Graph submission documentation with best practices. Take a look to make sure your app follows our review guidelines before submitting.