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October 2009 Platform News

November 3, 2009ByPete Bratach

As part of our ongoing effort to improve communication with our developer community, we offer you the latest monthly roundup of the announcements, new features, and updates to Facebook Platform that occurred during October, 2009.

This month we announced our first ever Platform roadmap, so you can know in advance where we're headed and what to expect in the coming months.

New Features

  • Check out the developer roadmap, and see how we're simplifying user communication, improving application discovery and engagement, and offering new developer products and policies.
  • We've extended Facebook Share to enrich the sharing experience on your website and make it easier for you to measure engagement. With a live counter and Share analytics, you can now track how often users share, comment on, like, and click back to a shared item.
  • Monitor the current state of Platform with the Platform Live Status feed. You can subscribe to the feed via RSS. You can also subscribe to our announcements by email.
  • Help users easily integrate Facebook into their websites and widgets with the Create Application API.




  • Watch a video demonstrating how to drag and drop photos in Facebook for Adobe AIR.

Keep an eye on this blog (or subscribe to the RSS feed), the Platform Live Status (or subscribe to its RSS feed), and the weekly Push Changes articles for announcements, changes, and other important bulletins.

As always, we appreciate your continued feedback in our Developer Forum -- let us know how we can reach and communicate with you even better.

Pete, the technical writer on the Platform team, likes keeping you up to date.