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Facebook Developer News April 16, 2010

April 16, 2010ByPete Bratach

Facebook Platform engineers added Translations and iPad support to the Facebook iPhone SDK this past week. Also, Facebook and iSEC Partners wrote about secure Facebook application development. Read on for more news about what we've launched recently.

Facebook iPhone SDK Updated

If you build applications with the Facebook iPhone SDK (formerly Facebook Connect for iPhone), you can now integrate them with the Facebook Translations engine. Now your iPhone applications can appear in any of the 70 languages available on Facebook today.

Also, the iPhone SDK now supports the iPad, so your applications can run equally well on both devices.

Secure Application Development Tips

Facebook and iSEC Partners have teamed up and written an article on secure Facebook application development. Read the article on the OWASP site. You can find more security information on the Developer Wiki.

Returning All Comment XIDs

You can now return all XIDs, update time, and count information for all Comments boxes and Feed story comments associated with a given application. Simply query the comments_info FQL table.

Simplified Prompting for Email

If you prompt users for the email extended permission, you no longer need to specify an email domain. Any application requesting a user's email address must continue to adhere to Platform Policy regarding email, such as abiding by the CAN-SPAM Act and not selling or transferring any email address to any other party.

Stay Informed

Keep an eye on this blog to get the latest developer news, and check Platform Live Status to see the current state of Facebook Platform. You can subscribe to them both via email. We also publish a weekly article that lists the week's code check-ins impacting developers.

We hope you get yourself familiar with these features and we welcome your feedback on the Developer Forum.

Pete, a writer on the Facebook Developer Network team, can't wait to spread the news in person at f8 next week.