Thursday, January 31, 2013

Platform Updates: Operation Developer Love

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Pages Insights Changes

Earlier this year we launched Global Pages, a new Pages structure for Pages with an international presence. In our December 19th update, we introduced two temporary fields (global_brand_like_count and global_brand_talking_about_count) so that Pages could continue to easily access country-level insights about their Pages after transitioning to this new structure. We stated that these would be live until January 19th 2013. As the January 19th date has now passed, we have removed the temporary fields.

Updated App Center Game Categories

We are introducing new and updated game categories to the App Center to make it easier for people to browse and find games. These changes to genres, such as breaking out "Action & Arcade" into two separate categories, are aimed at helping people find a variety of games and drive more traffic to developers with apps in the App Center. The games category will move to the top of the category list and be prominently displayed with games subcategories below it. We will continue to periodically update game genres to reflect the growing and diverse games ecosystem.

Upcoming breaking changes

As announced in November, the following changes will go into effect on February 6th, 2013:

End of custom actions for content consumption
Authenticated referrals going away
Create_event permission required to remove attendees from event
Minor change to admin.getAppProperties call
Canonical URLs used when fetching Open Graph objects
Offset no longer allowed when searching posts
Curly bracket syntax for mentioning users in notifications going away
Removing ability to post to friends walls via Graph API
Picture connection/field may return a dictionary
Check out the Developer Roadmap for all updates on breaking changes.

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