Facebook has released the beta version of its latest Facebook SDK for Android, today. This SDK, which was demoed at the Google I/O last week, is being released at a ripe time; when the news of Android overtaking iPhone sales is spreading like fire.
The release of an API gives app developers power to incorporate more features into their applications. The release is in a beta stage and Facebook will soon release example source codes to help developers begin using their SDK.
Some of the features included in this SDK are,
- Strong authentication using OAuth 2.0
- Making requests to the new Graph API
- Publishing stories back to Facebook via Feed forms
Facebook is slowly shifting its focus from Apple to Google as it clearly sees that Android OS is the next big thing. What is surprising here is that the API released for Android, although in beta has more features than the one to be released for Apple.
The release date of the iPhone SDK has not been announced yet but it is expected soon. With these two releases, Facebook ensures a better reach from mobile devices.