Facebook has recently released a major iOS Software Development Kit (SDK) update for developers as they promised to a few weeks ago.
SDK 30 Beta is packed with many features that will help enable iOS developers to start taking advantages of Apple’s recently commenced relationship with the social networking giant.
During Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote last month, Apple announced system-level Facebook integration into both the Mac OS X and iOS 6. The Facebook integration gives the users an additional outlet to share content.
However, it also means that there would not be a need for OAuth. For those of you who were not aware, OAuth is an app that would ask you to authenticate yourself through Facebook, forcing you into the Facebook app or website. In iOS 6, Facebook login credentials will be available system wide so it would not be needed.
One of the most exciting things about SDK 3.0 for iOS (as pointed out by MG Siegler) is the fact that there is not much a lot of talk about HTML5. It seems that it is all “Native” and “Objective-C.” This reiterates that Facebook iOS app is will be getting a much-needed makeover. Like iOS 6, SDK is still in beta. Perhaps, this October, we may see a number of Facebook-dependent applications.