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Facebook Launches Open Graph Mobile, Native Share Dialog and More

Facebook at its Mobile Developer Conference in NYC, unveiled three new products for their mobile-first platform.

Facebook releasing its latest figures for mobile platform stated that it now has over 680 million mobile users, and that more than 81 percent of iOS, and 70 percent of Android apps of top 100 grossing integrate with Facebook.

First up, Open Graph mobile, now available on mobile platform through new APIs–for easier integration of Open Graph into your mobile apps, allowing more people to tell their stories on mobile.

“The Object API, lets you directly create Open Graph objects and no longer need to host webpages with Open Graph tags and is available for both mobile and web apps,” facebook explains.

And, the new Object Browser, a simple visual interface is also launched today that helps you easily interact with the object data you publish.

Facebook Object Browser

Facebook is also improving mobile login dialogs that have been redesigned to give people greater clarity and control of their app permissions.

New Facebook mobile login dialog is 20 percent faster, and gives users more control over their permissions and privacy. Starting today, the new login dialog will automatically be applied to mobile and non-game web apps with no change required to the code.

It also releases a new Facebook SDK 3.5 for iOS.

In addition, the company has also released native Share Dialog, a tool that lets users share experiences from native mobile apps without needing to log in to Facebook first.

“”native Share Dialog,” also has built-in support for publishing Open Graph actions, so it makes sharing within developers’ apps much better “with just one line of code.”

It offers a lightweight and consistent way to enable sharing on native mobile apps. Similar to the Like button, you can create engaging sharing experiences with just one line of code.

Lastly, Facebook is launching the Facebook Technology Partners program to help developers leverage these new products across all the potential platforms.

According to the release notes, “these partners offer technical solutions that include SDKs, plugins, tools and services to help developers build great social apps.”

Update 04/24: Facebook just said that “Altoona, Iowa,” will be the home for Facebook’s newest data center.

Facebook is a global service of immense scale and complexity, “over 1 billion people use Facebook every month, and every day there are more than 2.7 billion Likes and over 2.4 billion content items shared with friends,” the company added.

Altoona will be our fourth owned and operated data center, and the third in the United States. The others are in Prineville, Oregon; Forest City, North Carolina; and LuleƄ, Sweden.

“The facility will feature the same Open Compute Project server designs and innovative outdoor-air cooling system that our others do, but it’ll also incorporate evolutionary improvements to the building design, networking architecture, and more,” the company wrote.

Facebook says it plan to break ground this summer and expect to begin serving user traffic in 2014.

To cash in on mobile traffic, Facebook rolled out a global redesign of mobile Pages that now features details about local businesses, star ratings, and buttons to Like, Call, or Check-In to them up top.

Finally, Spaceport.io has now been acquired by Facebook. But instead of shutting down, Spaceport.io will continue to operate its Adobe Air alternative under the direction of co-founder Peter Relan and the team from his incubator YouWeb that backed Spaceport.

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