Facebook releases SDK for Android OS

My 2009 photo of Android at the Googleplex.

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Social-networking site Facebook joins the list of companies realizing the potential of Google’s Android mobile OS and embracing it. Facebook which already has a SDK (Software Development Kit) for iPhone has launched the official Facebook Software Development Kit for Android, the SDK was demoed at Google’s conference in San Francisco last week.(http://code.google.com/p/fbconnect-android/).

” Over 100 million people use Facebook on their mobile phones every month, and Android is one of the fastest growing mobile platforms. We’re open-sourcing tools and example code that make it simple for the thousands of Android developers to integrate Facebook Platform into their applications and reach a large and ever-growing mobile audience. ” blogged Steven Soneff on Facebook’s official Blog “The library is very simple. With only a few lines of Java, your application can become social. ” he said.

The app for Android OS is currently available in a beta form, features include enabling developers to make requests to the new Graph API, publish stories back to Facebook via Feed forms, and use of strong authentication using OAuth 2.0.

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