Developers make very public reaction to Facebook's 'anonymous' login feature

For something that launched at its developer conference, Facebook's recent announcements about an anonymous login feature for third-party apps didn't necessarily win over the bulk of its audience.

At f8 2014, Facebook said the login would allow users to demo apps before they provide their personal data. The new login is also designed to provide granular control over what data types they give an app and what information about their session will get shared on its service.

Of course, even those who work professionally in software development are often Facbeook users, and there were certainly a number of them who were cheering the announcement almost as loudly as marketers and consumers.

It didn't take long, however, for the deeper impact of the announcement to start sinking in. 

Some developers suggested their peers will face some challenges to justify the "old ways" of working with Facebook and its vast user base.

For still others, Facebook's move was hypocritical and misleading, especially since it will continue to use a unique identifier for all app users.

Then again, this could just be more proof that the social network that started on a university campus is really entering the big leagues of business.