Why Facebook wants more Android developer friends

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is working harder than ever to ensure that developers don't just "like" integrating with its platform but love doing so. The social networking giant recently unveiled a revamped Android SDK as well as a new Android Dev Center with additional tools and resources for building social apps. Backwards compatible with the previous version, the beta of Facebook Android SDK 3.0 includes a number of pre-built app fragments to speed the development process for creating apps. Login controls, for example, are designed to make it easier to manage identity and related permissions inside the app, while Friend Picker allows app users to tag their Facebook friends or find others who have installed it. So far, response from the Android community to Facebook's new resources seems to be positive. Special feature


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