Outlined in a new Developer Blog post, Facebook has updated its Android SDK with an easy-to-integrate Share Dialog and new login UI.
Rich native sharing experiences
The Share Dialog offers a lightweight and consistent way to enable sharing to significantly enhance people’s sharing experiences from your app.
People now have the option to share activity from your apps without needing to login to Facebook first, eliminating up to 3 extra steps required for login when sharing via the feed dialog. With just one line of code, you can enable people to start sharing in an engaging way that lets them tag friends and share where they are. In addition, the Share Dialog includes support for publishing Open Graph actions to make it easier for people to tell their stories.
Improved Login UI:
The updated Facebook Login UI not only looks better, but our tests also show it converts at a higher rate. We’ve refreshed the design in the LoginButton control and changed the default text to read – “Log in with Facebook.” Your apps gain the benefit of the redesigned UI without any code changes, and you can still override the default text via localization.
The new tools will allow developers to more easily take advantage of the social network’s sharing and user-information features.
Meanwhile, the company’s “Home” application for Android devices has continued to receive updates as Facebook aims to re-imagine the home screen experience.
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