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With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted. The social network pointed out that its initial hackathon of 2016 was also its 50th companywide hackathon, so it was dubbed the Global Hack Jubilee. Facebook also highlighted its Voyager transponder, saying in a blog post that it was built on the data-center tech ...
Facebook added an instant-verification component for its Account Kit to its software-development kit for Android. The social network introduced Account Kit at F8 in April as a way for developers to allow users to login to their applications with their phone numbers or email addresses and to register for their apps without creating passwords.
… to login to their applications with their phone numbers or email addresses and to register for their applications without creating passwords, making the process simpler for users and hopefully boosting engagement for developers. Mak also said in the blog post that since its introduction in April, Account Kit has been implemented by developers in 26 countries, resulting in conversion rates of up to 90 percent. Developers: What have your experiences been like with Facebook’s Account Kit? …
… provided details about localized technical documentation, Facebook’s new app dashboard, rate limiting and the social network’s API upgrade tool in a blog post: Localized technical documentation: In recognition of the fact that 70 percent of Facebook developers are located outside of the U.S., documentation for the social network’s most important…