Facebook updates SDK for Android, launches Android Dev Center

Facebook today released its latest SDK for Android and a new Android Dev Center with resources for building successful social apps.

The Android SDK now includes native UI controls that Facebook recently began offering for iOS. These pre-built user interface components allow developers to begin from a standard template rather than building each from scratch. For example, Friend Picker lets people tag friends in an Open Graph action or find their friends who have installed an app, Places Picker shows nearby places for checking in, and Profile Picture control shows the profile picture for any Facebook user, page or place. Login controls offer a uniform way to manage user identity and app permissions. These tools serve to save developers time and to create consistent experiences for users across different mobile apps.

Like its iOS counterpart, the new SDK for Android includes improved session management and API support for developers. There are also tools for measuring clicks and installs from Facebook’s new mobile app ads.

Developers can visit the Android Dev Center to download the latest SDK and get information about building apps on Facebook’s mobile platform.

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