Facebook announced a few updates to make it easier for developers to find the products they need based on industry, see updates about developer services and APIs, and make Parse apps remotely configurable.
For starters, there’s a new industry-focused section on the Facebook Developers site.
Facebook’s Eric Osgood writes, “We noticed that app developers in the same industry have similar needs throughout an app’s lifecycle— whether it’s to acquire new users, convert dormant users into active users, allow users to spread the word about your app, or to monetize your app. We wanted to provide targeted Facebook solutions to help meet your specific needs.”
The new section includes industry-specific materials for e-commerce, entertainment, games, photos, and travel. Each industry page includes a video of an experienced partner manager and a list of resources, as well as case studies and best practices/checklists. These pages can be found using the Products tab on the top navigation of the site.
“We updated the service health dashboard to provide up-to-date information about the health and status of our developer services and APIs,” says Osgood. “The status page will now display more granular and frequent updates on service issues in a more easily digestible format. Updates will be linked to the task for the issue, and you will be able to follow whether it is resolved or ongoing.”
Finally, Facebook launched Parse Config, which it describes as the simplest way to store your app’s parameters for updating on the fly. It lets you keep configurations out of the app’s binary so changes don’t require a fresh app release.
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