After the news that the data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly used tens of millions of users’ data for ad targeting, Facebook was made clear that it would make significant changes to its developer platform. This resulted in a pause on the app review process, as well as a number of API endpoints. Venture Beat brought this interesting information to us in their article, “Developers report Facebook’s revised app review is slow and confusing.”
This means that numerous applications (mobile or otherwise) were no longer able to interact in any way with the Facebook application. I noticed it on a few of my own devices but am completely comfortable with this feature being removed if it means my data is a tiny bit safer. Not everyone apparently agrees.
Developers are aggravated and impatient at the extended delay in reviewing and approving new app review process. Most third-party developers will still go where their customers are. But while the API changes Facebook has made haven’t changed how many developers view and work with the social media giant, some of their customers are proving less than eager to integrate their products with Facebook.
Melody K. Smith
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