Today we welcomed more than 1,700 developers to f8, our global developer conference in San Francisco. Our mission is to help developers all over the world build, grow and monetize apps across all devices and platforms. Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the day by talking about three themes:
- Stability for developers: We realize the best way for us to help developers build apps that improve lives and connect the world is by providing a stable foundation. This year, our most important news is that we’re completely focused on building a stable platform.
- Putting people first: We’ve heard from people that they are worried about sharing information with apps, and they want more control over their data. We are giving people more control over these experiences so they can be confident pressing the blue button.
- Cross-platform tools and services: Our goal is to build a bridge between mobile platforms to make things easier for developers.
- The new Facebook Login: Letting people select what information to share with apps
- Anonymous Login: A way for people to log in to apps without sharing personal information from Facebook with developers
- Improved stability: A two-year stability guarantee for our core developer products
- App Links: Making linking between apps easier
- Parse updates: We updated Parse pricing to make building apps less expensive, and introduced tools for developers to build apps with Parse that work offline.
- Message Dialog: Letting people share content from apps with friends through Facebook Messenger
- Mobile Like Button: Like the Pages or content of individual apps through a native, mobile Like button
- FbStart: A new program to help mobile startups grow through a package of resources and tools provided by industry leaders
- Send To Mobile: An easy way for people to send an app to their phone after visiting a web site and logging in with Facebook
- Audience Network: Developers now have a new way to effectively monetize mobile apps
Today we also announced four new public content APIs to help media companies tell richer stories with Facebook content and data. Internet.org also announced today that developers can now submit applications to participate in the Internet.org Innovation Lab at Facebook. To learn more and apply, go here: internet.org/innovationlab. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back next year — we’ve already set the date for our next f8, March 25, 2015. You can read more about all of these products on our Developer blog or tune in to watch the live stream here.