Have you ever wanted to share your new Doodle Jump high score with all your friends only to realize that the game lacked the ability to publish your score to Facebook? The Official Facebook SDK for Android developers was released today, allowing communication between native Android apps and the Facebook social network. One feature that the Android edition of the SDK has that the iPhones version lacks is the Graph API that was displayed at Facebook’s f8 developer’s conference last month. The Android SDK also includes the latest installment of OAuth authentication, version 2.0, which enables the user to publish stories to Facebook via Feed forms.

With more than 100 million people accessing Facebook on their mobile phones every month, this SDK will give Android developers even more room to develop and explore. When it comes down to it, it’s the developers that define where an SDK goes and what it’s ultimately capable of and with Android being one of the fastest growing mobile platforms, it's apparent that there's nowhere but up. [Facebook]

There are 14 comments

O_o#AC says:

Can we expect to get a better Facebook app anytime soon?

CavemanOOGA says:

Is this an attempt to get on our good side for the utter shit their app has become in the past few days?

Yeah, I'd expect a better Facebook app to follow suit.

DeArca says:

Most Definite! I can't stand the Facebook for Android app.

rippley05 says:

Yea hopefully a better facebook app that doesn't Chew my battery like a beef jerky.

We can expect better battery efficiency from the next installment of the Facebook app.

PortareAF says:

We have an android Facebook app?!? I keep hitting that blue colored F app on my Droid, but it just keeps saying null error...

CavemanOOGA says:

Oh you didnt know? That's Null social networking. Its on the rise baby.

pheatton says:

I really hope this means a better Facebook app sometime soon. Face it, the current one blows.

shhon75 says:

Is facebook still down? What is it with the app.it was down for a week now its down again! FAIL

Preduck says:

Does this mean we might be seeing Facebook chat?

applejosh says:

How about releasing an app that just works rather than a new SDK? :/

Angelworks says:

You guys really need to take a class in programming - all this announcement means is you can hook into facebook with your app - like announcing high scores, or that you downloaded something or something.

JohnnyACE562 says:

Facebook app needs updating. But the Meebo app REALLY sucks. Hope Froyo brings a fix to that.