Microsoft today announced Facebook Login APIs for Windows Store apps. As many developers rely on Facebook Login to tap into the Facebook social graph to enhance their applications’ experience, Facebook Login API support becomes essential in creating apps.
Microsoft with its partnership with Facebook announced Facebook Login APIs on Windows 8/8.1 and Windows Phone 8. Developers can get access to documentation and the APIs through Microsoft’s Windows App Builder blog and Windows Phone Developer blog as well as Facebook’s detailed documentation for Facebook Login for Windows and Facebook Login for Windows Phone. While Facebook Login for Windows 8 is ready to use in production applications, and for Windows Phone 8, Facebook Login is in beta.
Lots of apps like Foursqaure, iHearRadio, Adobe, etc, will start making using of this API.
· Foursquare will use the Facebook Login API on Windows devices to “make it even easier for people to use Foursquare to find new places, keep up with friends and share experiences,” said Akshay Patil, Head of Platform at Foursquare.
· Adobe will be implementing the Facebook Login API capabilities for Adobe Revel and Adobe Photoshop Express on Windows 8 “to help people get the most out of their photos and easily share their memories with friends and family,” said Lea Hickman, Vice President, Consumer Products for Adobe.
· For iHeartRadio, the addition of the Facebook Login API for Windows devices “will enable quick and seamless access to iHeartRadio, allowing listeners to share their favorite stations to Facebook, leave comments and enjoy more in-depth interactions,” said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.
If you are not interested in providing Facebook Login API for your users, you can always use Microsoft Account API.