Quick Fix: Facebook release an iOS SDK update. Time for renovations.
Looks like the people at Facebook are hard at work… a couple of weeks after writing this post, Facebook released yet another (pretty major) update to the SDK. Find out what you need to do here:
Since September 2012, Facebook has kept the iOS SDK on the down-low for some reason and the latest version of the SDK up until a few weeks ago was 3.1.1. This, in my opinion was a huge problem for developers that had to settle for a hybrid, half-baked SDK that used deprecated methods as a formal practice. For instance, in order to invoke facebook dialogs, you had to import the “Deprecated Headers” folder and utilize it’s methods. How lame.
Well, the good news is that 3.2 (and 3.2.1 following very shortly after) is out and it contains many improvements, better error handling and most importantly – uses blocks instead of delegation wherever it can. You will no longer find yourself importing the deprecated headers in order to open a web dialog and from now on you can use the new FBWebDialogs class to do your magic.
Alongside the SDK Facebook did some great work and released more useful tutorials to make sure the transition to the new SDK is smooth and clear:
I highly recommend taking a couple of hours to upgrade your code to support these API changes – you never know when deprecated methods will start breaking things…