Login with Facebook has arrived for applications using Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems, as Facebook announced in a post on its developer blog that Facebook Login for Windows 8 is ready to use in production apps, while Windows Phone 8 support is being launched in beta.
The social network wrote in the blog post:
We’re excited to partner with Microsoft to help Windows and Windows Phone developers reduce sign up friction and reach login conversion rates of 70 percent or above. For more details, please visit the documentation for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. You can also use the Facebook C# software-development kit developed by the Outercurve Foundation and sponsored by Microsoft.
Facebook also offered the following instructions to developers:
To use Facebook login in your Windows or Windows Phone apps, you need to set the appropriate Microsoft IDs in your developer settings:
To obtain your Windows Store ID, login to your Windows Store account and follow the rest of the steps. To obtain your Windows Phone ID, find the product ID you entered in your WMAppManifest.xml file without the dashes.
Readers: Will the ability to incorporate login with Facebook help developers of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps?