Facebook Now Making It Easier For Applications To Create Other Apps

This afternoon, Facebook announced the launch of the new Create Application API, which “allows widget providers to programmatically generate” the API key “and other necessary settings” for child applications. Previously, applications like the quiz generators, required users to go through complicated processes for generating new applications. This left many developers in a challenging situation.

For platform developers, many applications have now been forced to lead users through the process of installing the Facebook developer application and then creating new apps. It can be extremely cumbersome and in the process, there is a large number of users which fall off in the process. Widgets, like DISQUS and JS-Kit have been forced to consider whether to bypass Facebook’s application creation process.