In a move to endear the upcoming Windows 10 platform to a larger user base, Microsoft has decided to let developers and app makers build new apps that will feature Facebook integration.
The integration will reflect in all apps developed for Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 operating systems which can be run on smartphones, tablets and PCs.
“If you are developing a universal Windows app for Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 and are currently using the Facebook .NET SDK, we recommend that you evaluate the new Windows SDK for Facebook for use in your app,” said Microsoft in a blog post.
If you will use either a maps service, a restaurant finder, Instagram or HD gaming apps, there will always be a way for you to share feedback, updates, photos and scores on Facebook.
Having witnesses the near demise of its home-grown social networking site Socl which it had initially pitted against Facebook, this new integration proves that Microsoft will have to depend on Facebook to meet users' need for social networking even when we are using apps belonging to other genres. With a user base nearing 2 billion this year, Facebook integration is surely a must-have for app makers hoping to enter the mainstream.