Facebook App Review Deadlines Approaching

Facebook App Review Deadlines Approaching


You have 8 days to submit your apps for App Review to retain access to Facebook Platform APIs before the August 1, 2018 deadline.


After the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook has started a series of breaking changes to improve data protection and focus on the advertisement business.

Until now, only the new Apps have been required to approve the App Review. Before August, ALL apps must apply for an App Review to retain the current permissions. 

  • August 1, 2018: deadline to re-request: Facebook Login permissions outside of email and default; access to Pages API, Groups API, Events API, Messenger API, Instagram API, and Business Manager API. Reference:  App Review Deadlines Approaching

Technically, the Facebook platform has not changed, so there is no immediate need to upgrade the sites. However, Facebook is going to require the approval of each use case to access the platform services. The approval process takes time; we recommend submitting the App Review in the next days.

To help you in the task at hand, we have prepared this detailed tutorial with the sum of experiences submitting App Reviews.

Be sure to prepare the materials required in the App Review with the latest AutoTweet or Joocial versions; they contain minor Facebook branding adjustments to comply with the requirements.

Should you have additional concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.


 

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Today we are incredibly excited to introduce Joocial 9 Beta 1 release. It marks the point where the new software is fully operational. All the moving parts are defined and working as expected. We have completed the architectural definitions and implementation of the core.

Joocial 9 aims to provide a better toolkit for post sharing running everywhere: iOS, Android, Desktop, and on the web as a Progressive Web App. Joocial 9 will offer a consistent user interface to handle social content management on the underlying platform in a portable, cross-platform way. That means the Joocial app will work no matter where it runs.

Joocial 9 Beta 1 is here! - New User Interface

It is still not ready for production, and it can only be installed side by side along a Joocial 8 installation. However, the Beta version allows testing with the new concepts that are coming in the next major release of our extensions.

Joocial 9 Beta 1 is available for testing, and it can be downloaded here

To the moon!

Today we are incredibly excited to introduce Joocial 9 Alpha 3 release of our future hub for CMSs. This is mainly an internal milestone, but it marks the point where the new software is fully operational. All the moving parts are defined and working as expected.

Joocial 9 aims to provide a better toolkit for post sharing running everywhere: iOS, Android, Desktop, and on the web as a Progressive Web App.

Introducing Joocial 9 Alpha 3, the extension and the mobile app

Joocial 9 will offer a consistent user interface to handle social content management on the underlying platform in a portable, cross-platform way. That means the Joocial app will work no matter where it runs.

Features of Joocial 9

Joocial 9 has some handy features:

  • A New Usage Scenario for Joomla optimized to be intuitive.
  • The same user experience on desktop and the mobile app for Android and iOS.
  • A Simple Plugin model (no more optional plugins).
  • Translations will be provided in the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese Brazil, Dutch and Polish. More languages will be added after the initial release.
  • Rebuilt on strong quality assurances (automated end to end testing) 

That’s a long way of saying there are cool features in Joocial we think our users will appreciate.

Screenshots

As a glimpse of how it is working today in our testing sites, in the following screenshots, we can show how the new Composer and the Channels are managed in the new user interface:

New Mobile App

Mobile App UI

New Channel Navigation

Channel Manager on Desktop

New Composer

New Composer

Migration?

No migration. The new version is going to be fully compatible. It will be installable side-by-side with the current version 8. We expect to support both versions at least for one year.

Deprecations

In the upcoming release, we are going to remove features that were defined ages ago, they have been with us for years, but they are no longer actively used.

  • Plugins and Settings will be removed/simplified.
  • Paywall Mode
  • Community Auto-Posting
  • Front-End User Channels
  • Jootool, Front-End Management. The whole extension will be available on the front, back and in the mobile app.

We are going to need your feedback!

Today’s alpha release represents more than one year and a half of hard work over thousands of commits, and we’re just getting started. Joocial 9 is not production ready yet, but we hope to be at that point soon. For Joocial 9 to move forward, we are going to need your feedback and testing.

In the next months, we are going to publish a series of Beta versions for testing. To simplify the testing, the new Joocial 9 will be installable side-by-side with the stable version. So, you will be able to test the new shiny feature along the current installation.

To the moon!

XT Adaptive Images 4: Support of HTML's new responsive image attributes

We have released XT Adaptive Images 4.0. This new major version of the plugin brings with several big news for responsive images generation:

  • Adaptive Images, we have rewritten the code to empower the following techniques and implemented unit testing to confirm that it works reliably in all cases. 
  • HTML's new responsive image attributes, the new version can generate an image adapted for the screen and declare all the available image sizes in the new srcset and sizes attributes. For more information about the HTML features,  Responsive Images Done Right: A Guide To picture And srcset
  • Lazy Load, we have updated the original stable version of the jQuery plugin and added a new Vanilla Lazy Load (beta) alternative, with support of srcset and sizes attributes.
  • Compatibility with Joomla 3.8 or superior. Including compatibility with Joomla! 4.

This new major version also embodies a new direction in our development practices, where we manage the process to include unit testing and best coding practices as part of the general methodology to produce high-quality software for desktop and mobile devices.

To the moon!

Extly in 2017: A fantastic year!

2017 Happy Holidays Extly

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Extly.  Wishing you a spectacular 2018!

  • In this year, we have released several updates to AutoTweetNG and Joocial 8, and at the same time continued the development of the next major version, Joocial 9.

  • We have also released XTDir 6.6 for SobiPro 1.4, EasySocial 2.1 and JomSocial 4.5.

  • In 2017, we have created a brand new service: JoomGap SlimApps,  the easiest way to create a mobile app based on an existing website. Additionally, we integrated web and push notifications for Joomla and presented SlimApps and Joocial content hub at Joomla World Conference, Rome.

  • Finally, we are readying a new AutoTweet and Joocial version (8.18) to say goodbye to this amazing year. At this time, the beta version is already available in the Member Downloads.

 

Looking forward to an exciting 2018!

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Black Friday 17

Valid until December 1st, 2017

The connected life has these wonders. In the past week, we released AutoTweet and Joocial 8.16 to support Joomla's Custom Fields. Today, we are releasing AutoTweet and Joocial 8.17 to support two breaking news from the biggest social media outlets:

  • Twitter has expanded the tweet limit of 140 characters to 280 characters. We can already find tweets that are fully embracing the new freedom to write longer texts. We have adjusted the extensions accordingly.
  • Facebook is adding new controls to limit the content of posts to the authors. We are actively following the topic and releasing new versions to be updated with the latest news. In the previous change, Facebook mandates to keep the Open Graph Tags syncronized with Posts of content items (Changes to Facebook post publishing rules). Now, with the release of API 2.11, Facebook has added a validation to associate Pages and Domains. So, posts can only be published to Verified Domains. This control does not affect directly to the extensions, but it is a new configuration step that has been added to the authorization workflow: Facebook Link Ownership Guide.

Support of Twitter's 280 Limit and Facebook's Domain Verification

The new AutoTweet and Joocial 8.17 beta version are available in the Download Area, and the stable versions are going to be released in the next week.

 

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