UPDATED 22:15 EDT / APRIL 26 2009

Facebook to announce new developer offerings tomorrow

The Wall Street Journal (login required) is reporting that Facebook will be making an announcement tomorrow regarding a new developer offering.  The article states:

Facebook Inc. is expected to announce significant plans to open up core parts of its site — namely the information that appears in the stream of updates on users’ homepages and profiles — to third-party developers so that they can build new services on top of it, people familiar with the matter say.

It appears Facebook’s redesign movements of turning their homepage into a more twitter-esque setup is looking to take the next logical step that Facebook Connect has started by opening up their activity stream a lot more.  Next week Microsoft’s will announce the ability to display Facebook updates in their stream on your Live.com homepage.

The article also mentions access to photos and notes and refers to it as if its something new, but those features have been available via the API for some time so maybe they are adding new API calls and making the off-site authentication and user approval piece a better user experience.

We should know more tomorrow as they are expected to hold a press conference regarding these new developers offerings.


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