Facebook Reveals Its Next Six Months of Platform Features
Facebook has just published a detailed roadmap of the features it expects to add to its Platform over the next six months, along with projected launch dates.
While the roadmap is intended largely for developers of applications â€“ both on Facebook and on third-party sites and mobile apps using Facebook Connect â€“ it gives users an idea of how we might interact with these apps in the future.
Some pieces that sound intriguing:
The Open Graph API will allow any page on the web to have all the features of a Facebook Page â€“ users will be able to become a Fan of the page, it will show up on that user’s profile and in search results, and that page will be able to publish stories to the stream of its fans.
Email: Developers will be able to ask users to share their primary email addresses (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Notifications: Application-to-user and user-to-user notifications will be removed, and instead developers will use stream, Inbox, and Email.
We’re still digesting the roadmap and will update with details, but in the meantime, you can check it out for yourself on Facebook’s developer wiki.