Apple TV has often received criticism for annoying users with its text input system, especially when logging into services and applications which requires entering a password using an onscreen keyboard. Facebook has found a way around that — launching its own SDK for that purpose.
The social networking giant today announced Facebook SDK for tvOS Beta, to get around a few problems faced by users and also to integrate its social network platform on Apple TV.
In this SDK, Facebook has stressed upon three features, Facebook Login, Share to Facebook and Facebook Analytics for Apps.
Facebook’s new Login SDK has support for a login method that doesn’t require you to enter anything on the Apple TV remote. You go to whichever third-party app you’re trying to get into, click on ‘Login with Facebook’, and it will let you bypass Apple’s login setup. All you would need to do is just enter a short security code in your phone which will be provided by Facebook on screen.
The new SDK would also include the ability for developers to allow users to share links, photos and video from tvOS to Facebook.
Facebook’s new SDK comes equipped with an analytics package to help developers track the performance of their app. This can be added right to any app using the same manner as you would on an iOS app.
The SDK is likely to gain enough traction, given that Apple TV issues are not limited to a single user. This would eventually help Facebook to get a strong foothold in Apple TV environment.