Facebook on Saturday announced Facebook Connect for the iPhone. Facebook Connect enables users to take their Facebook friends, identity and privacy with them wherever they go. This will also help developers in making their websites and desktop applications more social.
So, if you are a developer of iPhone apps, now your apps can benefit all the benefits that Facebook Connect sites and Facebook Platform apps already enjoy. And users can connect their Facebook accounts with any iPhone app using the simplified Facebook authentication. With Facebook Connect, users can bring their real identity information to their iPhone, including basic profile information, profile picture, name, friends, photos, events, groups, and more.
With Facebook Connect, users will be able to easily share and distribute information about themselves and actions to their friends via Facebook Feed stories and status updates. And the users can control who can see what pieces of their information – the same rules that they set on Facebook will be applied in iPhone apps.
Some applications with the Facebook Connect platform are already live in the Apple App Store. Some of them are Agency Wars, Binary Game, iBowl, Live Poker, Tap Tap Revenge 2, Urbanspoon, Who Has the Biggest Brain? and Whrrl.