Enter any store this time of year, and you’re almost sure to be assaulted by the sights and sounds of crying children and angry adults. Appropriately enough, then, Facebook’s issued a reminder to developers to behave themselves.
Facebook’s going to enforce its Developer Principles and Policies with renewed vigor, and Paul C. Jeffries, a member of the Platform Policy Team, published a blog post explaining what’s expected.
The main two rules are to “be trustworthy” and “create a great user experience.” Subdirectives include “respect privacy,” “don’t mislead or surprise users,” “don’t spam,” “build social and engaging applications,” “give users choice and control,” and “help users share expressive and relevant content.”
Developers should be careful to follow these regulations, because Facebook has given itself permission to crack down on violators in pretty much any way it likes.