I had to change both my Android and iPhone apps to account for what I think was an underlying change in the Facebook API. In particular, the ‘feed’ Graph API functionality seems to have undergone a seemingly significant change, though I can’t yet confirm this with any other developers.
Issue: The “picture” parameter is not being honored unless an additional parameter called “link” is also supplied. I know that the picture would be displayed on facebook wall posts prior to Wednesday March 15, 2011; however, since then, the picture only gets displayed if a parameter titled “link” is also displayed
Bundle params = new Bundle();
String urlPrefix = “http://www.sogwiz(dot)blogspot(dot)com”;
//the facebook API for the wall feed allows you to provide an image url
params.putString(“picture”, urlPrefix + pictureString)
//NOTE: THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART. Picture no longer gets posted unless the link parameter is also supplied
params.putString(“description”, “sargon’s blog”);
//send facebook the request
String wallReturn = cc.getFacebook().request(“me/feed”, params, “POST”);
Can anyone please confirm and verify this?