This week Facebook company Parse announced the launch of new Parse software development kits (SDKs) for Apple’s tvOS and watchOS 2, so Facebook developers can build immersive apps for the Apple TV and the Apple Watch.
Parse previously released support for the Apple Watch and App Extensions in April, which enabled developers to build apps with extensions running on Apple Watch alone—without having to rely on a constant connection to an iPhone. More recently, the company announced the open sourcing of its SDKs in August.
A major challenge faced by Parse was local storage with tvOS, and it decided to re-architect local data persistence from the iOS SDK.
In response to the problem of logging into apps via tvOS (difficult without a regular keyboard), the Facebook integration library has been updated to let users login to tvOS apps using the Facebook tvOS SDK by using just a few lines of code.
Both new SDKs, as well as the updated Facebook integration library are available on GitHub.