Facebook offers a helping hand to game devs

Facebook is set to announce a new initiative that will give developers unprecedented levels of information to build games and other such services upon.

The group is expected to announce on Monday measures that will open core parts of its site, such as information that steams onto users' homepages, to third-party developers for them to build software on.

It means that developers could, with user permission, access the photos, videos, notes and comments in order to create more topical and personalised applications. It is thought that this data can be pooled using an open technology standard that other websites can use.

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