Over the past couple days Facebook has been shutting down a large number applications due to changes to the automated platform monitoring system.
This morning many developers took to the Facebook dev forums to complain about the issue. We’ve also had a few developers reach out to us directly on the issue. One developer wrote in the forum that “a developer friend of mine got his app back today after 6 days of disable.”
The most significant issue is that many applications with tens of thousands of daily active users go mostly unnoticed by Facebook since they are small in comparison to large applications like Zynga’s, which have millions of daily users.
The large applications that we’ve heard about being shut down includes Photo Effect, Social Interview, and Good Reads, although many more are complaining about the issue.
One of the Facebook engineers has already acknowledged the issue via a hacker new post and says that he’s working on fixing the issue. Eugue, the Facebook developer continued: