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Connect The Easy Way With New Facebook Single Sign-On

Never again will you forget those passwords or waste time signing in to different apps while on your mobile device. Today, Facebook announced the launch of Single Sign-On. Sign in to the Facebook app on your mobile device and use it to log in to any social app on your phone. The best news of all is that developers can add Single Sign-On to any app with just a few lines of code and a couple of minutes’ worth of time.

Facebook used Groupon as an example of how awesome this new feature is. Once you’re signed into the Facebook app on your phone, you can open up the Groupon app and tap the “Facebook Sign-In” button. Zuck’s vision for this is that it will open the doors to the mobile world in a way nothing ever quite has.

This platform will allow devs to easily build great social experiences. This creates easy sign-on capabilities which makes users happy. Happy users are users who will log in much more frequently.

The updated Android app will roll out today, including the SDK for Single Sign-On. The iPhone version will hit your devices sometime next week. Perhaps more important to developers is the news that their location API will now be writeable – making it simple for code monkeys to write amazing new apps built around the Places platform.

Nintendo Unveils Wii Party

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced a combination of Mario Party and Wii Sports today with a new offering called Wii Party. The upcoming concoction will feature games such as the “International Vacation Game,” “Mii Jyan” roulette and “Balance Ship.” Each game will of course have your Mii starring in it somewhere. “As you know, ‘Wii something’ are the titles that we use only with software that Nintendo has developed exclusively for Wii with the aim to make them marquee titles for Wii,” a translation reads from a presentation given to investors by Iwata. “We are developing this game with the aim to make it a marquee party game for Wii.”

This take on the Mario Party series swaps your Mii for Mario and his pals. It adds a few board games and other puzzlers. Considering the success of the Wii series of games, this has a definite shot of being successful. Is this something that will interest you? How do you think it will compare to the Mario Party series?

There’s always a party going on when it’s time to grab some new software for your computer.