Facebook Apps Secrets

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Integration of apps in to Facebook can be very beneficial for developers. You will be able to integrate your app into the News Feed and also the notifications. The core technologies on Facebook are platforms such as Social Plugins, Graph API and Platform Dialogs.


1. Canvas Page – this can be load in to Facebook as an app. The language or tool to build an app must support web programming. Some of the tools used are Java, C#, PHP or Python. A Canvas URL which contains the HTML, Javascript and CSS is use to display the Canvas Page within the Facebook web page.
Bookmarks are use to enable users to easily navigate back to your app from within Facebook. Users can add the bookmarks to favorites which prioritizes your app. Bookmarks also show a counter that represents the number of requests for your app.

Notifications are meant to provide up to date interesting changes to content relevant to users. You can trigger a notification to users who may find it useful.

There are two types of requests that can be sent.

• User generated requests – these are requests confirme by the user’s actions and updates.
• App generated requests – these are requests that can be send only to users who have authorized your app.

News Feeds are show to users upon logging into their Facebook account. These stories can be an experience, a new app or a new game that they are playing. New experiences can be post on to Facebook with photos or a video detailing the events of that experience. Your friends can share in that experience by looking at the pictures or videos and can also make some comments.

2. To begin with an API, you have to have an API key. To get this key, you have to create an application, select an application name and agree to the terms of use on the developer’s application page. Once you have done this you will be assign an API key and a secret key.

3. FBML also known as Facebook Markup Language is Facebook’s version of the HTML language use on the internet. There are some exceptions of the tags use in FBML and they are HTML, HEAD, BODY and Javascript.

4. FQL also known as Facebook Query Language is Facebook’s version of SQL also known as Structured Query Language, which is widely used on the internet. FQL is a query language that allows users to query other user’s data by using a SQL-style interface, thus avoiding the need to use the Facebook Platform Graph API. Data return from an FQL query is in a format called JSON.

5. For accessing Facebook’s server, the use of Javascript SDK (JS SDK) is recommended. This is a set of features that includes REST API, Graph API and Dialogs. It provides the rendering of XFBML versions of Social Plugins and a way for Canvas pages to communicate with Facebook.

6. There are numerous apps that can easily create a profile page that is comprehensive, attractive and user friendly. The following sites are good recommendations.

7. Facebook uses its Groups product to integrate with their existing features. Here’s how you can start integrating apps.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction To Facebook Apps
2: Exploring Facebook API
3: Discovering Facebook Markup Language
4: Understanding Facebook Query Language
5: Working With Facebook Java Script
6: Creating Apps Working On Fan Pages & Profile Pages
7: Integrating Apps On Newsfeeds And Notifications
8: Register Your Applications On Facebook
9: Optimizing Facebook Applications
10: Expand your Facebook Apps To Mobile

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