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Facebook apps.. Have you made one, or have thoughts on them?

Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:15 PM

I was thinking about throwing together a low level facebook application - you know to work through the kinks of actually making something more generally useful.

Has anyone here gone through and made one or tinkered on project doing it?

Any pointers, tips, or pitfall warnings would be appreciated.
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Re: Facebook apps.. Have you made one, or have thoughts on them?

Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:28 PM

It has been a couple years since I worked with the facebook api, but if it's the same, it really isn't that much different than writing any other program.

The api itself is used like a database; you request a list of friends, or photos, or whatever, then its up to you do whatever you need with that data, and you return a chunk of html for it to display. Just like working with any other php program that deals with user accounts,except instead of making db calls you request the info from facebook.
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Re: Facebook apps.. Have you made one, or have thoughts on them?

Posted 11 August 2009 - 04:07 PM

Baisicly Flash right?
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Re: Facebook apps.. Have you made one, or have thoughts on them?

Posted 12 August 2009 - 08:46 AM

Okay.. php.. it would assume I can write a stand alone app that doesn't use the facebook data and say.. interacts with my own database, right?
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Re: Facebook apps.. Have you made one, or have thoughts on them?

Posted 14 August 2009 - 03:34 PM

Everything you need to know is on the Facebook website (http://developers.facebook.com/). There are even a set of libraries for PHP, a Wiki and forums too. As mocker said - it's not really that difficult or very different from working with any other web app (other than where your data is coming from and the format your data is coming out in.)

If you want a really quick start tutorial try http://www.merchanto...k-php-tutorial/

~ Craig

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Re: Facebook apps.. Have you made one, or have thoughts on them?

Posted 16 August 2009 - 01:37 PM

I messed around with it once, and it wasn't for me.
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