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Learn to choose your platform, plan your strategy, and spread your message with Facebook!
Ready to build the next knockout Facebook app? Whether you're starting out with a humble (but useful!) HTML tag to welcome visitors to your Facebook page or planning a fully integrated Web site that connects your visitors with their Facebook friends, this book has the scoop. If you know justa bit about HTML and basic scripting, you're ready to go!
Find the fish — see how you can put your product or servicebefore Facebook users and "fish where the fish are" with apps and Pages
Get the tools — check out the Facebook Developer app and choose a text editor, hosting service, and scripting language
Explore APIs — learn about OAuth 2.0, Graph API, Real-Time Objects, the Search API, and more
Make it mobile — program your app on the iPhone or Android Facebook SDK
Be businesslike — turn app development into a business, advertise and sell your apps, and keep up with the rules
Open the book and find:
How to create developer and test accounts
Tips for setting up an app-hosting foundation
Steps for creating a 5-minute app
How to recreate your Web site within Facebook
Integration points and how to use them
Cool ways to use Social Plugins
How to translate your Web site into multiple languages
Pitfalls to avoid
Install the Facebook toolkit and use the Graph API
Use Facebook Markup Language and Facebook Query Language
Create applications for marketing and making money
Boost your brand with a Facebook page
BUILD FACEBOOK APPS THE FUN AND EASY DUMMIES WAY The book assumes only basic HTML and scripting knowledge, and will serve as the perfect beginner-level reference to getting up and running building Facebook applications. What the book covers: Facebook Application Development For Dummies is a beginner-level, approachable reference on building Facebook applications. It covers the essentials of getting up and running with Facebook applications built either as a first Facebook app or extend an existing application within Facebook. Topics included in the book: Facebook toolkit Installation and My First Facebook application Getting started with Facebook Markup Language Getting started with Facebook Query Language Making your Facebook interface pretty Navigating the Facebook API -RESTful. Creating Facebook applications for marketing and viral purposes Creating Facebook apps that will make money Facebook game development
A fun and easy guide to creating the next great Facebook app!
Want to build the next runaway Facebook app like Farmville or Mafia Wars? Interested in leveraging Facebook app development as part of a marketing strategy? Whether you want to build your own Facebook app from scratch, extend an existing Facebook app, or create a game, this book gets you up and running in no time. Master the Facebook toolkit, get acquainted with the Facebook Markup and Query languages, navigate the Facebook API—even learn how to make money with your new app!
- Shows you how to build the next great Facebook application with just basic HTML and scripting skills
- Delves into what makes a good app and what makes a lucrative app
- Explores how to create Facebook apps for marketing and viral reach, creating apps that can make money, and Facebook game development
- Reviews the Facebook toolkit and gets you started with the My First Facebook application
- Covers Facebook Markup and Query languages, navigating the Facebook API, and how to create a compelling interface
Create the next killer Facebook app with this approachable, fun guide!
About the Author
Jesse Stay is a social media technologist, consultant, and developer who specializes in Facebook and related technologies that enable business owners to reach their customers in a viral manner. He is Social Media Director for the LDS Church as well as founder and CEO of Stay N Alive Productions.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding the Basics of a Facebook Application.
Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Facebook Application Development.
Chapter 2: Building Your First Application.
Chapter 3: Delving Deeper — Understanding Your Application and Navigating the Application Setup Process.
Part II: Integrating with the Facebook.com Environment.
Chapter 4: Targeting Integration Points.
Chapter 5: Targeting Brands through Facebook Pages.
Part III: From Fishers to Farmers — Building Facebook on Your Own Site.
Chapter 6: Turning Your Web Site into a Facebook Page with Open Graph Protocol and Social Plugins.
Chapter 7: Integrating Facebook on Your Web Site through Graph API.
Chapter 8: Knowing What Information You Have Access To.
Part IV: Delving into APIs.
Chapter 9: Understanding OAuth 2.0 — The Basics of Facebook Authentication.
Chapter 10: Understanding the Essentials — Basic API Calls Every Developer Should Know.
Chapter 11: Getting Updated with Facebook’s Real-Time API.
Chapter 12: Searching with Facebook’s Search API
Chapter 13: Integrating Facebook into a Mobile Experience.
Chapter 14: Testing Your Application.
Part V: Turning Your Facebook Application into a Legitimate Business.
Chapter 15: Helping Your Business and Brand Benefi t from Facebook.
Chapter 16: Preparing for the Worst: What Every Facebook Application Developer Should Know.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Successful Facebook Applications.
Chapter 18: Top Ten Facebook Application Development Resources.