Category Archives: Development Tips

Debug version of the Facebook JavaScript SDK now available

I think most of the facebook applications are using the JavaScript SDK.  Even though the stability of the JavaScript SDK has been improved a lot already, there may be cases where developers would like to check and know what is … Continue reading

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Better Dialogs for Canvas and Page Tab Apps on Facebook

In the latest Facebook Developer’s blog, Facebook announces that Platform dialogs are all built to run in a variety of display contexts on both the desktop and mobile web. As part of our continued efforts to make these dialogs work … Continue reading

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Field Expansion in Facebook’s Graph API – a new feature

Just 30-minutes ago, Facebook has announced in its blog that Graph API now support “Field Expansion”. According to Facebook, Field expansion significantly improves performance for API calls and reduces your coding effort for retrieving data from the social graph. You … Continue reading

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Facebook PHP SDK v3.2.0 released!

Just in case you are not aware of, Facebook PHP SDK v3.2.0 has been released on 03Aug. It can be downloaded from the official site. If we compare the latest vesrion (for which the zip file is marked as facebook-facebook-php-sdk-v3.1.1-76-g98f2be1.zip) to … Continue reading

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Facebook places more restrictions on Facebook Applications for sending email to Facebook users

As we all know, Facebook applications send email to its user via the notifications.sendEmail (for details of theAPI, see here). While Facebook is in the progress of deprecating this API, Facebook has recently placed even more restrictions on this API can … Continue reading

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New and Easy Way to Get Facebook User Profile Pic in Alternate Sizes

It is very common for a Facebook application to display profile picture of the current Facebook user and/or profile pictures of the user’s friends. In the past, Facebook provides only a few “sizes” for us to choose from, like normal, … Continue reading

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Tips for Submitting Facebook Open-Graph Action for Approval

More and more people use the new Facebook Timeline already and Facebook keeps on enhancing how Facebook application can interact with the user’s timeline profile via open-graph action. No matter how you use open-graph actions in your application,  your application cannot publish … Continue reading

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How to obtain your Facebook application’s Access Token

There are FB APIs that require the usage of an application’s access token (e.g. sending an app to user FBAppReq, publishing the user score on an app) Referring to the doc https://developers.facebook.com/docs/authentication/applications/, we can get the app’s access token by … Continue reading

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