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Have you got into FB Apps programming?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by necada, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. necada

    necada Regular Member

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    Has any of you really got into learning Facebook API and program legit apps for it?

    What is the knowledge we would need and how hard is it?


    Im not talking about neoapp tinies and those kind of things of course
     
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    Anger66 Registered Member

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    The base language which operate facebook apps is let me say php and mysql (can be any web development language), Facebook API just connect this together and can give you informations, etc...

    For some base apps you don't need to be expert. My suggestion is to start with php+mysql and when you will learn basics of it you will understand for what is facebook api used.
    Good luck
     
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  3. cruddpuppet

    cruddpuppet Registered Member

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    It's not hard at all. If you have background experience in any language in which the facebook api exists, you will be fine. In fact, with the new graph api, you don't even need to know a programming language to use it. (although what you can do will be really limited...)
     
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    cruddpuppet Registered Member

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    It's not hard at all. If you have background experience in any language in which the facebook api exists, you will be fine. In fact, with the new graph api, you don't even need to know a programming language to use it. (although what you can do will be really limited...)
     
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    cruddpuppet Registered Member

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    It's not hard at all. If you have background experience in any language in which the facebook api exists, you will be fine. In fact, with the new graph api, you don't even need to know a programming language to use it. (although what you can do will be really limited...)
     
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    cruddpuppet Registered Member

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    It's not hard at all. If you have background experience in any language in which the facebook api exists, you will be fine. In fact, with the new graph api, you don't even need to know a programming language to use it. (although what you can do will be really limited...)
     
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    cruddpuppet Registered Member

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    whoops double post
     
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    Its worth you learning FBML

    Same as html but facebook's language.
     
  9. necada

    necada Regular Member

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    Yeah but FBML is pretty easy....

    I want to be able to program complex apps not CPA spammy ones... I got a handful of ideas... Just need to get into it

    You know thats money swimming right there... When I see some legit app with 100k+ users bad monetized even my heart cries
     
  10. cruddpuppet

    cruddpuppet Registered Member

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    Which is why you learn a programming language to go with it. FBML is usually for UI stuff, anyway.

    If you see an app that isn't monetized properly, just contact the developer. I'm sure they would give you a cut of the money if you helped them monetize it.
     
  11. necada

    necada Regular Member

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    I started learning programming languages in my Computer Engineering Degree this year... But its Racket, more a software development language and I hate it -.-

    Need to get into php tho
     
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    Be aware that not everything available in regular javascript will work in a facebook app because of your app getting in some sort of security sandbox before being displayed inside facebook. Php is the easiest way to go.
    You are only allowed to store the fbuid for more then 24h in your local db....
    For the rest it is relativelt easy if you know php. Follow the guides and examples in the api docs.
     
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    I've been thinking about this a good bit lately and have several ideas for some apps that may take off. Writing the app is not hard at all, but you really need to spend some time in design in my opinion. You may could throw some simple app together really quick but if you don't have a method to scale what happens if the app takes off, then your box will crash and you'll lose those users. Make sure you host it on ec2 or another cloud host with a method to scale it just in case you have a good idea. Take a look at some of the apps on InsideFacebook and you will see some that come out of nowhere to quite a few users in just a few days.
     
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    This is spot on. Learning how to implement SDKs, FMBL, FBJS, opengraph, ect.. that is the easy part. Developing complex applications that can scale up to millions of users quickly and with minimal effort.. that is a more difficult then you might think.
     
  15. necada

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    never thought of that... Im not even near well informed about cloud computing and hosting... I know almost nothing about it... better do some research first... Got any suggestions?
     
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    Write an app that works, first. If it gets popular, you may be able to make enough money to hire or work with a developer that is well versed in such things. You will probably be better off doing this, both developing the app and working with someone who is able to take it further.
     
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    nanaolup Newbie

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    Yes I am into fb apps programming and I can make it easily. if oyu need any help let me know