Facebook's Breaking Change - A Nerdery Interactive Primer
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FACEBOOK BREAKING CHANGE REMOVING FBML FROM THE PLATFORM
SAVE THE DATE JANUARY 1, 2012FBML will no longer be supported. We will not fix FBML bugsafter this date with the exception of security and privacyissues JUNE 1, 2012FBML apps will no longer work on Facebook. All FBMLendpoints will be removed.
DO I HAVE AN FMBL APP?There are a few tell-tale signs of a static FBML application.A Static FBML has an easily recognizable icon that you can find without being aFacebook Developer or Administrator to a page. FBML APP POSSIBLE FBML APP
AM I AN ADMIN OF A PAGE?If you are not sure if you are an admin of a Fan Page, you can quickly find out by...1. Go to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/browser.php2. Click "Pages I Admin"
DO I HAVE A FBML APP? As the Administrator of a Facebook Fan Page you have access to all theapplications that are installed on your fan page.The apps view can also quickly tell you if you have a Static FBML applicationinstalled.If you are the Fan Page admin you will see the "edit" button. Find that button andthen we can keep searching...
ADMINISTRATOR VIEW Once inside the admin view of your Fan Page, look for the "Apps" tab. Clicking the "Apps" tab will load all applications that are installed on your fan page.
IDENTIFYING FBML ICONSYou want to start to look for the following icons...The first 3 icons represent static FBML applications. These are the applicationsthat are in jeopardy and will be deleted for you by Facebook on June 1, 2012.The last icon is an icon that did apply to Static FBML applications and regulariFrame applications. If you see the four icon there is a bit more searching for youto perform.
FBML APP LISTINGHere we can see the icon (blue) and the word "FBML" in the name and descriptionof the application.Here we can see the "atom" icon and the word "FBML" in the name.
ONE LAST TEST FOR THE ATOM ICON If you find an Atom icon, click on the "Go to App" link.If click opens this window.... you have an FBML application. Notice the changed icon.
SO NOW WHAT?!If you have an FBML application:• Create a new Facebook application using the tab canvas.• Youll need to migrate that application to HTML and use the iFrame implementation.• Youll need to re-write your app and remove the depreciated FBML tags and replace with the new XFBML tags as needed.• Host your new app on a web server• Obtain an SSL certificate
IN CLOSINGGo out to the FBML markup and make a copy of that code. Some of it can bereused to make your new application.Simply copy and paste thetext into a document andsave it for later review.
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