Iskandar Najmuddin

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Iskandar Najmuddin

  1. 1. What’s New on The Facebook Platform? Iskandar Najmuddin Nudge - nudgesocialmedia.com Facebook Developer Garage London www.facebookgarage.co.uk December 9 th , 2009
  2. 2. Stream Story Render <ul><li>Stream Story Views: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary: 90x90 image, “See more” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detail: Normal view </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary shown when story text is longer than 300 characters or story has more than 1 image </li></ul>
  3. 3. Lightweight FB Connect JS <ul><li>FB.Connect methods getting you down? Try the simplified Javascript! </li></ul><ul><li>Bleeding edge alpha version: http://github.com/facebook/connect-js </li></ul>// if we have a session, query for the user's profile picture and name FB.api( { method: 'fql.query', query: 'SELECT name, pic FROM profile WHERE id=' + FB.getSession().uid }, function(response) { var user = response[0]; $('#user-info').html('<img src=&quot;' + user.pic + '&quot;>' + user.name).show('fast'); } ); Example JS w/ jQuery
  4. 4. Important Changes <ul><li>December 20 th - Policy Change: Don’t automatically show the Share dialog – this dialog can only be triggered based on an explicit user choice </li></ul><ul><li>December 20 th - Stream Publishing: Only use stream.publish, FB.Connect.streamPublish, and Facebook.streamPublish to, well, publish to the stream. Everything else is deprecated. (Actually, you can still use users.setStatus and status.set if you like) </li></ul><ul><li>December 16 th - Verification requirements to be enforced for ALL apps. Make sure your apps are following the Platform Guidelines! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bits and bobs <ul><li>For video, use the flash attachment type in Feed Stories. Not the video attachment type. </li></ul><ul><li>Call pages.isFan without needing a user authorisation. </li></ul><ul><li>New API Call: links.preview generates link attachment data for stream.publish method. Use it to see how Facebook is scrapes your page metadata </li></ul>
  6. 6. Contact Details Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/iskandar Telephone : 020 7096 0146 Email : [email_address] Address : Nudge 23-24 Greek Street Soho, London W1D 4DZ Web : www.nudgelondon.com   “ dedicated social media experts” – Inside Facebook, June 2008   Recent Clients Sign up to our award winning social media update Little Nudge at nudgelondon.com

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