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Drupal as a platform for building Facebook applications


With the rollout of App Center this summer, Facebook has made it easier than ever for their nearly 800 million active users to discover great new HTML5 applications. Drupal is perfectly poised for developers to quickly build user-centric applications that integrate tightly with the Facebook experience.

Having recently launched an application on Facebook that was built with Drupal 7, I'll talk about my experiences with several contributed modules (fb, fb_oauth, fb_social_plugins, fbconnect) and provide tips to speed up and improve the developer experience.

Discussed in this session

  • Creating and managing a Facebook application.
  • Differences between Drupal's contributed FB modules.
  • Developing locally within the Facebook iFrame.
  • Managing users.
  • Basics of FB's PHP SDK.
  • Basics of FB's Javascript SDK.