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Flash Facebook Cookbook

By : James Ford
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Flash Facebook Cookbook

By: James Ford

Overview of this book

Flash applications are popular and becoming increasingly social. With flash applications for facebook you can tap into a potential audience of half a billion existing users, their connections and affiliations, their uploaded images, posts, comments and more.The Flash Facebook Cookbook is packed with recipes for the Graph API and FQL, used for reading and writing data as well as interacting with Facebook anonymously or on behalf of an authorised Facebook User.The topics covered by the recipes in this Cookbook include working with News feeds, uploading Photos, searching for and plotting Places on a map and much more. The cookbook has recipes ranging from those that work without any authentication with Facebook to those that do, and act on behalf of a user. Packed with recipes that yield practical demonstrations of the Graph API functionality, the Flash Facebook Cookbook is an essential tool for Flash Platform developers.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Flash Facebook Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Checkins and Facebook Places


In the chapters so far, we've looked at some of the different parts of the Facebook APIs, and how we can use the ActionScript 3 SDK in a general sense to perform actions on Facebook.

In this chapter, we're going to be looking at news feeds and profile feeds in particular. News and profile feeds are available for Facebook Users, Pages, Applications, and Groups, as part of their Graph API connections.

When we reading data from these feeds, we see that they can be populated by four different types of Graph API object: Status message, Link, Photo, or Video.

Only the first two of those are objects which can be posted directly to those feeds; photos and videos get uploaded elsewhere, to other Graph API connections, and the appearance of those photos and video items in the news feed is decided by Facebook.