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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


Besides the text-based communication methods in Facebook, one of the major connections between users is the Photos they can upload and view. Using the Facebook ActionScript 3 SDK, we are able to access information about publicly-accessible Albums and Photos, and of course the Tags, Comments, and Likes associated with all of those objects.

With our application authorized as a user, granted the required Extended Permissions and interacting with the Graph API on their behalf, we are able to load information about the Photos and Albums that the current user—or the current user's friends—have created. When it comes to creating a Photo on behalf of the user, we are able to upload both existing image files and generated images, thanks to the image data capabilities of the Flash Platform.

In this chapter, we're going to cover some of the image-related capabilities of Facebook and the Graph API, specifically loading the Albums and Photos information of the current user and their friends...