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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


Exactly what a Facebook Group or a Facebook Event actually is should hopefully, to anyone who's used Facebook, be self-explanatory. But essentially, a Group is a loose association of Facebook users. Any user can create a Group, and depending on the sign-up process specified by the owner for that Group, anyone can join. Similarly, any user can create an Event and invite other users.

Both Groups and Events have a basic set of information—name, description, and picture. Events are obviously time - and location-sensitive, although they don't automatically disappear after they've occurred, and Groups are a more long-term collection of users, with no specific venue, geographical location, or prior connection between the members.

Information about Facebook Groups in general, and a web interface that can be used to create a new Group, can be found on the website, at the URL:, and the same goes for Events, which are similarly available from...