Learn how to create a FaceBook app

  • January 6, 2010 · 7:00 PM

Come learn how to quickly and easily create a FaceBook app! We will demonstrate how to build a FaceBook application from scratch using codeigniter PHP framework. After an brief introduction to codeigniter, we will move to building a FaceBook application which includes - Facebook PHP API, explanation of the form when creating a new application, generating news feeds, generating notifications etc. We'll also touch upon FBML and XFBML and how they can be used for iframe applications by using FaceBook JavaScript API. After this, any beginner would be able to develop FaceBook applications. Please RSVP soon - this event will fill up quick!

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  • Bobby C.

    Great high-level presentation on developing a Facebook App with PHP. (with or without codeigniter) Thanks Ashish for taking the time to show us how easy it is to get started and what to watch out for, etc. Not to mention great pizza! Thanks Matt for coordinating that!

    January 10, 2010

  • Eric B.

    A good overview. I would have preferred a longer workshop.

    January 8, 2010

  • Boz H.

    A little over my head on the CodeIgniter stuff, but seeing the facebook stuff in action really made me want to go out and learn more and try to apply it with my own app. Thanks!

    January 7, 2010

  • Michael B.

    Excellent job and good overview of FaceBook API. Loved the Pizza!!!

    January 7, 2010

  • Michael B.

    I think this meeting was a huge success. Ashish did a great job showing us a bit of the framework, and just how easy it is to write your own FaceBook app. We will work to get the slides and code samples up on the site so others can download it. We will also post a video of the presentation for those that missed it.

    Afterward we had a great time at the bar with about 20 people from the event. So much enthusiasm, ideas, and passion - I am really excited about the future of BostonPHP.

    January 7, 2010

  • ashish k.

    Hi all. Thanks for coming. I tried best to keep it easy to understand with the presentation and a sample application but even then it was a lot to cover considering the time we had at our disposal. I think we all did pretty well and most of what I had aimed to cover was covered.

    To make things easy , I will share the presentation and code of the application i developed along with instructions to set up in couple of days. For any queries, feel free to write to me at [masked]

    January 7, 2010

  • Duane B.

    Nice quick introduction to one type of facebook application. Great job creating a simple demo application that shows off some relatively powerful functionality. I would have liked to learn the FBML technique, too.

    January 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Iframe apps are not so common, it would have been nice to hear more about FBML based Facebook applications.

    January 7, 2010

  • Andrew D.

    Lots of good stuff - would have preferred to have focused exclusively on facebook (rather than setting up the app in code ignitor) but I still learned a lot.

    January 7, 2010

  • Eugene B.

    The speaker was difficult to understand and the presentation was not coherent. The presentation was difficult for the beginner to follow.

    January 7, 2010

  • Nan H.

    I don't know anything about CodeIgniter so I didn't really get that part. If we had been told it was going to involve codeigniter I would have done some research on it.

    January 7, 2010

  • Connie H.

    It was a little advanced for me, but very encouraging and certainly interesting. I followed the concepts even if I didn't catch all the details.

    January 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    probably would have been nice to have slides/materials beforehand. otherwise pretty informative.

    January 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presenter, Ashish was well-prepared and did a great job of keeping the meetup on track.

    January 6, 2010

  • Tim T.

    Thanks Matt! For anyone who is going to embark on FB development, let's please get together and discuss best practices. I have learned a wealth of information between the last Facebook Garage event and my own implementation of Facebook Connect! Contact me at [masked]

    January 5, 2010

  • Matt M.

    Hi all,
    This is a response to Tim's question. We will video the "how to create a facebook app" event. It will likely be made available within a week or so after the event. We plan on offering video for all meetups whenever the presenter is comfortable with having the presentation made available online. There are some details that need to be worked out regarding how it will be displayed on our site but at the very least, we will make the URL available so that we can all share and discuss.

    December 27, 2009

  • Tim T.

    Hi Michael, will a video of this meetup be available later?

    December 27, 2009

  • Michael B.

    You don't want to miss this one. We might have to cap the number of people that can attend as this will sure to be a hot topic. Make sure you RSVP now and mark your calendar.

    December 13, 2009

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