Building Facebook Applications for Dummies

From the Back Cover
Use the Facebook Platform to create exciting apps
Build applications that take advantage of Facebook’s News Feed and Wall

With Facebook, social networking sites have grown up. Now they’re an important marketing tool as well as being just plain fun. This friendly book helps you create applications to reach Facebook’s huge audience, so you can enlarge your list of friends, introduce people to your product or service, or network with other business professionals.

Discover how to:
Work with the Facebook API
Migrate existing Web applications to Facebook
Create mobile apps for Facebook
Get your app noticed by Facebook users
Use Facebook’s markup and query languages

About the Author
Richard Wagner is an experienced Web designer and developer as well as author of several Web-related books. These books include Professional iPhone and iPod touch Programming, XSLT For Dummies, Creating Web Pages All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, XML All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Web Design Before & After Makeovers, and JavaScript Unleashed (1st, 2nd ed.). Before moving into full-time authoring, Richard was vice president of product development at NetObjects. He was also inventor and chief architect of the award-winning NetObjects ScriptBuilder. A versatile author with a wide range of interests, he is also author of The Myth of Happiness and C.S. Lewis & Narnia For Dummies.

Related Articles

Facebook for Dummies 2nd Edition

The eagerly anticipated update to the bestselling first edition is here!

Facebook’s popularity is seemingly unstoppable. The site experienced a huge boom in registered users in the latter half of 2008. It was at that time that Facebook also underwent a radical facelift and introduced numerous changes. Packed with hundreds of screen shots, this anxiously awaited new edition presents you with a thorough update on all the exciting changes to Facebook’s interface since the first edition hit the shelves a mere one year ago.

Authored by two Facebook employees, Facebook For Dummies, 2nd Edition, features unique insight and insider knowledge of Facebook that can’t be found anywhere else. You’ll explore optimum ways to get familiar with Facebook, tips for representing yourself online, best practices for keeping connected, how to run a business on Facebook, and more.

Walks you through creating a profile, navigating the interface, and setting up privacy features
Explains how to find and add friends, fill out your profile, add applications, and upload photos
Discusses ways to join a network or group or use Facebook as a scheduler
Addresses using Facebook to promote your business and buy ad space on Facebook

Put your best face forward and dive in to all the exciting new features that Facebook offers!

Facebook Marketing for Dummies

Discover how to leverage the power of the Facebook community to achieve your business marketing goals
Facebook boasts an extremely devoted user base, with more than 65 billion page visits per month. With Facebook, an organization can market and promote their brand, products, or services via the network’s built-in components of profile pages, polls, community building, advertising, word-of-mouth marketing, and business applications. This insightful resource focuses on the strategies, tactics, and techniques necessary to lead your organization into the world of Facebook marketing.

Packed with vital real-world case studies, the book serves as a must-have guide for the most reliable, responsible, and ethical business and marketing practices with Facebook.

A helpful reference that discusses essential strategies, tactics, and techniques for excelling in the world of Facebook marketing
Examines setting up a business profile page, hosting an event on Facebook, and tracking your return-on-investment
Shares strategies for successful Facebook advertising campaigns
Demonstrates how to create widgets and Facebook applications

Face it: this essential book contains everything you need to know for your foray into Facebook marketing.

Creating Web Pages AIO Desk Reference 3rd Edition For Dummies

Whether you’re looking to show off your digital photos or launch your own blog, Creating Web Pages All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 3rd Edition delivers all the know-how you need to create Web pages for any need. It demystifies technical topics like HTML and Cascading Style Sheets, gives you the lowdown on adding sound and video to a page, and shows you how to put the latest versions of Dreamweaver and Flash to work.
These nine minibooks show you the easy way to create great-looking pages with all the bells and whistles. They’re completely revised and updated to cover new page design tools and trends. Three all-new minibooks show you how to use Microsoft’s new Expressions Web tool to build simple but dazzling pages at online services such as Google Pages, MySpace, and eBay. You’ll also learn how to tweak a site’s look and feel with Cascading Style Sheets. Discover how to:

Create user-friendly page designs
Build a blog or photo page
Fine-tune your firewall
Fine-tune pages with HTML or CSS
Spice up your pages with video and animation
Use templates to save time and frustration
Reduce exposure by controlling user tasks
Create interactive features such as clickable images
Generate sophisticated graphic effects and movies with FlashDiscover
So what are you waiting for? Get Creating Web Pages All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 3rd Edition and start smartening up your Web pages now!

Yahoo SiteBuilder for Dummies

Choose the right graphics, include links and feedback forms, and add “wow”

You too can develop cool Web sites with Yahoo! SiteBuilder and this handy, easy-to-follow guide! All the basics of good site design are here, plus step-by-step directions for creating your site with text, links, pictures, and animation. Once you’re finished building your site, cash in a special offer from Yahoo! for discounted Web hosting and share your work with the world.

Discover how to

Create and publish a basic site in minutes
Use SiteBuilder templates
Design a site that?s easy to navigate
Avoid common mistakes amateurs make
Offer maps and searches on your site

Creating Web Pages All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies 3rd Edition

Whether you’re looking to show off your digital photos or launch your own blog, Creating Web Pages All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 3rd Edition delivers all the know-how you need to create Web pages for any need. It demystifies technical topics like HTML and Cascading Style Sheets, gives you the lowdown on adding sound and video to a page, and shows you how to put the latest versions of Dreamweaver and Flash to work.
These nine minibooks show you the easy way to create great-looking pages with all the bells and whistles. They’re completely revised and updated to cover new page design tools and trends. Three all-new minibooks show you how to use Microsoft’s new Expressions Web tool to build simple but dazzling pages at online services such as Google Pages, MySpace, and eBay. You’ll also learn how to tweak a site’s look and feel with Cascading Style Sheets.

Discover how to:

Create user-friendly page designs
Build a blog or photo page
Fine-tune your firewall
Fine-tune pages with HTML or CSS
Spice up your pages with video and animation
Use templates to save time and frustration
Reduce exposure by controlling user tasks
Create interactive features such as clickable images
Generate sophisticated graphic effects and movies with FlashDiscover

So what are you waiting for? Get Creating Web Pages All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 3rd Edition and start smartening up your Web pages now!