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Integrating Facebook iOS SDK with Your Application

Facebook provides an iOS SDK to third party developers which allows them to develop iOS applications. These applications are then made available on the app store, from which the developers are entitled to 70 percent of sales revenue. Embedding these Facebook iOS SDK features takes applications to the next level of user engagement.

Starting with the process of setting up a Facebook developer account, we will use hands-on examples to walk you through developing and integrating social element like inviting others to use your software. This book focuses on detailing and documenting the process of developing an actual application. Through the course of the book, you will learn to use iOS SDK features in your code flawlessly.

Aiming to simplify the process of embedding Facebook iOS SDK features in your app, each chapter focuses on a new feature, and as you move through the chapters, you will find yourself embedding more functionality in your application. We begin with the creation of a new Facebook App ID before creating and setting up a project. Through the course of the book, you will use social platforms to authenticate users and fetch their social information to make your project more attractive and engaging. The book emphasizes on sharing functionalities, such as inviting friends through Facebook messages with the sole intention of making the app viral. By the end of the book, you will look at how to use the Facebook News Feed to make your app go viral. By the end of the book you will have built a powerful application using the world’s largest social media platform.

What you will learn from this book

  • Distribute and promote your application on the social platform
  • Fetch user information and photos with Graph API
  • Display Facebook user profiles and friends list
  • Learn to use Facebook Graph API and API Explorer
  • Check user credentials against the Social Platform effortlessly

A tutorial-based guide with chapters focusing on learning and embedding crucial Facebook features.

Who this book is written for
If you are a developer who wishes to develop and monetize your apps on the App store, then this is the book for you. This book assumes you have basic knowledge of iOS programming using Objective-C and XCode, however, prior knowledge of Facebook iOS SDK is not required.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (September 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782168435
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782168430
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