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PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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APIs in social networks

Let's take a look at what APIs other social networks offer developers, and what they do.

Facebook

Facebook provides a range of APIs to allow different types of applications to interact with their platform. This includes:

  • Website Integration: Integrating Facebook with your own website, including authentication, Single Sign-On, liking external content, and displaying Facebook network information within a page
  • Mobile Integration: Incorporating Facebook into mobile applications
  • Facebook Applications: Extending the functionality of Facebook by developing third-party applications, which operate from within the Facebook site

The range offered by Facebook is used not only to enhance what is available on the Facebook site, but also ...

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