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Facebook Application Development with Graph API Cookbook by Apeksha Singh, Shashwat Srivastava

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Registering a new Facebook application

What is a Facebook application? Fundamentally, a Facebook application is a code snippet written by a developer, which extracts Facebook data of the users (who use this application) and performs some meaningful task on this data. Facebook assigns each application a unique ID and private key. This helps it to distinguish between various applications and manage security. To obtain them is the very first step towards creating a new Facebook application.

Also, for creating an application inside Facebook, we need to specify a Canvas Page. This is the URL of our application inside Facebook and is of the form: http://apps.facebook.com/your_canvas_page. The Canvas Page is like a blank canvas within Facebook on which ...

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