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Facebook Marketing: Leverage Social Media to Grow Your Business by Steven Holzner

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10 Developing Your Own Applications

In this chapter:

•  Creating a new application

•  Writing a JavaScript game

•  Configuring an application

•  Adding your new application to your profile

•  Design tips

Creating a New Application

Maybe you want to create your own Facebook application, and you wonder if this would be difficult. At its most basic, you can just host your own application as a web page on your own website, written in whatever language you want, such as PHP. Facebook will give your application space in its own Profile Box in users’ profiles.

To see how the process works, let’s create our own Facebook application and get it running. To keep things simple, we’ll write this sample application in JavaScript, and it will be a guessing ...

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