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Integrating Facebook iOS SDK with Your Application by Giuseppe Macrì

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Chapter 1. Introduction to the Facebook Platform

Platform is one of the main components of the Facebook project. It allows developers to produce third-party applications that are able to rely on Facebook's architectural layers to expand their own systems. Ever since May 2007, when Platform was launched, Facebook engineers have worked really hard on extending, improving, and making the architecture more flexible, reliable, secure, and robust. Since last year, Facebook has been focusing on improving the user experience on mobile devices leading them to extend their architecture with native SDKs such as iOS and Android.

In this chapter, we are going to take a look at Facebook Platform's architecture and features from a developer's point of view. We ...

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