Showing posts with label facebook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label facebook. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

comment_icon 1 Facebook Charging Money to send Message to Unknown's Inbox

Finally Facebook became the just like other dating site where nothing is free . Today i tried to send a Message to someone unknown, And  got surprise to see that i need to pay  the money to send message to inbox otherwise it will be delivered to Other message box. here is the snapshot of the message shown to me.

Send this message to her Inbox for रु19.26 INR
Just send this message to her Other folder— 

Facebook charging Money for sending message to inbox
Facebook charging Money for sending message to inbox

Facebook charging Money for sending message to inbox - Payment Method
Facebook charging Money for sending message to inbox - Payment Method

Friday, February 22, 2013

comment_icon 0 Create Relationship Timeline on Facebook

In Facebook Timeline there is feature of creating a Relationship timeline By which you can see what happens between you and other person on Facebook even you can share it with your friends , customize it by uploading cover photo.

How to build it ? 

1. in chat bar hover on the person name to whom with you wanna see relationship , it display a box ,click on see friendship link

2. open user profile , click on settings icon tab and then select see friendship.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

comment_icon 0 Facebook Developers Live

Today Facebook Announced Its New Section for developers Called Facebook Developers will be going live from feb. 20th. To join developers Live visit here

what it Provides For Developer ?

It provides all the resources for developing and growing your Facebook Application. Specially the most needed section of Facebook developer "Video Tutorials"

Saturday, January 26, 2013

comment_icon 0 Interesting Facebook Graph Search terms

Facebook Recently Launched its New Graph Search by which you can search things in simple English or your language  and then you can filter them to on different parameters .

how to use facebook graph search
This search can be utilized in different ways depending on your Interests .


Search For Singles in your Locality : just type following search term: 
Single females who live in " locality"     (  like..  Single females who live in New Delhi, India )
gives result :

Then you can apply different filter on them.

Age Range
Religious Views
Political Views
Employer Location
Time Period
Class Year

Admins of
Members of
Apps They Use
Tagged in
Commented on
Interacted with
Birth Year
Current City
Live Near
Relationship with
Married to
Engaged to
Partners with
Relatives of
Parents of
Stepparents of
Siblings of
Children of
Cousins of

Other Useful terms you wanna try :
People who work at IBM in Chennai, Tamil Nadu 
Photos of Sachin Tendulkar 

And My Favouraite one :
Current cities of my friends 

How to get it ?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

comment_icon 2 Windows Phone Facebook Chat not connecting : Solution

I have Nokia Lumia710 and recently i faced a problem that is my Facebook chat is not working. it is always showing  trying to connect.
So i just searched over the internet but there is no solution available so i tried something and i got the solution.
if you are facing the same problem follow these steps.

  2. Now again add your Facebook account. it will ask you to allow chats say ok . if it get connect then enjoy otherwise follow the 3rd step.
  3. go to Messaging->click Settings -> turn on Facebook chat it will ask you to setup the chat allow it . this time it gets connected enjoy have fun :).
  4. please drop your valuable comments .

Friday, August 17, 2012

comment_icon 1 Create Facebook Application with JSP

Today i was just seeing the  traffic sources of my blog and i found few search queries .which made me to write this post.
 make a facebook application with jsp 
 facebook canvas app jsp tutorial
For those who are looking for the same kind of tutorial there is a good news and a bad news for them.
Bad news is that Facebook  doesn't have any SDK for Java but good news is that Facebook have an SDK for JavaScript so if you are going to build the Facebook application in jsp you can try the JavaScript SDK

There is also an Api on Google Project , i haven't tried it but you can try that
i hope you will find this api useful 

There are few more api available on the internet . don't forget to visit the link's given below you surely gonna find them useful.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

comment_icon 2 Why Facebook theme is blue ?????

Have you ever thought why everything in Facebook is Themed blue ?
I guess not. Then only reason for this is that Mark Zuckerberg is red-green color blind. Surprised but its true. In the interview,he told reporter Jose Antonio Vargas that “blue is the richest color for me — I can see all of blue.” you can also easily guess this if you see these pictures .everything is blue from logo to log-in.
The Facebook-mark zukerberg color blind

Facebook-mark zukerberg color blind

comment_icon 1 Creating Facebook Application Step By Step Part-3

hello guys this is the third part of the series of Creating Facebook Application step by step . if have haven't seen last part please have a look Developing-A-Facebook-Application-Part-2 In this tutorial i am going to cover the following topics
  • Setting up the environment
  • Clonning your phpfogapp Repository
  • getting facebook php sdk and starting with the example
So lets Start..
  1. Downloading The tools
    if you already have s\installed any of these you can skip that
    Download and install Github for Windows
    Download and install WampServer 2 32 or 64 bit
    Make a full install for both of them, to avoid the unncessary trouble
  2. Next Step is to generating ssh key so here is the process for that
    1. open Git Bash
    2. type
      $ cd ~/.ssh
      If you get "no such file or directory", create the directory:
      $ mkdir ~/.ssh
    3. Generate your key by following command
      $ cd ~/.ssh
      $ ssh-keygen -t rsa
      Generating public/private rsa key pair.
      Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/PHPFog/.ssh/id_rsa):id_rsa (use id_rsa)
      Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):(enter your password)
      Enter same passphrase again:
      This password is used to protect the private key.
      Your identification has been saved in /Users/PHPFog/.ssh/id_rsa.
      Your public key has been saved in /Users/PHPFog/.ssh/
      The key fingerprint is:
      The key's randomart image is:
      +--[ RSA 2048]----+
      |                 |
      |         .       |
      |        . o      |
      |       . * = .   |
      |        S B E .  |
      |       o = o o   |
      |        o o o .  |
      |         . . o o.|
      |             .+.*|
    4. Now since the key is genereted . next step is to add this in your phpfog account
      Open your public key with a text editor and copy the entire text.
      A real key will look like:
    5. open phpfog goto My Account->settings->ssh keys->add key -> add key details (key name can be any name)

      adding ssh key to phpgog by
  3. now we need to clone the source code from our phpgog git repository . cloning is the process of copying entire project files
    Go to your App Console at PHP Fog and click on the "Source Code" tab on the left.
    cloning git repository by

    Copy the value for "Clone your git repository:", which should look something like:
    $ git clone
    Run the command in your terminal, and you should see something like this:
    $  git clone
    Cloning into ''...
    The authenticity of host ' (some ip)' can't be established.
    RSA key fingerprint is a6:c5:32:57:cc:21:0c:91:d0:f3:11:43:53:eb:9f:23.
    Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
    Warning: Permanently added ',(some ip)' (RSA) to the list of
    known hosts.
    Enter passphrase for key '/c/Users/Abhi/.ssh/id_rsa':
    remote: Counting objects: 3, done.
    remote: Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
    Receiving objects: 100% (3/3), done.
  4. Now we can work on our source files change the directory to our project directiry .
    $ cd replace foo with your app name for me its how2labsdemo
    now open the index.php file with the following command or you can open it in text editor by going through the following directory
    C:\Users\Abhi\ for windows user only
    command for viewing and editing files with
    To view/edit a file vi filename.extension open file vi index.php
    To save press ESC key enter :w
    To close/quit editing press ESC key enter :q
  5. if you opened the index.php you can see that hello world is wriiten in that i.e. the output we seen in the last part. this index file will get created automatically when we create the app
  6. since now everything is done so we can start developing the app . for this we need the facebok sdk for php . Click here to download facebook php sdk Click on zip option
    Extract the sdk to some directory and follow the stpes
    1. copy the src folder to our local repository i.e. C:\Users\Abhi\\src . rename src to sdk so final directory will be C:\Users\Abhi\\sdk with following files
      base_facebook.php  facebook.php  fb_ca_chain_bundle.crt
    2. now open index.php and copy the following code


      require 'sdk/facebook.php';

      $facebook = new Facebook(array(

        'appId'  => 'your app id',
        'secret' => 'your app secret',
      // See if there is a user from a cookie
      $user = $facebook->getUser();
      if ($user) {
        try {
          // Proceed knowing you have a logged in user who's authenticated.
          $user_profile = $facebook->api('/me');
        } catch (FacebookApiException $e) {
          echo '<pre>'.htmlspecialchars(print_r($e, true)).'</pre>';
          $user = null;
      <!DOCTYPE html>
      <html xmlns:fb="">
          <?php if ($user) { ?>
            Your user profile is
              <?php print htmlspecialchars(print_r($user_profile, true)) ?>
          <?php } else { ?>
          <?php } ?>
          <div id="fb-root"></div>
            window.fbAsyncInit = function() {
                appId: '<?php echo $facebook->getAppID() ?>',
                cookie: true,
                xfbml: true,
                oauth: true
              FB.Event.subscribe('auth.login', function(response) {
              FB.Event.subscribe('auth.logout', function(response) {       
            (function() {
              var e = document.createElement('script'); e.async = true;
              e.src = document.location.protocol +
      save the file.
    3. Now we need to upload this file to phpfog server so follow the steps given below for that
      1. First step is to add the new files
        $ git add .
        sample output
        warning: LF will be replaced by CRLF in sdk/base_facebook.php.
        The file will have its original line endings in your working directory.
        warning: LF will be replaced by CRLF in sdk/facebook.php.
        The file will have its original line endings in your working directory.
        warning: LF will be replaced by CRLF in sdk/fb_ca_chain_bundle.crt.
        The file will have its original line endings in your working directory.
        The "add" command tells git to "stage" new files in preparation for a commit. The "." tells git to add all the files in the current directory recursively.
      2. Second step is to commit the updation
        $ git commit -m "first commit (or type any message)"
        sample output
        warning: LF will be replaced by CRLF in sdk/base_facebook.php.
        The file will have its original line endings in your working directory.
        warning: LF will be replaced by CRLF in sdk/facebook.php.
        The file will have its original line endings in your working directory.
        warning: LF will be replaced by CRLF in sdk/fb_ca_chain_bundle.crt.
        The file will have its original line endings in your working directory.
         5 files changed, 1773 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
         create mode 100644 channel.php
         rewrite index.php (100%)
         create mode 100644 sdk/base_facebook.php
         create mode 100644 sdk/facebook.php
         create mode 100644 sdk/fb_ca_chain_bundle.crt
        This command commits the added file to your git repository. It's still local, but now it's ready to be uploaded (i.e. "pushed").
      3. Last step is push the files that means upload the file
        $ git push
        sample output
        Enter passphrase for key '/c/Users/Abhi/.ssh/id_rsa':(enter your password)
         Counting objects: 10, done. Delta compression using up to 2 threads. Compressing objects: 100% (8/8), done. Writing objects: 100% (8/8), 17.77 KiB, done. Total 8 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0) remote: -----> Deploying to the cloud
        This command commits the added file to your git repository. It's still local, but now it's ready to be uploaded (i.e. "pushed").
    4. Now we uploded the files so we can see the output file updation may take time so please don't panic. have some coffee in mean time you will get ouput something like this .
      Your user profile is
          [id] => 100003149296690
          [name] => Abhimanyu Rathore
          [first_name] => Abhimanyu
          [last_name] => Rathore
          [link] =>
          [username] => abhimanyu7nov
          [location] => Array
                  [id] => 102186159822587
                  [name] => Chennai, Tamil Nadu
          [education] => Array
                  [0] => Array
                          [school] => Array
                                  [id] => 110776898943667
                                  [name] => k.v
                          [type] => High School
                  [1] => Array
                          [school] => Array
                                  [id] => 109299605785499
                                  [name] => Dr. MGR University
                          [year] => Array
                                  [id] => 118118634930920
                                  [name] => 2012
                          [type] => College
                  [2] => Array
                          [school] => Array
                                  [id] => 107874392573563
                                  [name] => Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute
                          [degree] => Array
                                  [id] => 140065339390579
                                  [name] => B.Tech
                          [year] => Array
                                  [id] => 118118634930920
                                  [name] => 2012
                          [type] => Graduate School
          [gender] => male
          [timezone] => 5.5
          [locale] => en_US
          [verified] => 1
          [updated_time] => 2012-08-06T18:54:13+0000

Saturday, August 4, 2012

comment_icon 2 Creating Facebook Application Step By Step Part-2

in last part we have seen how to create a New Facebook Application
incase you haven't seen it -  Developing-A-Facebook-Application Part 1

In this tutorial we are going to see that what are the Requirements of a facebook application and how we can fulfill them

Requirement of facebook App: 

  1. you need a web hosting ( for hosting your Application)
  2. Web hosting should be https enabled ,that means that your website url should be ssl secured.

How can we fulfill  these requirements:

we have 2 choices here 
 1. we should buy a web hosting and get a ssl certificate for website (too costly)
 2. we can go for a website who provides free web-hosting with ssl 

here we are going through the 2nd choice 

what i am going to use for  hosting  my facebook Applications ?

Ans . I am going to use following

so lets start in a new tab and fill up the form

    2. After submitting it will take you to New App wizard  : select Custom app As show in picture

  3.Now fill you domain name it should be unique :

4. Now click on create App it wiil automatically create a New app for you

  5. Now click on view lice site button you will see something like as shown in below picture .don't worry it will take some time in mean time we fill details on facebook

6. open  in new tab and select your application as shown in picture 

7. now click on edit app button

8. now fill details copy your phpfogApp url . url you can see when  you click view live site . make sure you put https:// in that as shown in picture and don't forget to save it.

9. Now select Auth dialog option here we are going to fill information about the users permission that we are going to need and used in Application  just fill as shown in picture

10 Now just refresh  your phpfogapp site  . if you don't see  hellow worls as shown in picture try using https:// as shown in picture still if won't show than just wait for some time and you can move to the next step.

11 now go to Facebook developer page again and select your app you will see summary page . copy your canvas url from that page and paste it into new tab . this is your facebook application URL

so we successfully hosted our facebook application and we also got htts for facebook app , in next part we are going through the process of writing code for the facebook app and we will also setup the environment for our facebook App development  . for more updates and tutorial please subscribe this blog . i hope you like it .