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Facebook API

The Facebook API is a platform for building applications that are available to the members of the social network of Facebook. The API allows applications to use the social connections and profile information to make applications more involving, and to publish activities to the news feed and profile pages of Facebook, subject to individual users privacy settings. With the API, users can add social context to their applications by utilizing profile, friend, Page, group, photo, and event data. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses are localized and in XML format.

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Facebook: Highlights

Summary
Social networking service
Category
Social
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML
API home
https://developers.facebook.com/ 
This is 1 of
10 APIs by Facebook

Facebook: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://api.facebook.com/restserver.php

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Facebook account and developer ID  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
Yes, within limits  
Provider
facebook.com  
Company
Facebook  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
developers.facebook.com/docs/beta/opengraph/opengr... 
Usage Limits
100,000 requests 24 hour period 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
Username/password, developer key, OAuth 
SSL Support
 
Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
PHP, Java 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
Facebook Developer Blog 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
forum.developers.facebook.com/ 
Developer Support
forums 
Console URL
developers.facebook.com/tools/explorer 

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February 17, 2011
at 09:53
Comment by: Amanda

Is there a way for me to upload pictures of someone, and be able to find out who they are on facebook?

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