In this new mini-series of Premium tutorials, you’ll learn how to use Flash to build a Facebook Graph API application that can create slideshows for your public pages. This first part covers getting set up with the Facebook AS3 SDK, loading API info into Flash with JSON, and designing the app with Flash Professional.
This application allows you to select a Facebook album or event list from one of your public pages (not your personal profile) and turn it into a slideshow for your page tab. When the users enter your page, they will see photos from your chosen album, with your photo title and description, or event name, date and invites (for the Event tab).
In future parts of this series, we’ll create the actual Flash slider that does just that; meanwhile we’ll create the generator for the embed code that will reside at the Facebook application URL.
You’ll need to be logged in to Facebook in order to see this demo: https://apps.facebook.com/activetuts_tabmaker/
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