First Look: Getting Data from the Facebook Stream API


The new stream APIs that Facebook announced today appear to offer a rich level of data interaction between Facebook, applications, and external sites. So how does it actually work, and how do you go about implementing it?

The first step is to persuade your users to grant extended permissions to your application. Previously the extended permissions covered more abstract topics such as allowing an application to access a user’s data online (which may mean little to most users) or to allow e-mails to be sent (which users may be reluctant to grant).

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