An Intro to Facebook Connect Development

Just recently at F8, Facebook announced the launch of the ability to integrate your website’s users with users inside Facebook through a technology they call Facebook Connect. Such technology enables your website’s users to login using their Facebook username and password, right on your site, and link their profile and friend information directly to your own site for display and access outside of Facebook. Once authenticated, your site can also make calls for those users (with their permission) back to Facebook, enabling an interesting viral opportunity for your website or brand. Facebook Connect is not live yet, predicted to launch in September of 2008, it is in Sandbox mode currently. (It’s very important to note that only developers of your Facebook Connect apps can currently login through Facebook Connect! When Facebook Connect goes live to the public anyone will be able to start using it.)