Creating Social Apps with Graph API

Facebook’s developer blog recently shared a useful example of how their Graph API can be used to create a sample app that “searches and presents an ordered list of the movies most liked amongst a user and her friends.” According to a related blog post, “At Facebook's core is the social graph; people and the connections they have to everything they care about. The Graph API presents a simple, consistent view of the Facebook social graph, uniformly representing objects in the graph (e.g., people, photos, events, and pages) and the connections between them (e.g., friend relationships, shared content, and photo tags).”

The original post states, “The Graph API provides a rich set of functionality that enables you to build apps with ‘social’ at the core of the experience. Social apps have changed the way people make decisions, like deciding what movies to watch, what songs to listen to, what shows to get into or where to travel. As part of our continuing series of ‘how tos,’ we thought it’d be interesting to show how you can easily create these same social experiences.”

See the full post for a detailed example of how the Graph API can be utilized.

Image: Courtesy Facebook Developers