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Mariusz KowalczykMariusz Kowalczyk Posts: 115Registered Users
Hello and welcome

I would like to have some Twitter/Facebook integration in a game I am working on. There will be two features:
- follow us on Twitter/Facebook
- send your score to Twitter/Facebook

I am going to implement these features as a normal links (the built-in browser will appear after clicking).


Twitter Help Center | Guidelines for Use of the Twitter Trademark
Brand Resource Center | Facebook

After reading these two documents I still have more questions than answers.

1. Do I need to ask Twitter/Facebook for permission?

2. Do I need to register anything anywhere? There are those "developer sections" on Twitter/Facebook, do I need to mess with them?

3. Can I use custom made buttons or maybe I have to use the buttons they provide? According to the links above, they may have some objections about custom design of the buttons. On the other hand there is so many apps and sites with custom buttons so I probably misunderstood something.

Thank you for any suggestions.
Post edited by Mariusz Kowalczyk on
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  • twernertwerner Posts: 440New Users @ @
    edited June 2011
    hi
    i uses fb custom buttons in my apps, with a uiweb as a subview, where the fanpage is loaded in former times i just used build in safari, but it was less effective !

    I dont' think so that you will ask for permission at fb, because otherwise millions of website had to to so.

    tobias
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  • Mariusz KowalczykMariusz Kowalczyk Posts: 115Registered Users
    edited June 2011
    twerner wrote: »
    I dont' think so that you will ask for permission at fb, because otherwise millions of website had to to so.

    Thank you for your answer. You are right, but iPhone app is not a website, that's why I am not sure.

    I would like to hear more from people who actually made applications with Twitter/Facebook buttons.
    <a href="http://unusualsoft.com/tritri" target="_blank">atritria_icon.png</a> <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/app/id492047244?mt=8&ls=1" target="_blank">icon.p
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  • applegend419applegend419 Posts: 106Registered Users
    edited June 2011
    im also implementing this.

    on my twitter button it always brings me to the browser page saying that i should download the iphone app (with an option to continue to the mobile page)... anyone know how to bypass this or bring up the twitter app from the link?
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  • Renaissance77Renaissance77 Posts: 132Registered Users @ @
    edited June 2011
    You can launch the facebook (or twitter) apps using custom URLs. Here's an example for Twitter:

    Making a "Follow us on Twitter" button | Cocoanetics

    And facebook:

    IPhone URL Schemes - akosma wiki
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  • Mariusz KowalczykMariusz Kowalczyk Posts: 115Registered Users
    edited June 2011
    Hello and welcome

    I would like to have some Twitter/Facebook integration in a game I am working on. There will be two features:
    - follow us on Twitter/Facebook
    - send your score to Twitter/Facebook

    I am going to implement these features as a normal links (the built-in browser will appear after clicking).


    Twitter Help Center | Guidelines for Use of the Twitter Trademark
    Brand Resource Center | Facebook

    After reading these two documents I still have more questions than answers.

    1. Do I need to ask Twitter/Facebook for permission?

    2. Do I need to register anything anywhere? There are those "developer sections" on Twitter/Facebook, do I need to mess with them?

    3. Can I use custom made buttons or maybe I have to use the buttons they provide? According to the links above, they may have some objections about custom design of the buttons. On the other hand there is so many apps and sites with custom buttons so I probably misunderstood something.

    Thank you for any suggestions.

    I still need some advice. Anyone?
    <a href="http://unusualsoft.com/tritri" target="_blank">atritria_icon.png</a> <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/app/id492047244?mt=8&ls=1" target="_blank">icon.p
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  • Irishdawg90Irishdawg90 Posts: 203Registered Users
    edited June 2011
    While this topic is here, I was just wondering the other day... Can you set up something where if you like an app on fb or follow them on twitter it will unlock additional content? Or would Apple frown upon that?
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  • 7twenty77twenty7 Posts: 1,013Registered Users @ @ @ @
    edited June 2011
    I still need some advice. Anyone?

    Honestly, I think you're really overthinking it. You don't need to ask them for permission. You only need to sign up with the developer stuff if you're integrating FB/Twitter functionality directly into your app (using their API)...and as for the buttons, I really don't think they care that much.
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  • Mariusz KowalczykMariusz Kowalczyk Posts: 115Registered Users
    edited June 2011
    While this topic is here, I was just wondering the other day... Can you set up something where if you like an app on fb or follow them on twitter it will unlock additional content? Or would Apple frown upon that?

    If it would be something like a "Twitter achievement" (it's probably forbidden to use the phrase "Twitter" in the name of the achievement) then maybe Apple wouldn't tell anything. Who knows.
    7twenty7 wrote: »
    Honestly, I think you're really overthinking it. You don't need to ask them for permission. You only need to sign up with the developer stuff if you're integrating FB/Twitter functionality directly into your app (using their API)...and as for the buttons, I really don't think they care that much.

    Thanks for your answer. I think you are right :)
    <a href="http://unusualsoft.com/tritri" target="_blank">atritria_icon.png</a> <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/app/id492047244?mt=8&ls=1" target="_blank">icon.p
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  • PsychoChrisPsychoChris Posts: 6New Users
    edited June 2011
    You can launch the facebook (or twitter) apps using custom URLs. Here's an example for Twitter:

    Making a "Follow us on Twitter" button | Cocoanetics

    And facebook:

    IPhone URL Schemes - akosma wiki

    Thanks for sharing the links, but the Facebook link fb://profile/<id> is broken in the current iOS Facebook App (http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=6628568379&topic=21775). Do you have a workaround for that issue?

    Thanks
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