Corona and Facebook Technology Partners

Corona and Facebook Technology Partners

FB and CoronaAs you have undoubtedly heard, Facebook has been very focused on its mobile efforts lately. Today in fact, they announced the Facebook Technology Partners program. We are excited that Corona Labs is part of this program and we have worked to make sure Corona SDK fully supports the functionality that Facebook makes available to mobile developers. More specifically, we support the latest Facebook SDK on iOS (and will soon do so on Android as well).

We are proud of how easy it is to develop great, connected apps with Corona SDK, and that is no less true when integrating Facebook into your apps.

To get started, we’ve put together two great resources:

1) Scrumptious sample app – This app replicates the functionality, in Corona SDK, of the Scrumptious Facebook sample app. You can find the project files in Corona SDK’s sample code folder (/SampleCode/Networking/Scrumptious), run it and analyze the code to see how it works.

2) Screencast – This screencast walks through the functionality of the sample app and gives you an overview of the code and how it works. You can watch it below.

Once you take a look at the code and watch the screencast, you will be well on your way to understanding how to build mobile apps integrated with Facebook to make them more social and engaging. As always, feel free to ask questions and discuss in our forums.

  • Chris Leyton
    Posted at 09:47h, 18 April

    Excellent work Team Corona – don’t see too many competitors listed in the partner listing, nice one 🙂

  • Brian G. Burton
    Posted at 10:35h, 18 April

    Looking forward to Pizza at the Eiffel Tower and making apps for Facebook!

  • Mick
    Posted at 22:01h, 18 April

    Wish corona focused on a decent SDK first. Join up with sublime and make a wonderful product maybe…

    • Dave Baxter
      Posted at 07:18h, 19 April

      I think you mean IDE, they already have a wonderful SDK 😉

  • Dave Baxter
    Posted at 07:16h, 19 April

    That looks very interesting, didn’t even know that sample app existed.


  • Talha Tayyub
    Posted at 08:30h, 21 April

    nice to hear that Corona is partner with Facebook hope you will grow as fast as you can.

  • Mario Roberti
    Posted at 10:16h, 31 May

    What the what?!?! This looks super awesome! A far cry from the early implementations of Facebook functionality in Corona! Well done guys, glad you partnered up with them on this!!


  • Haakon
    Posted at 12:58h, 01 June

    Hey, why are you technology partners, and already miles behind on SDK updates? What’s in it if you don’t keep up to date with facebooks SDKs?

    For example, where is the new, less intrusive login prompt that facebook says makes A LOT more users sign up with facebook? You’re still stuck on the old (not recommended) redirect-to-fullscreen-login.

    And what about the upcoming open graph custom actions and objects that will be released with Facebooks 3.5 SDK? It’s already in public beta, how come we Corona users have to wait with testing and implementing it, and yet another time fall behind the competition?

  • ArdentKid
    Posted at 14:03h, 10 July

    @Haakon totally agree.

    Not only that, but there’s still no documentation for openning links in the native apps (i.e. fb://page/mypage or twitter://mytwittername). Everyone in every blog/ forum I’ve seen discussing this is still at a loss and I couldn’t figure it out either.

    Corona has been needing to play catchup for a while. I’ve been using this SDK for too long it seems.

  • Rob Miracle
    Posted at 14:18h, 10 July

    Hi ArdentKid. We do have a blog post on using URL Scheme’s so that your Corona SDK apps can respond to these type’s of requests from other apps. However for us documenting all of FaceBook and Twitter’s URL Schemes we would be writing documentation that might become out of date very quickly. It’s really Facebook’s responsibility to document what all you can do with fb: or Twitter’s responsibility to document what all you can do there. We provide a mechanism to call URL and that is documented under system.openURL.

    There are a couple of different websites that have information on URL Schemes in use by other apps:

    This stackoverflow question/answer might be helpful too:

  • ArdentKid
    Posted at 19:35h, 11 July

    Thanks Rob, I understand.

    I think it would be worth it to make some mention of URL Schemes in the docs for openURL, since it does seem like this isn’t even possible with the current docs.

  • Rob Miracle
    Posted at 14:29h, 19 July

    Good idea @ArdentKid. Brent is going to update it soon with a few more examples.

  • Saravana Pandian
    Posted at 23:57h, 11 March

    I need a help please. but i have appid… When i am creating app for integrating with facebook sharing, i need to put publisherId in settings. but i dont know how to get this id.